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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 06:20:00 PM »
My brother in law thawed out his mini fridge with a knife and now it won't work. Wanted to know if I could bypass the evaporator since he pretty much did a Bates motel on it. LOL I am gonna repair it and make a video. In your style ice box the leaks mainly occur near the heater element used to defrost. If you do find a hole near the defrost heater you may want to replace the defrost bi-metal because it may be allowing the heater to get too hot before it shuts down. I have an old school halide torch and some Bird Dog bubbles I intend to use to locate the leaks and intend to use a 2 part epoxy to repair the leaks. The service ear was pinced real close to the steel pipe going into the compressor so it is gonna be a bear to solder a new access valve. When the rain lets up and I have the time gonna get on it.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2012, 06:22:54 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 12:06:18 PM »
Here is what I been doing so far:

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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012, 09:39:41 PM »
Today:

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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2012, 04:10:20 AM »
Well JW,   its been a long time since doing a ice box like you have there.    I sold all my refrigeration equipment to a new tech on the block down the road,  and was not doing sealed systems anymore, so that was it.  Well a few years later,  and as I have got older,  my hearing and sight, and memory is up and left me.   So now,  I have allowed 6 of these really fancy big sxs fridges with all the horns and whisles etc, back in,  as they said, they had a refrigeration man fix the leaks in them,  but they never lasted long.  So I want to find out why.  Is the leak in the walls, where you cannot get to the leaks,  or is the problem with how they were done.  So I bought all the equipment again.   Watching your fix and seeing the frost,  etc  brings back a lot of memories in fixing the older ice boxes.    Seeing your results,  and the frost,  my eyes are not that  bad hey.   I could also see the gauge readings,  after the gas was put in,  and also the Vac readings, so some guy will have a good beer cooler hey?  Brent@CanBC

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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012, 08:59:50 PM »
The result video:

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Re: Freezer not cooling enough (FFU20FC4AW0)
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2012, 09:01:32 PM »
Stay tuned the patch either didn't hold or I didn't find all the leaks. I got it back this afternoon gonna do some more looking and report back.
Told yall that pressure was a mutha.  :rofl: BTW: did I mention yall have a 50/50 chance of fixing these?  :2funny:
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 09:02:48 PM by JWWebster »
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