Author Topic: Perlick 1002a-ul Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm  (Read 2769 times)

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Perlick 1002a-ul Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« on: September 07, 2010, 09:12:11 AM »
Hi,
I bought an older Perlick Kegerator off craigslist recently.  The ideal draft beer tempature is between 36-38.  I put a glass of water in the kegerator and the average temp gets down to only about 42-43 which is too warm.  I did some trial and error type tests, the kegerator has no problem cooling the inside down to 35 and up near the cold air vent to 30 degrees.  The problem is the kegerator compressor just turns back on to cool everything down at 55?!
The kegerator isn't trying to restart itself and fails, it just wont turn back on until the thermostat hits 55/56ish.  I confirmed this by letting it cool down completely and waiting for it to turn off. I then opened the doors on the machine and waited about 45 seconds for it to hit 55/56 and it immediately turned back on.  So it appears to cool just fine, it just doesn't want to turn on until the temp gets too high leaving the average tempature too high.

So my question is, whats the problem? Is it salvageable?  Is there a way to adjust the thermostat or something?

Any help would be appreciated

Adrian

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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 09:29:32 AM »
On the cold control their MIGHT be a couple of screws with cut IN and cut OUT marked on them that you can tweak. you might want the cut in time be a tad quicker.
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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 10:21:12 AM »
All I have is a screw that I can turn that goes from warmest 5 4 3 2 1 normal 1 2 3 4 5 coldest.  Dont see anything else I can manipulate.  I have tried both extreme settings to confirm that I am on the cold setting side of things

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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 11:50:16 AM »
Seems the general consensus is the thermostat is having problems.

I did some more digging myself and found this.  Perlick has a warranty/serial number lookup.  So I typed it in and it gave me a lot more info on things.  Seems its older then I expected.

http://69.95.243.67/all/seriallookup.html
serial number: 301631

It has a full parts replacement list, though it seems most things are unavailable (not surprised of course)

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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 12:57:59 PM »
You can use a generic 36-42 degree cold control.
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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 02:18:06 PM »
Anyone in particular you recommend?  I went ahead and pulled the thermostat out.  It looks like it just has 2 inputs you plug the wire onto (slide it over the metal things on the thermostat) and then maybe a longer metal ground wire.

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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 03:54:10 PM »
Is that an ambient air control or does the probe have to be connected to the evap plate?
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Re: Older Perlick Kegerator Avg Temp too warm
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 05:31:32 PM »
The metal thing is not a ground wire,it is the sensing device for the thermostat.
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