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Old 11-06-2020, 04:33   #16
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Re: Freezer Compressor not Firing up

the end of the big red wire going into the hole looks frayed. not sure how it works with yours .. but i needed to clean up the wire and tighten it into the terminal on my refrigerator
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Old 11-06-2020, 14:09   #17
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Amps start at around 4 and drop to around 2.8. If i bypass the little cotroller and attach the white wire directly to C with a jumper to T the draw is 1.5 - same if i simply use only a wire between c and t
If no one has tampered with refrigerant your test confirms your unit has lost refrigerant. You can hire a technician who will add refrigerant fix leak maybe or do the work yourself.

This link will provide simple instruction for doing it yourself. If your repair test is good for a month I recommend vacuum dehydrating and recharging with new refrigerant R134a at that time. Kollmann Marine
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Old 11-06-2020, 16:50   #18
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If no one has tampered with refrigerant your test confirms your unit has lost refrigerant. You can hire a technician who will add refrigerant fix leak maybe or do the work yourself.

This link will provide simple instruction for doing it yourself. If your repair test is good for a month I recommend vacuum dehydrating and recharging with new refrigerant R134a at that time. Kollmann Marine



Thanks for the info. Here in Australia (Nanny State) we are not allowed to do such things ourselves
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Thanks for the info. Here in Australia (Nanny State) we are not allowed to do such things ourselves
The clean air act regulations can some times be abated by local regulators contrary to general information provided by special business interest groups. You are dealing here with less than 5 ounces of 134a refrigerant. You can use dry nitrogen to test for leaks and make repair yourself. And then get a qualified person under the regulation to add refrigerant saving the cost of determining the question of should a new unit be purchased or not.
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