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Arctica Chiller Not Turning On -- 08/09/10
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I need help with my JBJ Arctica 1/5 HP chiller. It was working fine last night and now this morning it's not even turning on. I thought it might be the fuse and I changed that and still nothing. Any idea on what my next step should be and if it's even worth fixing?
<<I'm guessing the unit is out of warranty? You can try contacting these folks (http://www.jbjchillers.com/contents/en-us/contactus.html) and see if they can help. Else, contact a local heating/air-conditioning company and see if they will come have a look at the unit. As for 'worth fixing'... You will have to determine that--based on the age of the unit vs. estimated repair costs. Perhaps the problem is only a simple switching device gone bad--unless the unit is quite old; it's likely worth the expense to have it checked out. Chiller units 'should' run for many years (especially if routinely serviced)--I have an old (discontinued) CSL chiller hooked up to my reef tank that's been chugging away under my house for almost ten years now>>
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
<<Happy to share'¦ EricR>>

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