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  1. Thanks again for the help. Unfortunately I can't...

    Thanks again for the help. Unfortunately I can't find any info online about what the setup is inside the compressor. Its a GE CF-28-E16 compressor but again- its so old there's nuttin' about it out...
  2. Here's some info that more or less seems to back...

    Here's some info that more or less seems to back up your statement:
    http://wc101.com/guides/refridgeration/page4.htm

    From the article it states:


    So sounds like its sort of reverse of what...
  3. Hmmm.... interesting. I asked around a few places...

    Hmmm.... interesting. I asked around a few places including one place that does restorations and they swore up and down that the oil would glob up with any other coolant. The other thing I was told...
  4. [QUOTE=VTP99;15261641] There are 3 wires that...

    There are 3 wires that lead to the compressor: 1 black, 1 white, 1 green. I tested combinations of the three and only get resistance between green and white but nothing else. There should be two...
  5. I did some more research. It would be impossible...

    I did some more research. It would be impossible to re-use any of the old system in this as it works totally differently from a modern system. The innards are also permanently contaminated with oil...
  6. I did some more reading and one thing that was on...

    I did some more reading and one thing that was on this site was the mention of using MP39 as a replacement refrigerant after the system got a nitrogen purge. Apparently I'm going to need to do a lot...
  7. Yeah I know. Don't rub it in too much as I feel...

    Yeah I know. Don't rub it in too much as I feel pretty rotten about it. Anyway, as this fridge used Sulfur dioxide, I can't simply replace the compressor and call it a day. Looks like the "fix" is...
  8. The monitor top was the first fridge to use a...

    The monitor top was the first fridge to use a totally sealed compressor unit. Some say its the best compressor ever made, which might have some truth in it seeing as how a lot of these still work,...
  9. ah ha. Ok, well in that case I reckon I'll find...

    ah ha. Ok, well in that case I reckon I'll find another forum.
    Thanks anyway.
  10. Yeah, that's what I'm looking into doing. This is...

    Yeah, that's what I'm looking into doing. This is totally alien territory to me. It has a 1/8 hp compressor in it now so I'm not sure what to look for as a replacement. I'll need to fab up a frame...
  11. Dumb question: How to size and install replacement compressor

    Yes- I am a ordinary plebian and do not have a ton of HVAC experience. So be easy on me. I usually work on small engines and cars. But anyway, I need to replace the ancient compressor in a 1940 era...
  12. I believe the compressor is hosed. I tested the...

    I believe the compressor is hosed. I tested the resistance and there's basically none on the starter coil. Crap-ola. So basically I made a pretty dumb mistake.

    That said- I'm wondering what...
  13. Uh... that's sort of not what I was asking about....

    Uh... that's sort of not what I was asking about. These old fridges actually work quite well when they're repaired and I have a few that are actually more efficient than the newer one it replaced....
  14. wiring questions: 40's fridge ( Did I mess things up?)

    I might have ruined my old fridge. Anyway, here's the deal. I bought a 1940 GE fridge last week. The wires had been yanked out of some sort of junction box. The box was gone. Now- this is where I...
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    I just did a test run of the fridge for a few...

    I just did a test run of the fridge for a few hours. Once it gets going, I swear its actually more quiet than any of the other fridges I have. Seems to run like a watch. Anyway, thanks for your all's...
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    Well, Thanks for the responses. I guess my...

    Well,
    Thanks for the responses. I guess my concern was about how bad is S02? I've had a few old fridges for years and I'm not dumb enough to defrost them with sharp objects. This one will live in...
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    1942 GE fridge: I have some questions.

    Hello all,
    I am new to the forum. To start with, I am not a HVAC professional nor am I super experienced with it. ( so be easy on me!) My background is in restoring antique 1930's-50's radios, old...
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