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Old 25-06-2012, 07:29   #1
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Coolmatic CU55 Needs Recharge After Shutoff

Is anyone familiar with this model? Every time we shut the fridge off it needs an r134 recharge. But as long as you keep it running and don't mess with the thermostat it stays charged. What's going on with this thing?
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Re: Coolmatic CU55 needs recharge after shutoff

If refrigerant leaks out fast when box is warm and much slower when box is cold leak is in low pressure side of system. When Box is cold low refrigerant pressure is 2 to 7 psi and less likely to leak out. I would add refrigerant when box is warm and with compressor off check for leak, at this point pressure in complete system will be 30 to 70 psi depending on temperature of complete system. Places to test first; Service port with cap installed, Line connector between evaporator and compressor, and complete evaporator.
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