I've taken one off the sidewalk on a trash day, and taken it apart to inspect and use parts
as spares. Danfoss was 120V so that was useless. Dryer, and inspection
glass was also useless. Some of the tubing was useful, and also the thermostat with the thermocouple. The only really useful thing I was able to salvage
was freezer's evaporator plate that also had a capillary tub built in. Yeah the paint
might chip away as you straighten it, but I was able to keep it in tact, and I keep that as my spare evaporator plate.
On the other hand i did take an AC unit off the sidewalk and after I took that apart, I was able to take a nice condenser coil plate with 1/4" copper tubing. Its huge. And if my current
fridge condenser coils ever has a major malfunction
, this plate would be an awesome replacement.
both were the R134a units.