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Old 25-09-2011, 14:17   #1
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Refrigerator Compressor Heating Up

I have a FrostMate FM690 refrig unit. I have noticed that the compressor is getting very hot. The area is well ventilated and the fan is working. I refrig does get col, although it seems not as good as it was. I am thinking that all I need is to have the unit charged. Comments? Dave
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Old 26-09-2011, 04:14   #2
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Re: Refrigerator Compressor Heating Up

compressors do get hot, the physics of compressing any gas/fluid will create heat. As to whether you need a recharge, you will need to check the system pressures, or have the experience to recognize the effects of a low charge, which includes the frosting of delivery pipes before the evaporator.
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Re: Refrigerator Compressor Heating Up

Could be the water flow if it's a water cooled unit. Running it extra hot will burn the compressor eventually.
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