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Offline Ronyeager

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2011, 05:29:01 PM »
I have had the unit plugged in for about 24 hours and water did not freeze and fridge temp is extremely low.  Seems like the air is circulating into the fridge, but, I am not seeing very good cooling results?

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011, 05:39:23 PM »
Are you running it with the cover on or off of the evaporator?

The cover should be on the evaporator so you get proper air flow.

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ridge temp is extremely low

Extremely low tells me nothing, what is the temperature? The refrigerator should be around 38 Deg. F.

The only way the refrigerator cools is from the air in the freezer, so it's odd that the freezer would not get cold enough to freeze water, yet you make it sound like the refrigerator is to cold.


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I am not seeing very good cooling results?

Once again what's the temps of the freezer and refrigerator. Even if the freezer freezes water it may not be working right. What freezes at 32 Deg. F. but the freezer should run around Zero Deg. F.


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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011, 05:41:37 PM »
yes, I run it with the cover on.  And the fridge side isn't getting cold at all.  Water is not freezing on the freezer side

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2011, 05:42:35 PM »
If the evaporator (the one in the freezer) fan running?
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2011, 05:44:21 PM »
Yep, fan is running fine.  Everything seems to check out good.  the freezer just does not freeze...

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2011, 05:48:58 PM »
Put a set of gauges on it and tell us what you have for a low and high side reading.

You will need both a high and low side gauge so you can tell if it's low on refrigerant or if it's a restriction.

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2011, 06:01:33 PM »
restriction  = vacuum on the lowside+ high pressure high side 125psi +

leak= vacuum on low side + low pressure high side under +75

(add gas and the both sides will come out of a vacuum )
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2011, 06:05:29 PM »
( will come out of a vacuum ) = both side will come up  high side should not be in a vacuum ever.
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2011, 07:13:04 PM »
add some gas to that puppy
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2011, 10:58:11 PM »
Alright sounds good, Ill do it and let you know.  looking forward to this actually!

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2011, 11:02:34 PM »
Let us know how it goes.  O0
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2011, 02:51:50 PM »
I need to wait until tomorrow to get the gauges.....  But, this last week I have replaced 4 refrigerators that aren't getting to proper temp.  they all seem to be around 20 degrees in freezer and 45 - 50 degrees in fridge.  everything seems to work fine in these units, but, it just doesn't want to get to the proper temp.  there has got to be something I am missing here??

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2011, 03:46:08 PM »
If you have 20 degrees in the freezer then the fresh side oughta be ok. What about door gasket? If they leak air that can cause some misery. the fan blowing from freezer is it going ok? Ice buildup between compartments due to clogged drain lines. Ron where are you testing these? Inside where it is cool or outside in that Arizoner heat?
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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2011, 04:11:12 PM »
My Garage in Arizona.  Probably doesn't help.  But, it's not just me.  The reason I have these refrigerators is because people complained about how it wasn't getting cold enough inside there house

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Re: Hole patch?
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »
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If you have 20 degrees in the freezer then the fresh side oughta be ok.

With all due respect I have to disagree JW.

I have always found any loss of cooling in the freezer section is easily noticed in the refrigerator side.

The freezer needs to be 0-5 Deg. F. for the refrigerator side to run around 38-40 Deg. F.

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My Garage in Arizona.  Probably doesn't help.

How hot is it in your garage?

Did you clean the condenser coils out on the bottom?




 

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