||03-24-2013 12:22 AM
deep freeze keeps running
Electric bills have seemed extra high lately, so I've been searching for the culprit. I actually bought a 1950's vintage fridge a few months ago and figured that was the culprit even though it is rated at 2.3amps. In any case I spent about an hour this evening checking the amp draw and trying to see how much it was running. In any case during this time, I decided it wasn't the culprit because it took 15 min to kick on with the door wide open and the draw was still only 2.3amps with motor running and once the door shut it was off within a few minutes.
In any case, I realized the whole time I was messing with this fridge that our upright deep freeze was running, never once turning off. I opened the door, and adjusted the thermostat off the highest setting and it finally kicked off. I just went back a few minutes ago and it was still off, so I opened the door and messed again with the thermostat and got it to kick on and off messing with that. I am curious if there could be a problem or how much those should run. An hour never shutting off seems excessive for a freezer that's only about 8years old. I also don't think anyone's been in it for several days, so it isn't like it was opened recently and several months ago, I reworked the seal as it had come loose in a few spots.
Being as it has a 5amp draw, that could very likely be a huge culprit and about the only thing I can think of. What might cause this???
Thanks for any pointers or places to start looking. I did notice some lint build up underneath, so I'll blow/vacuum that out tomorrow.
Ohhh Yeah....WAY TO GO SHOX!!!!