Author Topic: How do I achieve fridge temperature in my freezer for a fridge/freezer Frigidair  (Read 1539 times)

Offline HomebrewerMN

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Why couldn't you just drill a small hole in the divider and run the end of the thermostat into the freezer compartment?
Just to be clear this will create the same temperature as the Fridge in the Freezer?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 01:54:10 PM by HomebrewerMN »

Offline go400

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I didn't check, but you probably have a thermostatically controlled damper door. If so, just remove the damper, will probably be sufficient
for temperature equalization.

Offline Wilson13

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as long as the two compartments are separated by the freezer floor it wont matter what control you use, either the freezer will be too cold or the fresh food section wont be cold enough. I realize the controls are mounted to the ceiling of the fresh food but completely removing the divider floor is your best and cheapest option, creating ONE space, reroute wiring too the controls and mount on the wall, run the cap tube from the cold control up close to the evaporator, leave the back wall of the freezer intact and in place. You may have to move the capillary tube around and adjust control until you get desired temp 34-37 degrees. good luck..

Offline AJ

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The factory part no. is 3030-505. Currently not in stock at my parts house, have to be backordered.

Would this be the part I am looking for? http://www.patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/ROBERTSHAW_3030_505

Installing the part above would give me fridge temps in the Freezer and Fridge? Will I need to drill or cut any holes in the bottom of the freezer besides the holes I plan to drill to bring the beer lines up to the taps?

Also am I a lot better off with the part above versus something like this?: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015NV5BE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=DRSYQP7POLO&coliid=I2797VM0USNNP3

Thank you so much for your help! My wife is already glaring at me over this project. But in my defense I am tired of the beer bottles. I want the taps mounted where the red magnets are located. The plan is to paint the fridge with a chalkboard paint in a chocolate brown color. This is the only way I can bring the fridge into the house. Hehe! I feel like a little kid. :)

Our parts affiliate has it in stock.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pro-super-fit-r-tj26238-ap5634386.html
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Offline go400

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You are probably right Willson13, you need to rout about 3x more air to the fridg section than the freezer. This may not be easy to do.

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I don't see how my idea is inefficient.  It's just like closing the register in a room in your house that you're not using.  The cold control senses the refrigerator temperature so it should cycle about the same as the being unmodified.  It requires no new parts and it's easy to reverse if it doesn't work.

Offline HomebrewerMN

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as long as the two compartments are separated by the freezer floor it wont matter what control you use, either the freezer will be too cold or the fresh food section wont be cold enough. I realize the controls are mounted to the ceiling of the fresh food but completely removing the divider floor is your best and cheapest option, creating ONE space, reroute wiring too the controls and mount on the wall, run the cap tube from the cold control up close to the evaporator, leave the back wall of the freezer intact and in place. You may have to move the capillary tube around and adjust control until you get desired temp 34-37 degrees. good luck..

This solution seems the best. I agree that closing one vent or opening it up will create highs and lows. My house is bi-level and the thermostat is upstairs. The downstairs is 67 when the air is turned on after the house heats up and the upper floor is 73-74 degrees. Heat rises. If the temperature probe is in the freezer it won't let it get warm but the temps in the fridge where the kegs are, which need to be consistent, will have varying degrees.

Is there any cooling parts that I need to look out for when cutting out the freezer shelf? How do I test or look for this? Starting taking it apart?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 11:29:07 AM by HomebrewerMN »

 

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