DISCLAIMER: I am not an electrician or small
appliance service tech, nor do I play one on TV. If
you are not comfortable with working on wiring as explained
below and in the videos, please ask a friend for help or
contact a service tech.
I came downstairs one day to grab a pint, and I happened to
notice my keezer temp was up to 52 degrees for some reason.
Of course since I've had a few keezers die on me over the
years, I started freaking out a bit considering this one is
less than 3 years old. I decided to try unplugging the
freezer from the temp controller and plug it directly into
the outlet. This caused the unit to turn on, and I
heard a somewhat soft click/pop, but the compressor wouldn't
start for some reason. Since the keezer was so new, I
decided to check online to see if there was a way to
troubleshoot and fix the issue without scrapping the whole
thing. With consumer devices like this, if you have an
issue with the compressor or coolant, your pretty much
screwed, but I wanted to verify first. After a little
searching online, I came across others with the same issue,
but more so with refrigerators. After watching a few
videos (some links included below), I decided that what I
needed was a 3-in-1 or
Hard Start Kit that should override some of the internal
components in order to actually start the compressor.
At least it's a cheap option to troubleshoot the issue
before scrapping a $200 appliance and having to spend all
the time and effort building a new one.
**Make sure you unplug your keezer before starting the
install** The installation was pretty easy based
on the instructions provided with the kit, and I had it
installed in about 15-20 minutes after triple-checking I had
everything connected correctly. After installation, I
plugged in the power, and after a few seconds, I heard the
unit switch on and the compressor started running as normal!
I was really happy with how quick and easy this fix was, so
hopefully it will help others with the same problem.
The videos below have much better details than I could
provide here, so check those out and give this a try if you
run into the same issue with your keezer compressor not
working to chill down your beer. Cheers!