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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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