Support / FAQs / About techtown

Home Forums The Cold Side Dixell Controller Model?


  • Dixell Controller Model?

    Posted by christopherweier on October 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Hello, I have an Atosa MSF8308 that is having intermittent problems causing it to shut down and not restart. I am at the point where it appears the Dixell Controller may be the problem. I removed the controller and found a model label showing CX40, I am unable to find a replacement part for this anywhere. Perhaps it changed model numbers? Or is ordered under a different part number. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. 


    fixbear replied 4 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • user1917

    October 20, 2019 at 2:25 am

    You can/should always reach out to the manufacturer for exact replacement.

    But in some cases it might a be an urgent matter, which an exact replacement might not be an option due to longer lead times. (As we had that issue a while back)

    So we found a universal Dixel thermostat controller at the local HVAC supplier. Had it programmed with tech support from Emerson over the phone.

  • fixbear

    October 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Your salad prep table is a simple design.  I’m surprised that it has a Dixel for just a cooler.   Does that condenser fan start and not the compressor or do both not run.  Unfortunately the Dixel control only has a 10 amp relay in it.  With you fan and compressor the run current will be over 4 amps.  But your start current will be much higher.   Make sure that the unit does not have a extension cord on it.  This resistance may hurt the starting function and start relay action.  A generic should be fine, but made for a cooler, not a freezer. You can find the wiring diagram here:  Normally the controller relay either works or doesn’t  Have you checked the thermistor?  Does the screen show that it is in cooling when it doesn’t start?  And last, check to see if the thermistor is mounted to close to the evaporator coil, and getting a cold reading from ice up.  It may have 2 and lock out the compressor till it de-ices.  In wich case you need to check gaskets and usage.  The larger prep units are notorious for this.

    • fixbear

      October 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Being just a cooler, this one is likely the replacement;

      You can click on the image and rotate or blow up as needed to check.  Being frrom Turkey,  we don’t always have good information.  I ran into the same problem with a soda reach in some years ago.  Not a lover of the Global economy principle.

Log in to reply.