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    cool trick

    yesterday went on a call for a walk in freezer. the on call tech over the weekend had been out and said the ll solonoid was bad. i show up but find unit running at temp but starting to ice over coil but not too bad, he had been there on sunday this was monday . find that he had took a magnet from an old microwave he had worked on and placed it on solonoid and zip tied it. it was working great . thought i would pass this trick on as i thought it a great way to get you by untill you can get the part.

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    CPS has magnet rings for this as well. I picked a couple up at united refrigeration a few years ago. They are fantastic go recovery and evacuation of pump down systems. And for failed coils on a Sunday as in your case. Love the use what ya got to get where you need mindset of your partner. Bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy knocker View Post
    CPS has magnet rings for this as well. I picked a couple up at united refrigeration a few years ago. They are fantastic go recovery and evacuation of pump down systems. And for failed coils on a Sunday as in your case. Love the use what ya got to get where you need mindset of your partner. Bravo.
    yeah i thought it was pretty awesome but i didint know that i could buy rings for this . i will be checking out the supply house, i think this is a must have for every tech.

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    They can be life savers big time. I carry 2 of the cps models with me.

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    It's good thinking on your toes.

    But in a service situation, you are better off stocking solenoid coils over magnets.

    New install, no power, no manual stem, it's good then too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phase Loss View Post
    It's good thinking on your toes.

    But in a service situation, you are better off stocking solenoid coils over magnets.

    New install, no power, no manual stem, it's good then too.


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    I got coils and magnets but I wonder if a wire and battery would work and if it did for how long
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    i agree phase loss but when you work for a co. where they dictate truck stock you have to make due

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    if i have to use a magnet to get by while i get the part ordered seem like a great idea to me

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    You could always just open a supply house

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