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- 06.08.2008 #1
- Member Since
- Mar 2008
- McAllen, TX
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Thursday I took my reefer (SB400) to TK to have it checked and serviced it stayed there almost entire day (they run it and checked the temperature, changed belts oil, checked freeon, everything) was told unit was working excellent. After all unit has only 6750 hrs, and after this TK check up, I'll be able to sleep at night.
Friday, loaded reefer with watermelon and was told to try to keep it between 55-60 degrees 24hrs later driver called and said reefer was at 63 Degrees and unit was almost out of fuel (keep in mind reefer unit & tractor were filled up Friday right after it was loaded)
Sunday early morning reefer temp. is at 55 and turns on at 58.
My questions are:
Why did it take so long to bring down the temp??
Is it normal to run out of fuel on 24 hrs or do you suspect foul play?
- 06.08.2008 #2
- Member Since
- Jan 2008
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Im sure the reefer was running high speed all the time, then yes it will suck your tank dry in 24 hours.
I bet them melons were 80*F or better, make sure to pulp the produce your putting on before hand, you cant just stick 90*F product and set it to 55*F and think it will hold temperature, especially when its hot outside, next time bring the set point temp gradually when you load something as hot as watermelon. If you had a older unit you'd be sitting there defrosting it every 5 minutes after you had done that, lucky the new TK's with all them sensors wont freeze the condenser up.