« on: November 05, 2010, 02:32:22 PM »
What kills compressors is short cycling. Just make sure you have the control adjusted properly to prevent this.
more detail, please!
Most external digital 'fridge thermostats has a 'differential' adjustment. If you set this very low, it will keep really tight control of the temp, but the compress will cycle on and off frequently. Setting it higher should extend compressor life.
Most of them also have an anti-short cycle delay which lets you program a minimum interval between cycles.