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  1. Auto Zone has some floursent dye for AC work, it...

    Auto Zone has some floursent dye for AC work, it claims to work with POE or Mineral oil. Used it on several systems, never had a problem. It will seal smaller leaks if given a little time. I put it...
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    They most likely used a saddle valve for the...

    They most likely used a saddle valve for the water line. The fill valve requires water pressure to open and water pressure to close properly. Low water pressure, won't force the valve to close 100%...
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    Cap tubes will sometimes make a poping noise. We...

    Cap tubes will sometimes make a poping noise. We had problems with that when I was working for Sears service. My Whirlpool ref does it to this day. I just ignore it. I can't remember what we did to...
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    Was wondering what if you sprayed the ubends on...

    Was wondering what if you sprayed the ubends on the end with good synthetic varnish? seems like that might give you a little more time.
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    Amana Micro HDC12a2

    Got a Amana with a burn't resistor on the control board. It's labeled R24. I suspect that it's not a resistor, but maybe some sort of a fuse, as it's in series with the power transformer. Any one...
  6. Anyone know cap tube size for Haussmann cooler

    I need a cap tube for Hussman NAV-6 anyone know what It can cross to, or where to order the correct one? Johnstones says they can't get a cross. This one is plugged full, unit only two years old!...
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    Replace piston with rotary compressor

    I have to replace a Copeland RRG4 00100 piston compressor with a rotary, they are both hi temp units using R22. The rotary is a Rechi 44r292a made in China. This is a walk in cooler with TXV. I would...
  8. You have to turn thermostat on and off three...

    You have to turn thermostat on and off three times within 6 seconds. Not sure if it should normally be cycled off or on, when doing test.
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    I'd be suprised if that was the orginal dryer....

    I'd be suprised if that was the orginal dryer. Manufacturs don't usually install a dryer like that in the orginal system. Generally they use a copper bullet type dryer, If so, that would mean that...
  10. If it's freezing for a while, and then getting...

    If it's freezing for a while, and then getting warm, sounds like moisture in the system, freezing the cap tube. It could be fixed, but could involve some time and experience. Is the 75 degree quote a...
  11. Thats normal, Is it working ok, or is there a...

    Thats normal, Is it working ok, or is there a reason why your concerned about the frost? I have two upright freezers, and neither one will frost the last coil. The high side valve most likely came on...
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    Charcoal, baking soda, can help, have they ever...

    Charcoal, baking soda, can help, have they ever spilled something, that got into the insulation behind a breaker strip? Ref smells usually come from the type of food kept in it. If it ever quit and...
  13. Go to sears.com model # is 253, not 263. part...

    Go to sears.com
    model # is 253, not 263. part sells for $88.53
    If you run it all the time,your ice cream will be a brick.
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    Those heaters are impossible to replace, and it's...

    Those heaters are impossible to replace, and it's not unusual for them to go bad, as they are made of steel, and subject to rust out. They used to make a kit, that consisted of a heating wire that...
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    Usually there is a tech sheet some where on or in...

    Usually there is a tech sheet some where on or in the unit. Pull the toe panel and check with flashlight and mirror, it should be under there. I just had a problem with my 3 year old Whirlpool Gold,...
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    Better to charge where frost is just coming out...

    Better to charge where frost is just coming out of the cabinet, that way there's no water on floor, and the dog dosen't get beat by the wife.
  17. Thread: SCAM ALERT!

    by oldfart
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    Sticky: I got a email from Paypal last week saying that...

    I got a email from Paypal last week saying that my account would be locked if I didn't update my credit card info. My credit card was running out and that I needed to update it by 10-16, BUT the...
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    They need to make one that you can turn the...

    They need to make one that you can turn the display so you can use it in horizontal or vertical, or make a horizontal model. Sometimes they just won't fit where you want them
    Oldfart
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    You can cheat, get out your teflon tape, pull...

    You can cheat, get out your teflon tape, pull about a foot out, twist it with your fingers, till it looks like string, then wrap it around the stem, reinsert the packing nut and and stop the leak....
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    If you get a automatic defrost upright freezer,...

    If you get a automatic defrost upright freezer, you can pull the shelves out and stuff the whole deer in there. Just be sure to wrap in plastic, as the constant air will blacked the meat. Just get a...
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    I'm not the smartest tech, but what size box are...

    I'm not the smartest tech, but what size box are we talking about? A 1/2 hp compressor is not very large for a walkin. If it's more than a 6 * 6 then I'm guessing you are pushing it. Don't forget,...
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    You can use the connectors that have a screw...

    You can use the connectors that have a screw threaded into a little v shaped box. Don't know what they are called, but have used them for several repairs over the years. You should be able to pick...
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    If your talking about removing the tank in the...

    If your talking about removing the tank in the Ref, you will need special fittings, as you can't use brass rings on plastic line. You can order a new tank, I don't know what the cost is, I'll guess...
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    If you have added or removed freon, you need to...

    If you have added or removed freon, you need to totally pull the charge and weigh it back in. Thats a cap tube system, and you're wasting your time trying to charge it any other way. The proper...
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    HI Thanks for the manual, It's making ice,...

    HI
    Thanks for the manual, It's making ice, filled the bin overnight. They hacked the lineset from the outside wall to the condenser. Was left that way for a couple of years, never ran. The...
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    Old Manitowoc hacked

    Hi
    I've got an old Manitowoc GD1292, that the copper lineset was hacked. The head claims that it holds 16 lbs of freon. This unit has the outside condenser. I charged it with 16 pounds but still...
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    Hi If I remember correctly you can diddle the...

    Hi
    If I remember correctly you can diddle the door switch 4 or 5 times in 8 seconds, and it should start a defrost sequence. Note the compressor must be running when trying to force in a defrost....
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    Ok There are two things you can try, The first...

    Ok
    There are two things you can try, The first is to tie wrap some of the cap tube after it leaves the drier, to the Hi side line coming from the compressor. Do 3 or 4 inches if you can. It might...
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    Micahwes Hold off for a day or so before doing...

    Micahwes
    Hold off for a day or so before doing what I said. If I remember correctly we made the correction in the compressor area, and not at the Evap. I may have given you bad info, sorry but...
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    Yup it's the cap tube. It may have a small burr...

    Yup it's the cap tube. It may have a small burr or cut uneven at the inlet to the evap, but either way, don't worry about it. It will probably last longer than you. I have a new Whirlpool bottom...
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    I think the furnace needs replacing, it's got to...

    I think the furnace needs replacing, it's got to be at least 50 years old. At most it's maybe 70% efficient. Measure the voltage from the power pile with no load, that will give you a pretty good...
  32. Thread: KOLD DRAFT

    by oldfart
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    Hi I used to work on 5 of their 650 lb,...

    Hi
    I used to work on 5 of their 650 lb, stacked 4 high at a truck stop once. I really enjoyed working on them, as they were a challenge. I always thought they were fascinating the way they worked....
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    One of the biggest problems with home ice makers,...

    One of the biggest problems with home ice makers, is the fact that people choose to use a self piercing saddle valve. After a period of time the hole in the rubber seal in which the piercing needle ...
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    Open door, or ice door open, would cause frost...

    Open door, or ice door open, would cause frost buildup. Is it possible that it's hanging in defrost too long? Maybe bad defrost termination thermostat. Is the unit in the house and not in the garage?...
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    I wouldn't trust a resistance check at that low...

    I wouldn't trust a resistance check at that low of ohms, and I don't have anything to measure MW, so I just rely on the MA reading. It's simple to do, and doesn't require much in the way of...
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    A lot of those chest freezers use steel lines for...

    A lot of those chest freezers use steel lines for the molded in High side lines, and for some of the evap lines. When you store it or don't use it for a while, the above freezing temp and the...
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    If you check them without load, they will run...

    If you check them without load, they will run about 30mv or so, you must check them under load to be accurate. If I remember about 11-16mv for most valves. You can get a adapter to screw into the...
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    You should only be heating the top 1/4-3/8 inch....

    You should only be heating the top 1/4-3/8 inch. If your heating more than that, it will shorten the life. If it's a standard unit, you can get better quality, check with your parts supply house.
  39. Frost builds up from moisture entering the...

    Frost builds up from moisture entering the freezer. You may get a little more because your freezing water, but once it skimmed with ice, it should pretty much stop. I have a small freezer with a ice...
  40. Without a fan in there to move the air, or a...

    Without a fan in there to move the air, or a chill plate to mount the Ice makers on, I doubt that the ice output will be what you had hoped for.
    Max
  41. I'm not as educated as some of the folks on this...

    I'm not as educated as some of the folks on this forum, but I'm sure they will tell you NO. The 11 ounces of R134 is ok, but the rest is not welcome. On the other side, it may stop the leak, but the...
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    Thanks guys. I assume it has a internal overload?

    Thanks guys. I assume it has a internal overload?
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    Need compressor info

    I have a JRC1 0075 compressor setting on the shelf, plugs still in it. I would like to use this on another Air Conditioning unit, but can find no info as to Run or Start cap. The BTU would also be...
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    How about a critical because the overflow tube in...

    How about a critical because the overflow tube in the toilet tank is over 1 inch above the water level in the tank!. Screen door was hanging open by 1/2 inch. A Prep Cooler that was a little warm,...
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    Could be R414b. Hot Shot

    Could be R414b. Hot Shot
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    You most likely fixed it when you screwed the...

    You most likely fixed it when you screwed the self piercing valve in to turn off the water to the Ref. Water freezing in the fill tube is a classic sympton of a restriced saddle valve.
    Max
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    First of all all fill valves require pressure to...

    First of all all fill valves require pressure to open, and pressure to close. If you don't have the proper pressure to the valve, it may not close properly. Most all residential ice makers are...
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    Before I retired, we had a lot of problems with...

    Before I retired, we had a lot of problems with mecury thermostats. It seems they would bounce when cycling on and cause the compresser to short cycle which inturn would cause the breaker to trip. We...
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    I'm amazed that most companies will not post any...

    I'm amazed that most companies will not post any info on older units, I guess nobody works on any older units. I couldn't find the model # on a older Beverage-Air cooler on their website. Must be...
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    Hello Well it's me again. I called Beverage...

    Hello
    Well it's me again. I called Beverage air, and told them that I had repaired a sealed system leak, and related the pressures I was reading to him after I had charged to the name plate...
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