kegerator refrigeration problem

I recently purchased a custom made kegorator which holds 2 half kegs (roughly 30 cubic feet). the guy who sold it to me said it should have no problem getting down to 32 degrees. He assured me he had it hooked up several times and the temp got that low in a short period of time. i've had it setup now for about a week and the temp has not been below 45. All of the seals look fine and the motor seems to run non stop. I also have it plugged in to a heavy duty extension cord about 30 feet long although the outlet is about 10 feet away. also tipped unit slightly while bringing it down the basement stares. (someone told me that could ruin the compressor) Any idea what the problem may be?
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Depending how and how long it was tilted on its side, it should be left stand upright before plugging it in again.
You should be able to tell if there's a problem in the refrigeration system by inspecting the evaporator (cooling) coil and checking its frost pattern. If should be uniform and across its whole surface after the compressor has been running for a while. Typically a refrigeration problem will cause frost in one area more than the rest or no frosting at all.

That is not a good idea! At the very least get an extension cord appropriate (and not too much more) than is actually required and one which is rated for air conditioners. But as long as the compressor is running, that is not your (immediate) problem.
If the evaporator coil is frosting evenly across its whole surface, it is likely cooling as well as it can and will probably NOT do with the seller claimed it would. Did he check it *under load*, and with as much load as it is intended to be used with?
We here have no way to know what this appliance is really capable of doing. For anything else, you'll likely need to have a trained technician *inspect it* to see if its functioning properly or not.
JMO
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Larry) wrote in message
Hi,

Type of refrigerator? Frost free, manual defrost? Make, approx age, model#?

*Some* frost free common trouble makers.... http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_notcold.html

Extension cords are a no-no....they can cause low volatge.

Tipping the refrigerator a little usually won't harm it, laying it down can allow the oil in the compressor to run up into the refrigeration lines....as long as the fridge is allowed to stand upright the same amount of time before plugging it in that is was layed down it should be fine.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Larry,
I've never owned one of these but I suspect that it is working OK. Look for a thermostat and adjust it for a colder temperature. The beer in the average fridge is 40 F. and is quite cold. I think the fellow who sold this to you never checked the temp of his beer and that the 32 F was "salesmanship" on his part. Get rid of the extension cord. You do say in your post that the motor runs "non-stop". If that is the case then it is not working correctly and should be returned. I can believe that it will take a long time to cool down that quantity of liquid but would hope that the compressor would cycle on and off within a day of putting in fresh beer.
Dave M.
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thanks for your responses, i'm not sure what type of equipment is actually in the unit, i will take a look this weekend.
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