Originally Posted by chienbizarre
I have a strong chemical smell in my refrigeration
ice boxes. It is reminiscent of Acetone or MEK, though I have not opened those up to double check.
Is there a strong smell associated with refrigerant or its lube?
Someone shut off my shore power
(I'm hauled out) and the battery
voltage dropped enough, current
rose and the breaker blew, after the motor
got pretty hot. I had figured they were related, but the system seems to cool down more or less the same as before.
The only thing new for sure is the smell. It nearly knocked me down when I first opened the boat. Now its strongest in the iceboxes themselves. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?
What kind of compressor
do you have? One like in a household fridge, or a seperate motor and compressor
If it is the first type, and it got way too hot, it might have got so hot that it melted something, and that is what you can smell. Look round the back of the fridge. If that is the case, then don't run it, get a technician to have a look.
Regardless of what is done, repair/new oil
or a new compressor, make sure they install a "Burn out filter" in the system. The hot oil
carbonises, and any new system will soon get this into the moving parts
, and will damage the compressor.
Without this a new compressor will only last a couple of years. Leaving the burn out filters out is a good money
making system that too many companies use.
Hope this helps