Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   All Appliance Parts 

Author Topic: American LOKRING Sealed System Repair  (Read 4509 times)

Offline TechnicianBrian

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 390
  • Country: us
American LOKRING Sealed System Repair
« on: April 04, 2008, 05:00:21 PM »

American LOKRING brought along a very impressive and hands-on display of their sealed system compression fittings. This design is actually being used in European markets where the use of a torch for brazing is becoming more restrictive, and the use of propane as a refrigerant is become more common place. Currently, GE is the only American manufacturer to embrace this new system, but the class consisted of changing components on a Subzero unit with the Subzero technical staff showing a lot of interest in the ease at which system components can be replaced as needed. This may be the wave of the future, or it may fade away forever, but it is a neat and clean way to do system repair.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 05:54:40 PM by AJ »

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8809
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: American LOKRING Sealed System Repair
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 05:51:47 PM »
I have a bunch of different size lokrings and I have the tool but I have never used it. I thought it might be a nice thing one day in a tight spot where brazing would not be an option. I am retired now and I only do a little B tank stuff on domestic dispute window ACs ha ha! The weight on the total of what I have including the tool would be around 5 pounds. What do you think it would be worth if anything?
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 05:55:19 PM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline BrntToast

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 388
  • Mayday Appliance Service
    • frigidaire service blog
Re: American LOKRING Sealed System Repair
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 01:24:31 AM »
i had almost forgotten about that tool, i don't think i'd bother with it if there was room for my torch, but inside a freezer with plastic liner it'd save the hastle of pulling or changing/relocating the heat exchanger

Mayday Appliance Service
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

The only stupid question is the one not asked


New way to braze sealed system

Started by dab147315

Replies: 7
Views: 4142
Last post June 11, 2013, 03:11:14 AM
by Wedgeman55
Wanted: GE factory authorized appliance repair service technician

Started by AJ

Replies: 2
Views: 15056
Last post December 19, 2007, 01:25:48 AM
by BrntToast
Special Appliance Repair Tools and Test Equipment

Started by AJ

Replies: 9
Views: 10753
Last post December 01, 2017, 10:28:32 PM
by tonyf7
Question for appliance repair techs

Started by maypo52

Replies: 10
Views: 14084
Last post October 04, 2014, 11:14:22 PM
by wildimaginations
Use our referral system and start earning points today!

Started by AJ

Replies: 6
Views: 5937
Last post March 04, 2008, 06:20:11 PM
by AJ
Appliance Repair Newsletters

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 6443
Last post March 10, 2008, 05:46:11 PM
by AJ