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Any brothers out there with electronics experience and worked on these? This weekend I replaced the peltier (I have also replaced the controller board) and the strangest thing is happening.
It's like the temperature sensor is right on the cold-side fins. At first I had the peltier in backwards. I matched wire colors as well as facing the side with letter the same as the one I removed. Almost instantly after turning it on the temp readout shot up to 81+ and the fins were definitely hot. After getting that turned around, now the temp gauge shoots down to 54. The cold fins are definitely cold but since the Vino thinks it is 54 inside it turns off the fans, and there is no change in internal temp.
Any ideas here? I can patch the connector pins to a breadboard and an arduino but am not proficient enough with electronics to be sure I wouldn't blow anything up. Any advice is greatly appreciated.