I have a frig-o-boat freezer
. Its a 12V system that has worked fine for the past 5 years. I like the system. It has separate compressors for refrigerator
and our box is well insulated.
A couple of weeks ago the freezer was working fine and then suddenly the temperature started to get warmer. It finally ended up with me shutting it off and then contacting someone to recharge the refrigerant. They did this, and also put a dye pack in with the coolant
to see if there were any leaks
. This happened to my refrigerator the prior year and the recharge did the trick.
The freezer worked fine for a day or so and then reverted to the above behavior. I called the service
provider back out to fix what they didn't before. They told me that the dye pack did not show anywhere they checked in the boat
. They said they could not do anything until I hauled the boat
as the problem was probably in the cooling
This sounds fishy to me. I've never heard of the plate being a problem and / or leaking coolant
into the ocean. This seems what I am being told however.
Anyone got any ideas?
S/V Black Diamond