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Old 07-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #29
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from the inside there is a dial and you press it and the instructions say that is how it is lit, i have no idea if it sparks (doubt it that is kind of a newer thing) and if it is pizo that explains it not starting for me, i did not keep pressing to make it go. i was thinking i would need someone outside with a lighter while i press the dial.

of course before i even try the fire i am thinking i need to get it serviced. i have measured the heat rod (or whatever that is called) in the manual it says it is 170 watts for mine and by ohms law that means 71 ohms for the 110v line and 1 ohm for the 1v line and when i use a meter they come out 74.5 and 1.4 which is pretty close so i think that part is ok. maybe it is not cooling in AC mode simply because it has vented too much of the ammonia over the years.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:39 PM   #30
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Try leaving it on for an hour or so, then feel the back of it, where all that insulation is on the RH side. It's not going to burn you, but you should darn sure feel the heat (with or without ammonia in it). If you feel the heat, and the unit is reasonably level, leave it on overnight, and check the freezer to see if it's cold the next day.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:18 PM   #31
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Try leaving it on for an hour or so, then feel the back of it, where all that insulation is on the RH side. It's not going to burn you, but you should darn sure feel the heat (with or without ammonia in it). If you feel the heat, and the unit is reasonably level, leave it on overnight, and check the freezer to see if it's cold the next day.
i tried it for 3 hours the other day and there did not seem to be any cooling/heating difference in the coils, i did not feel the insulated area though (leaving it overnight would be a problem, in my neighborhood the power cable would be ripped out of my home and stolen or just cut) (yep i live in a slum, looking to move as soon as i get this thing fixed up)
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