Leer ice chest not cooling enough

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Stormin Mormon

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Sep 14, 2010, 7:11:17 PM9/14/10
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I had a cooler driving me nuts a couple weeks ago.

Leer ice merchandiser. Ourdoor unit. On the sun side
of the building, which wasn't helping.

When I got there, it would be fine. Nice and cold. The
store owner and also my contact at the company both
told me the ice was melting. But it wasn't happening
when I was there.

Behaved like the condensor was dirty. The usual "not
releasing heat". But, I'd cleaned it with compressed air,
water, coil cleaner, etc.

This was one of the rare "defrost" boxes. Fan (one fan)
through evaporator, and defrost timer. Heater, and drain
line to drain out the back of the box. Most of the boxes
on my route are coldwall. The defrost boxes tend to be
older, and tend to be R-12 units.

Finally, I tried something else, and then think I've figured
out the problem. OK, with the accumulated wisdom of
this group.... what was wrong?

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The Daring Dufas

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Sep 14, 2010, 7:15:59 PM9/14/10
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Is it controlled by a pressure switch instead of a thermostat?

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Sep 14, 2010, 8:03:09 PM9/14/10
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The ice is not supposed to melt.


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>Is it controlled by a pressure switch instead of a thermostat?

Don't confuse the boy. He's still wondering if ice is
supposed to melt.


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Stormin Mormon

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Sep 14, 2010, 8:08:50 PM9/14/10
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Rather simple thermostat. In this case, the stat is in the evaporator
housing. The stat probe should be in contact wtih the evaporator. I
can't remember if it was. I reached around and felt, the coil was not
frozen solid, and there was reasonably good air flow through the
evaporator fins.

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Grumpy

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Sep 18, 2010, 9:41:52 AM9/18/10
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Hey Storrmin: I have 50# seal jug of R-12 I will sale to you for half of
current price
isn't a bargain let me know if you wanted?

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Stormin Mormon

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Sep 18, 2010, 1:21:53 PM9/18/10
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You know, I do work on R-12 equipment. Not sure if I can afford
today's prices for the stuff. Should I send you an email, off list?

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Stormin Mormon

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Sep 19, 2010, 4:18:19 PM9/19/10
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From what I could tell, the ancient compressor was worn out. 1/3 HP
compressor, running about 7.5 amps. Aparently, the refrigeration
system was trying to remove the excess friction heat from the
compressor, in addition to cooling the box. So, it wasn't removing
enough BTU fron the box.

Grumpy

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"Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61##spamblock**@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> You know, I do work on R-12 equipment. Not sure if I can afford
> today's prices for the stuff. Should I send you an email, off list?

PLEASE DO

ghan aryal

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Mar 15, 2018, 2:44:05 PM3/15/18
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replying to Stormin Mormon, ghan aryal wrote:
Ice cooler is enough cooling .. ice bags are gradually melting , what do i do?


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Scott Lurndal

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Mar 15, 2018, 3:39:56 PM3/15/18
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ghan aryal <caedfaa9ed1216d60ef...@example.com> writes:
>replying to Stormin Mormon, ghan aryal wrote:
>Ice cooler is enough cooling .. ice bags are gradually melting , what do i do?
>

Unfortunately, Stormy passed away on the roof of a Walgreens two years ago.

PaxPerPoten

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Mar 15, 2018, 7:41:51 PM3/15/18
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On 3/15/2018 1:44 PM, ghan aryal wrote:
> replying to Stormin Mormon, ghan aryal wrote:
> Ice cooler is enough cooling .. ice bags are gradually melting , what do
> i do?

Can someone recommend a good Necromancer or a Seancer to this fellow.
Stormy is in some level of Mormon Heaven at this time.
>
>


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Victor

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Aug 17, 2022, 9:31:44 PM8/17/22
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Could have been several things. One the fan motor not turning fast enough or even stopping from time to time. Another low on refrigerant. The last and the one I see the most was over filling the box. The thermostat is behind the fan on the older mods. It cools the top part. Turn off the comp because it is only circulating the air around the evap. Also check the door gasket on that side

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