My old wall-mounted fridge compressor
quit working, so I bought a new Waeco CU-55 compressor
. Unfortunately, I somehow got an impression, that the CU-55 would be suitable for vertical or wall mounting. I told to the marine engineer
, where I wanted the compressor, and he installed the unit without consulting the manual. We tested the compressor and it seemed to be working, so we considered the job done. However, later I discovered that the manufacturer claims that the maximum heel angle of the compressor is 30 degrees and we were running it at 90 degrees.
Now I am a little bit worried if running the compressor at 90 degrees may have done some damage? I would be interested to know what is happening when running a fridge compressor tilted? Is there a possibility of damaging the compressor by overheating
etc. To my knowledge in the normal fridge the lubrication oil
is going to the wrong place when tilting the unit. But how is the case in a marine