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  1. #1
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    need help sizing compressor in vintage ge fridge

    I just purchased a restored fridge that is 1956 general electric with all original refrigeration. The compressor is gone-has open windings. I can't find any information on compressor there are no markings. i want to retro fit but have no clue on how to size it. the fridge inside dimensions are 18"w,42"h, 18"d the evaporator is a cold plate with a dimension of 13"dx16"wx6"h. has a static condenser and cap tube. looking for suggestions as space is limited. just for fun the model number is las81p s#zn607063

  2. #2
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    Ever find anything? What Refrigerant are you planning on running?

    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

  3. #3
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    I have not bought a replacement yet. I am thinking of a copeland 1/5hp low temp r-12 and running hot shot. I debated 134a but don't want problems with cap tubes plugging up and tube replacement.

  4. #4
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    Check the BTU's of the compressor on R12, you need around 2300-2400 BTU's to cool that box. The compressor you get is more than likely going to have POE oil in it, so put a good filter/drier on it and go 134. I dont recommend using the spun copper ones.

    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

  5. #5
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    a techumshe model aea4440yxa is a 134a compressor should fit your needs

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