Beverage cooler will not shut off

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Old 11-23-19, 10:41 PM
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Beverage cooler will not shut off

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i'm refurbishing a 3 door beverage cooler like you would find soda/beer in at the store. it cools just fine, but it doesn't want to stop running it seems like it's constantly cooling as much as it can. it's in a cool room so it shouldn't have a problem reaching a set temp. seems the thermostat or it's related parts may have an issue. not sure where to even to start to look. thank you!
 
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Old 11-24-19, 04:23 AM
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You need to put an accurate thermometer in the cooler and monitor the temperature.
A beverage cooler should be able to cool to at least 36 degF and then shut of.
If getting colder than 36 deg rotate control ccw until it shuts off.

If it is unable to get cold enough you have a problem with the performance of the cooler and if it is colder and won't shut off it is a thermostat problem..

What is the lowest temperature it can achieve?
 
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Old 11-24-19, 08:20 AM
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i will check the temperatures and report. thank you.
 
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Old 11-24-19, 11:28 AM
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After doing your testing.... see if there is a make and model listed on an ID tag. The tag is usually right inside the front door although it could also be back by the compressor.

Pictures are also very helpful..... How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 11-24-19, 05:44 PM
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thank you.
i haven't been able to acquire a thermometer yet.
the cooler is by true manufacturing
there are 2 numbers that could be model numbers

ak9434a

gdm-72 pe-5717

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Old 11-24-19, 06:15 PM
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That is a True gdm-72. Was over $4000 when new. Good unit.
Will not be inexpensive to run though. Makes a great party fridge.
They were designed to showcase items for sale..... not storage like your normal fridge.
The compressor does run often. Cold stock in the fridge reduces the compressor run time.

Looks like the condenser coil underneath could use a cleaning/vacuuming.
The thermostat should be located up top where the fan shroud is.

More than likely the thermostat will need replacing.
True replacement thermostat
 
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Old 11-25-19, 08:29 AM
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wow. thank you! i appreciate the help.
 
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Old 11-26-19, 07:19 AM
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Those a good units, will cost a good bit to run as stated above.
The unit needs to be cleaned.
The thermostat is likely a coil sensing model. The probe will be in the evaporator, not in the airstream.
The cap tube in these is foamed into the back corner wall and is impossible to replace. If it clogs, from something like running it with a dirty condenser, you have to drill out the back corner and run a new lineset.
What are the temperatures in the room it will live in? As in how hot/cold does it normally get in there?
 
 

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