Hello, this is my first posting
and I am excited to be part of this community! We have a new (to us) 1985 Passport 40 with a 8 year old K50 SSC Frigoboat Freezer
system. The boat has been on the hard
on the Chesapeake Bay
since October while she's been getting some work done. During that time, we've lived on it a few weeks at a time, with the freezer
turned on while plugged in to AC power.
Several weeks ago, the Freezer shut off and we saw the LED flashing three times, indicating per the manual, "Compressor non-start". We wait 5 minutes and then restart. On restart, the system runs for anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour and then shuts down with the 3 blinking lights. The compressor
is also hot to the touch. We left the system off overnight and restarted it successfully.
A week later, we put the boat in the water
, and had her connected to Shore Power
. The Frigoboat ran fine for 3 days, but one night we noticed the Danfoss BD50 compressor
running very loud. That morning, the system shut off with the 3 blinking lights. Again, it will restart for 5-30 minutes then shut down again.
We got on the forums
and checked the voltage (which seemed to be fine). We checked all connections and they seemed fine as well. The next morning we were able to restart.
2 weeks later, she's back out of the water
(for more unrelated work) and the Frigoboat is acting up again. We have a hose dripping water on her Keel Cooler
and she's plugged into Shore Power
. Again, the compressor will start for 5 - 30 minutes. The freezer seems to cool, but then the compressor shuts down. This time an overnight rest hasn't helped and we are on day 3 with the problem.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions on troubleshooting!