has been an ongoing problem for me. Have had my present boat
, an '88 Lee Wilbur 34' trawler
, for about five years. Replaced the original massive refrigeration compressor
shortly after acquiring Stardust. The replacement failed almost immediately... poor installation
That was replaced with a new system and professionally installed. It never worked properly.
My present system, actually two units, one for the freezer
; a smaller one for the fridge, was self installed. These have worked well for several years except for the fact that the freezer
unit only produced fridge type temps... mid 30 degrees F. A good beer
Recently the fridge evaporator was freezing to a solid ice block and not cooling
properly. Curiously, the freezer was doing the same while running constantly, though still producing ice cubes.
A local refrigeration service
added freon to both systems... and things only got worse. The fridge is now about fifty degrees F and a thermometer hung on the freezer evaporator reads forty degrees F.
Now looking for a marine
refrigeration tech who knows what the heck he is doing. About the first of June I plan to head
south along Florida's ICW
to the lower keys. Is anyone able to offer a recommendation for a good refrigeration service
guy anywhere along my route
Thanks in advance for all responses.