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Author Topic: Recommended Run Time ?  (Read 425 times)

Offline pursang

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Recommended Run Time ?
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:36:02 AM »



We have an old freezer we can no longer get parts for, when the thermostat stopped working the freezer turned off, my husband bypassed the thermostat and the freezer is running great again but were having to unplug it from time to time so it won't cost so much to run, my question is, if we plug the freezer into a mechanical timer can you recommend a run time schedule appropriate to keep everything safely frozen ? we can't afford a new freezer and there are no used freezers available in our remote area at the moment, any help would be greatly appreciated !

Offline manden

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Re: Recommended Run Time ?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 08:57:19 AM »
Instead of a timer why not get a temperature controller.

These devices plug into the wall and then you plug the freezer into the device.
It will have a sensor which you place in the freezer to sense the freezer temperature.

Just make sure that the unit can regulate temperatures down to at least 0 degrees F and that can handle 15 amps.

Offline MajorApp

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Re: Recommended Run Time ?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 11:38:09 AM »
OR, go to your parts store or look online for a SC1002 cold control. Can be used for either refrigerator or freezer

Here's a link  http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pro-universal-cold-contro-tj90sc1002-ap4503077.html

Offline pursang

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Re: Recommended Run Time ?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 11:44:38 PM »
Thank you for the fast response, we will look into those options.