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Old 02-21-2015, 12:00 PM
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Any recommendations on a trustworthy repair person to take a look at my beer fridge to see why it is not cooling? I really don't want to spend $700 to replace! Thank you in advance for any recommendations!

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It's an Edgestar Beverage fridge...about 5 years old. I can get model number if it makes any difference.
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Make sure the coils are clean of hair, fuzz, dust, etc. That will stop a fridge from chilling...
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:19 PM
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Make sure the coils are clean of hair, fuzz, dust, etc. That will stop a fridge from chilling...
Thank you...this at least got me checking around!

So, here's what I am guessing happened...

I put a large box of Coors Original in the fridge and was too lazy to unload al the cans. The box not only covered the holes in the glass that allow cooling to rise to top shelf, but it also prevented the door from closing properly. So, DOUBLE WHAMMY! The compressor ran constantly trying to cool, but the open door and warm Tstat just kept it running, eventually overheating the compressor. Because it is built in, it didn't take too much heat buildup behind it to basically start a cycle it couldn't recover from. Even though I took the beer out, the compressor was so hot that it was heating the whole fridge and it could never recover

I pulled the unit out, unplugged it, let it cool, and cleaned the coils really well. Then, yesterday, I plugged it back in and loaded it full of pre-chilled beer (from garage), and it has been running perfect ever since.

Now, I'm wondering just how many years I took off it's life by being a stupid fish? (That's DumBass). Hopefully not too many!
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