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Refrigerator cooling emergency

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Freezer at 20, we would need to see the frost pattern when it is running. If the pattern is good you most likely have a faulty cold control, which is a fairly easy, inexpensive fix.

If not all of the coils are frosting up, then you have a leak. Unless you have an acetylene torch, vacuum pump, and freon gauge manifold amd cylinder it will cost more to fix than it is worth.

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Apparently his evap fan runs all the time which would eliminate the cc as the culprit. The picture of his evap panel doesn't show any frosting, which would be visible to some degree on the outside of the panel if his freezer is holding at 20f. There is no air blockage from the freezer to the fridge. Holding cold but not sufficiently cold temps in ff (47f) and freezer (20f) would indicate the compressor is running (but maybe not efficiently due to no fault of its own.. see below) . Although it's best to get your peeps on the evap, I'm in agreement with the Samurai that it's a pretty good bet there is a sealed system failure.

But hold the presses... going through the above litany does remind me there is one possible issue not addressed.... dirty condenser and/or failed or lethargic condenser fan motor. But this is only an excercise for us tech geeks now as the beer is saved!

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Then my wife shows me this to rub it in my face a little I guess. Lol

I can't seem to win. Hahaha

http://beer.findthebest.com/q/559/2714/What-is-the-serving-temperature-of-Blue-Moon-beer

I thought of that earlier but this is America and we love our beer as cold as possible (some say it originated in order to hide the taste or lack thereof) . Try telling your guests they really should enjoy the "lukewarm" beer because that's the way it supposed to be served . I would imagine at your next party only Werner, his wife Helga and your neighbor Mr. Wessex from West Yorkshire will attend.

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Did  you see the serving temp for "Guinness Draught" - 60 degrees?  That's ridiculous!!!!!!  Who wants to drink any beer at that warm of temp?

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34 degree Guinness is an abomination.  Find yerself an Irishman and ask him to give you a quick shillelagh beating ... Cold Guinness!  Now that is ridiculous!  lol.

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they say we like our beers cold because our beers suck. I say they liked their beers warm because their fridges suck. But once they've had a taste of an ice cold beer and know they can have access to it, times and tastes be a changin'.... even in the hallowed halls of Guiness itself:

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Well I'm going to get to the evaporator coils in a couple minutes to see whats happening. What have I got to lose? I will post some pics. As far as beer temps go, I have two friends that I work with and each of them have beer kegerators but both are different brands. Anyway they both had Sam adams alpine spring on tap and the one guys kegerator only goes as cold as 38 degrees but my other buddies kegerator gets a few degrees colder, anyway I swear the beer taste better at the 38 deg then it does at my other buddies house where it is colder. The colder beer just seems more refreshing. Either way I think 45 deg is too warm for beer. Can't wait for the kegerator to get here. Although it would be nice to get my refrigerator fixed that way I can have three beers on tap and room for bottles. Guess I'm asking for two much. Lol

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Oh by the way shonuff I checked on the fridge yesterday and the evaporator fan in the freezer was off. Should this run constantly?

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Well here it is. I will wait 20 mins and take another pic. The fan isnt running again by the way.

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Sry wrong pic

Here it is

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She's low on fuel ... I hear that fat lady singing.

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Gotta drink something cold while i work on the old girl... Lol at least its cold from our kitchen fridge!

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Would it help if i blew out the coils under the fridge or is this thing a lost cause? Guess i just burned up $125 bucks on a POS...

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it was recently purchased in this condition ?

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The guy I bought it off is going to replace it with another used one he has. He assured me this one would get cold. So I'm happy heis backing the sale. My kegerator should be here soon. I hope. Thx all for the help.

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