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 Posted: Sat Nov 13th, 2010 07:13 pm
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that has happened to me several times - and usually when I am blocked in a very tight spot behind the fridge which is sitting face into a kitchen island and have blankets, torch, pump, many other assorted tools between the fridge and the wall ! What are the odds of initiating a defrost at that instant ? Should I wait 20 minutes for the defrost to terminate, or spend 25 minutes moving everything around so I can advance the timer ?
Usually a good time for a Coffee/Smoke break .....



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Freezer temp down to 18, evap mostly frosted over (with cover off), pressure still about zero.

Added a bit more 134, and put cover on.  Will let run for 30 min or so and recheck.

How long is 'wait a bit' in your part of the world?  ;)

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The correct charge of refrigerant is listed on the model tag and should be weighed in, any idea how much you have put in?
Place the cover on, plug fan in etc and recheck in an hour or so



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grasshopper is charging from canisters, old school by pressure, tag will not help him in this case

wait 1/2 hour each time, its gonna be slow, but for what you are doing, slow and steady will win the race

 



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Freezer temp down to 1.2, evap nicely frosted over, condensation but no frost on suction line, pressure about 2.  Only concern is compressor seems maybe too warm--can hold my hand on it, but not leave it there.  Probably has been running continuously last hour or so, though.

Have unplugged as suggested and will restart/rehook up in 30 minutes or so.

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When we last left our intrepid grasshopper frig was cycling nicely with pressures as suggested.  Afraid system could be slightly low, before putting it back in the kitchen, I added what I thought was a very small amount of 134.  This almost immediately caused the suction line to frost over.  Oops.

Have now bled off a bit, let sit, restart, less frost, bleed a bit more, etc.  I now have freezer temps at --.2 degrees, evap is completely frosted (lightly), and the suction tube at --.2 is just showing some condensation but no frost.

Am I done?  :D

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i think you are slightly overcharged. you shouldnt have condensation on the suction line. watch the gauge as the unit cycles on and off on its own. dont short cycle by turning the thermostat off and on. when the unit turns off you want to see the low side in a slight vacuum (around 3 inches)



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In order to understand more about this I did some research on this condensation.  Apparently insulation is often used on the suction pipe to help prevent this?

I'm curious about the insulation on mine--visible in the link in an earlier post--that is only on a lower half loop of the pipe.  Was it that way originally, or did it end up that way after compressor replacement?

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that piece is factory. the heat exchanger should warm up the suction line enough that it wont sweat......unless you are overcharged.



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Heat exchanger?  Cap tube soldered to suction line up inside frig where I can't see it?

More info:  Watched the low side pressures.  Running about zero to 1 while compressor on, just before shuts off, then gradually climbed to about 8 prior to  compressor starting again.  Of note, gauge read zero when I unhooked it, but after opening gauge valve to atmosphere needle moved UP 1 or so--indicating there was a slight vacuum and gauge is reading a bit high?

Perhaps even more confused about whether I'm over/under or just about right charged.
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leave here where you are at, you dont want to hook/unhook guages too many times, each time a guage is attached there is a chance for moisture to enter the system from the air in the hoses

if you have hardwood keep an eye on the condensation, and make sure a back panel is installed, the extra airflow from the fan once a backpanel is installed might help with the slight sweating



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