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Offline grizzup

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1950's Hotpoint Fridge
« on: August 25, 2013, 06:08:06 PM »
Do older fridges tend to need freon recharges? I know its not a common thing to do. I am about to purchase a 1950's Hotpoint that does not get very cold and the current owner says that the compressor and coils both seem to be fine. Should this be a concern? Easy fix maybe?

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Re: 1950's Hotpoint Fridge
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 10:04:22 AM »
Yeah I would say it has been around for half a century. It might need a shot. Gonna take R-12 fer sure. No r134a.
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Re: 1950's Hotpoint Fridge
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 03:55:29 AM »
Most of the time, it's a slow leak as the R12 is a larger molecule, but don't bet on it, look at it again in a week and compare performance
if really bad performance, don't buy it. I would re-charge on the spot to rule out a bad compressor.

 

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