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    -20 box

    Do you guys thaw out an evaporator with out shutting unit down. Meaning let the lag run to maintain box temp while you thaw

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    Not really sure I understand the question, but it’d be pretty hard to thaw a coil with refrigerant still flowing through it. I’ve always shut the unit down and used hot water to get rid of the ice. Better yet, put the system into defrost and use hot water. If I can’t use a hose with a sprayer, I use my 2- gallon pump sprayer.
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    Sounds like he has a redundant system if your product can handle being shut down I would go for it. No sense in freezing your off if you don’t have to. Depending on your situation hot water or a torch.
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    I always leave the door open so it warms up about 40 deg so im comfy.

    But it depends on what failed , and how busy my day is.

    If the heaters work , then i put into defrost about 1.5 hours , bypass the high limit and leave for a while.

    If in a hurry , drag in hot water hose and begin to cuss and swear for hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    I always leave the door open so it warms up about 40 deg so im comfy.

    But it depends on what failed , and how busy my day is.

    If the heaters work , then i put into defrost about 1.5 hours , bypass the high limit and leave for a while.

    If in a hurry , drag in hot water hose and begin to cuss and swear for hour.
    Did this once got busy time clock stuck melted the fan guards
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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