Lots of big words and questions...
So it is an old fridge paid $20 for it from craigs list. (one more piece of info down below)
cooling was not sufficient. I unplugged it for 24 hrs and just plugged it back in to see if it was a matter
of re collecting the refrigerant in the system where it should be. It is located outdoors facing east in an east
facing garage. I have had it about 5 years without any issues and holding temps through 100*+ outdoor temps.
Garage never really peaked above 80s, Not ideal, I am sure, but it worked. Not sure of the bypass. It is an older
fridge I guess 1990's age maybe. The fridge would not hold much more than 4 kegs and a door full of beer,
which it has. One keg just blew before the fridge did but overall I am sure there is a decent thermal mass in there...
Freezer was an auxilliary to the house freezer right next too it. maybe half full of mixed use, and hops.
I am not expecting a fix over the net just a clue whether it is a paper weight or needs a boost or what. Even so my
expectations are low. Just plugged it back in after a 24 hr sit to see if by chance something changes.
I did find in the freezer that there is a small fan that pushes cool air from the freezer to the cooler with a return vent
in the front of he freezer compart ment. One of my vacu-bagged hops had slipped into the grate causing the fan to
buzz but it was still running, it hindered the fan and I wonder if it was enough for the fridge to run in excess killing it.