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02-20-2013, 06:38 PM
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...
02-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Here's some info that more or less seems to back up your statement:
From the article it states:
So sounds like its sort of reverse of what...
02-20-2013, 06:08 PM
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...
02-20-2013, 05:25 PM
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...
02-20-2013, 05:04 PM
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...
02-18-2013, 06:17 PM
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...
02-18-2013, 05:11 PM
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...
02-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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,...
02-18-2013, 01:19 PM
ah ha. Ok, well in that case I reckon I'll find another forum.
02-18-2013, 01:06 PM
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...
02-18-2013, 12:50 PM
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...
02-18-2013, 10:33 AM
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...
02-17-2013, 03:31 PM
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....
02-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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...
02-12-2013, 09:29 PM
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...
02-12-2013, 06:51 PM
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...
02-12-2013, 01:36 PM
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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