Refrigerator freon charge and compressor question - 2CoolFishing
Home  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise   |   Follow:

Go Back   2CoolFishing > TTMB

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-11-2009, 08:50 AM
71 Fish 71 Fish is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Dec 21 2005
Location: West Houston
Age: 52
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 5916480
71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate
Refrigerator freon charge and compressor question

Will the amount of freon needed for a full charge be listed on the refrigerator somewhere?

I do not have any history on this refrigerator so I do not know for sure but it appears to have a new compressor installed that was never ran or re-charged with freon. Do new refrigerator compressors come with oil in them or do I need to add oil as well? Would it hurt to add an oil charge just in case?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:05 AM
Mike77015's Avatar
Mike77015 Mike77015 is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Dec 27 2007
Age: 45
Posts: 4,859
Rep Power: 21482134
Mike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to Pirate
Most refers will have the amount needed on the label. Is the unit still in a vaccum? Blended refrigerants have to be charged as a liquid. Do not add extra oil to the compressor.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
71 Fish 71 Fish is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Dec 21 2005
Location: West Houston
Age: 52
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 5916480
71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate71 Fish has been promoted to Pirate
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike77015 View Post
Most refers will have the amount needed on the label. Is the unit still in a vaccum? Blended refrigerants have to be charged as a liquid. Do not add extra oil to the compressor.
I opened what I believe is the service fittings valve (allen wrench screw in the middle of the service valve) and nothing came out or went in so it does not appear to be in a vaccum. It's possible they pulled one and it leaked in thru the service valve maybe.

Are you saying that new compressors DO come with oil in them?

It is 134a, is this a blended refrigerant?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Mike77015's Avatar
Mike77015 Mike77015 is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Dec 27 2007
Age: 45
Posts: 4,859
Rep Power: 21482134
Mike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to Pirate
Yes new compressors come with oil. If you can pull the unit into vaccum, find amount of charge on the system which should be ounces flip the bottle upside down when charging it. There is oil in refrigerant.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Mont's Avatar
Mont Mont is offline
Founder
 
Join Date: Nov 17 1998
Location: League City, TX
Age: 52
Posts: 19,536
Rep Power: 21500138
Mont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to PirateMont has been promoted to Pirate
do yourself a favor and throw the whole thing away. Once the sealed system on a refrigerator is compromised, it's worse than useless. That tap valve you are talking about is definately going to leak.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:51 AM
Mike77015's Avatar
Mike77015 Mike77015 is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Dec 27 2007
Age: 45
Posts: 4,859
Rep Power: 21482134
Mike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to PirateMike77015 has been promoted to Pirate
Mont is right. If the unit is a high end system it might be worth repairing. If there is a leak in the system, acid will form in the refrigerant and eventually eat the windings in the compressor.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-11-2009, 10:40 AM
tinman tinman is offline
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Apr 13 2005
Location: Garland, Texas
Age: 67
Posts: 1,057
Rep Power: 13865788
tinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Piratetinman has been promoted to Pirate
Patching up junk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mont View Post
do yourself a favor and throw the whole thing away. Once the sealed system on a refrigerator is compromised, it's worse than useless. That tap valve you are talking about is definately going to leak.
Kudos Mont! Spoken like a true professional. Much more headaches than they will ever be worth.
Tinman
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
copyright 2013
© 2008 Noreast Media, LLC | Terms of Service| Contact Us | Advertise