Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-01-2011, 21:37   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 94
Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine - Too Cold !

I have an adler barbour super cold machine refrigeration system that gets too cold (freezes my bier!) using the lowest setting possible on the dial. The temperature sensor is right up against the evaporator, and the water pump is switched off (using air cooling only).

The compressor cycles on and off, drawing about 56 amp hours from the battery in 24 hours.

Any suggestions as to what I need to do to get effective temperature control?

Thanks for the help in advance!
Michael
__________________

__________________
svfinnishline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 22:17   #2
sitting on the dock of the bay

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,513
Images: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to gonesail
what happens if you turn the dial the other direction?
__________________

__________________
sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most.
gonesail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 22:46   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 94
turning the dial in the other direction turns the compressor on (wasn't running just prior to turning dial) - so i am assuming this is the 'colder' direction..
__________________
svfinnishline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 22:52   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,016
Images: 4
Well...most importantly...move the beer away from the evaporator and put a towel over it or something.

As far as the control goes it sounds like you understand the principal. My thermostats on both an A-B Cold Machine and a Technautics have both needed to be at the warmest setting...as close to dial number 0 as possible without turning off.
__________________
daddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 23:04   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
Minggat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hawaii, South Pacific bound
Boat: Islander 36
Posts: 1,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by svfinnishline View Post
The temperature sensor is right up against the evaporator...
If I remember correctly, you are supposed to form a little "hook" in that sensor. It made a difference in mine. Look for that in the manual if you have one.
__________________
Minggat
Minggat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 00:08   #6
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by svfinnishline View Post
Any suggestions as to what I need to do to get effective temperature control?
Move the thermostat.
__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 05:58   #7
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Posts: 784
Thermostat's small sense tube on Adler Barbour units need the last 5 inches of of tube clamped under evaporator's sense tube bracket. This means a U shape with 2 inch legs. The amount of sense tube contacting will control evaporator temperature and related higher box temperature. If sense tube length clamped to evaporator is correct then someone has installed a freezer thermostat by mistake.
__________________
Richard Kollmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 11:44   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 94
fixed

Well forming a u shape, with 2" legs seems to have done the trick! Many thanks for the help and suggestions!

Michael
__________________

__________________
svfinnishline is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adler Barbour Cold Machine Issue sparty Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 29 31-07-2015 10:07
Adler Barber Super Cold Machine bob_77903 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 0 13-04-2010 11:48
Adler Barber Cold Machine Ron Bruce Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 2 23-02-2010 10:20
Recharging Older Adler Barbour Cold Machine Mexico Mike Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 6 23-09-2009 23:07



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.