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Offline Ronyeager

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Hole patch?
« on: August 05, 2011, 05:45:44 PM »
Is this what a patched hole looks like?  If it is, how do I know that patch is still working?

Model JCD2389GEB

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 06:03:54 PM »
Photos is kind of small, but I think what you are seeing there you will find is common were the capillary tube (very small copper tubing) enters the evaporator on a lot of refrigerators.

Hole's dont' get a 'patch' of any kind put over them. They just get soldered shut. At least that is how I repair them.

In fact it may not even be a hole were it was leaking to start with unless someone poked a hole in it when they were trying to defrost it with a pick or screwdriver by chopping the ice off the evaporator.

A leak could be were a solder joint was to start with.

A lot of time you can simply order a new evaporator to (if that is were the leak is) and replace it.

Are you looking for a leak in that refrigerator or did you just think you found a leak some one else had fixed before?


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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 06:53:08 PM »
I saw a receipt that was on the back of the fridge for oil and freon.  I suspect a leak in this fridge.  It is a Jenn Air.  I will go get the model number and post it at the top.  So, I should be looking for oil around joints?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 07:10:25 PM »
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I saw a receipt that was on the back of the fridge for oil and freon

I believe them receipts get put on when the refrigerator is manufactured. I see them all the time on refrigerators.


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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 07:13:40 PM »
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So, I should be looking for oil around joints?

Oil around the joint is a good sign of a leak.

Post the model number as a reply to this topic and I will have to place it at the top for you now.


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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 07:14:48 PM »
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 07:34:09 PM »
I am not seeing any oil around the joints.  Ill be patient and let it run for 24 hours then check again. 

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 08:22:49 PM »
Why do you think there is a leak?

Are you pressures low?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 08:38:16 PM »
what is it around the cap tube ?

Is it epoxy or jb weld to patch.
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 08:47:52 PM »
I don't know what it's call, but I see it a lot on refrigerator evaporators were the cap tube goes in. It's like a clay, thought it's put on there to deaden any noise or something like that.

Someone correct me If I'm all wrong. I never paid much attention to it expect when I would remove the stuff to unsolder the old evaporators when replacing them.

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 01:27:01 PM »
The coils on this fridge seem to frost just a little bit.  They aren't getting cold enough though.  I can't seem to find any leaks.  Does the cold control have anything to do with how cold the coils get?  Should I check the cold control?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 02:52:40 PM »
Bypass the control and see how the frig does.
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 03:55:37 PM »
the cold control turns on and off the compressor at the temp setting that it is set at...if you bypass it the compressor will just keep running..

by just a little bit of frost... are you saying the just the top of the evaporator is getting frost ?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 04:28:20 PM »
Just a little bit of frost on all the coils.  I hope you can kind of see this picture.  Should I go ahead a by pass the cold control and let the compressor run for a while?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 05:21:03 PM »
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Just a little bit of frost on all the coils.

Looks normal to me. What did you expect them to look like?

What are you trying to fix on this refrigerator?

The way that evaporator looks I would not expect anything wrong with the sealed system. Why are you looking for a leak to start with?


 

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