OK I'm no refrigeration
expert, so I'd like a little advice and guidance.
or ECM on my fridge has quit. Turning it on results in a short tone, the fan comes on, but the compressor
does not. The tone repeats about every 20 seconds or so as long as the switch is on.
A fridge tech came and looked at it. He checked the voltage which he assumed would be the culprit and it was fine. He is maintaining that given the age of the components that I should replace the whole system, and that there are no current parts
that are compatible with the evaporator plates that I have, which look very much like the current
plates on the market. He suggested a Sea Frost BDxp system. My box is around 10 cf, perhaps a bit more. The Sea Frost would come with an external electronic display/control, which would be nice. All I have now is an internal mechanical thermostat. The Sea Frost also has stainless evaporator plates, which are marketed as an advantage, I suppose due to durability, but I would think that aluminum
would be more efficient in terms of heat exchange.
However, I really am not looking forward to dropping $3,500 on a new system. Am I really looking at replacing it end to end? If so, any opinions on Sea Frost?
Thanks a bunch.