Just plugged a brand new chest freezer into a brand new Johnson analog set at 34 degrees (lagering). The chest freezer power lights lit up and I thought everything was fine. Checked the next day and the lights were off. The power lights popped on here and there after unplugging/plugging back in and fiddling with the freezer's control knob. When I plug the freezer directly into the outlet, it works totally fine.
Is my Johnson control busted? Or does the freezer only kick in when the temperature raises above the Johnson's setting of 34?
Seems weird to me. Thoughts?