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    a silly question :)

    Hello

    i have a split air conditioner system and i have a refrigerator

    i want to test something

    my question is:

    if i remove the compressor from the refrigerator and replace the air conditioner compressor by the compressor of my refrigerator

    The air conditioner will work?

    I am not asking if it gives the same power of colding a room, i am asking if i just replace it, this will make the air conditioner work? or because it is a fridge compressor, this will not launch the airconditioner?

    Thanks

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    Well, they are both just pumps.
    I hope this a theoretical question, and not a technical question.
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    It would barely work, just wouldn't put out very much cold air. Metering device would have to also be changed.

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    Working to me means it will do the job that it is required to do.

    No. It will not work.

    Changing a compressor is more then just taking one compressor and replacing it with another. You need to have a compressor that can handle the same amount of work. You need it to use the same electrical qualities and quantities. It has to be designed to work with the same type of refrigerant. Then you have several procedures to do to get the system ready for charging. And so on.

    Most refrigerator/freezers uses r-134a most split systems use r-22 or r-410a.

    So no. You cannot replace a split system compressor with a refrigerator/freezer compressor. Trying to do so will cost way more in time and parts then just having a professional put in a new compressor and it wont work as long/as well.
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    I can tell you one thing for sure, your food will go bad lol.

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    It won't run for long.


    The compressor in your AC system is a larger compressor, designed to move a LOT of refrigerant.

    The one in your fridge is small one, designed to move a rather small amount of refrigerant.


    Think of it this way.

    You're swapping out the engine in your pickup truck.

    You've got a 3 cylinder from a Geo Metro and a 350ci V8 engine.

    Which one are you going to use?

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    Just leave the refrigerator door open and let it cool the house.........Put a dyson fan on a shelf inside the door and let it blow.......

    Disclaimer: This is just a joke and not intended to be a solution!
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    Im gonna start saving energy by getting a keggerator and putting a keg of water in it then a pump to pump the chilled water to a car radiator and fan. Then I am gonna hook up a car alternator to a tread mill and stick a bone at the end and have my neighbors dog running on it.

    What do you think hahahaha.
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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    It won't run for long.


    The compressor in your AC system is a larger compressor, designed to move a LOT of refrigerant.

    The one in your fridge is small one, designed to move a rather small amount of refrigerant.


    Think of it this way.

    You're swapping out the engine in your pickup truck.

    You've got a 3 cylinder from a Geo Metro and a 350ci V8 engine.

    Which one are you going to use?
    I'm thinking it's more like comparing the power of a V8 engine to that of a lawnmower engine. The lawnmower engine would move the truck, but don't count on going more than 5MPH. Even a 5,000 BTU window shaker compressor would work better than the one used in a fridge, not that either would really get the job done.

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    I foresee the magic smoke escaping
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    emmmmmmm burnt compressor with acid refrigerant basting tasty. Save me a slice.
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    It will work about like putting a riding lawn mower motor in a dump truck

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