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?
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
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.
email@example.com (Larry) wrote in message
Type of refrigerator? Frost free, manual defrost? Make, approx age,
*Some* frost free common trouble makers....
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.
Appliance Repair Aid
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
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