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True Gem-12 Not Cooling

Vlad763

Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2017
Messages
1
Location
MN
Model Number
GEM-12
Brand
Age
More than 10 years
Hello Everyone,

I have a old commercial refrigerator that I've been using as a beer fridge for a while now and it recently stopped cooling.

It's a True GEM-12 and after doing some research the thing may be pretty close to 23 years old - So my hopes of fixing it are relatively low but I figured I'd at least try.

I've done a bit of tinkering and troubleshooting and here is what I've done:
  • I can hear the compressor turn on when I plug the refrigerator in.
  • The compressor is warm, but not hot, to the touch after it has been running a while.
  • I can hear the compressor shut off when I move the temperature control to off (0).
  • I can hear the compressor turn on when I move the temperature control back on.
  • The coils are clean - I've vacuumed them several times.
  • Both the fan cooling the coil and the fan pushing air into the refrigerator are running.
  • The condensation hose is free of clogs.

Any advice or ideas on what to do next besides throw it away?
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,730
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

I can hear the compressor turn on when I plug the refrigerator in.

I can hear the compressor shut off when I move the temperature control to off (0).

I can hear the compressor turn on when I move the temperature control back on.
Running and not cooling at all is the kiss of death.....sorry!

jeff.
 
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