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[*] posted on 7-6-2012 at 13:07
Refrigerator compressors that cease up


What's the deal with refrigerator compressors? They seem to cease up quickly.

I got them for free since people throw away their refrigerator sometimes. As long as you use them once or twice a week, they are fine. However, once you leave them sitting for 2 weeks, they cease up. Are they designed to run in the oil and CFC (RFC?)?
This is the 3rd one that bit the dust.


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[*] posted on 7-6-2012 at 14:31


They shouldn't seize up if none of the cooling oil is removed!
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[*] posted on 8-6-2012 at 17:32


That's obvious but while operating the compressor, it shoots out some of the oil but I assume that some of it still stays in it.
Is there any way to open it and fix it?
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[*] posted on 8-6-2012 at 17:42


Sigh....

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=14435




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[*] posted on 9-6-2012 at 04:26


None of peach's videos seem to work for me, they all say that they were removed by the user. Is anyone else getting this?
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[*] posted on 9-6-2012 at 06:01


Thanks for the link, BromicAcid, but unfortunately, the videos have been deleted by the user = peach. I'm not even sure how to check his channel since Youtube is not showing his name.

I'm not really a fan of massive threads like that. 7 pages!
Page 6 has some interesting videos.
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[*] posted on 9-6-2012 at 07:17


Quote: Originally posted by vmelkon  
I'm not really a fan of massive threads like that. 7 pages! Page 6 has some interesting videos.


Then stop expecting to be spoonfed.




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[*] posted on 9-6-2012 at 08:11


Quote: Originally posted by vmelkon  
while operating the compressor, it shoots out some of the oil but I assume that some of it still stays in it.
Why would you assume that?

If it's spitting lubricating oil, it will eventually run out. The easiest solution is a riser on the exhaust so that the spatter will hit the wall of the riser and flow back down. Screw on a sintered metal filter to the top of the riser to capture any airborne aerosol.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2012 at 16:41


My pump seized up once or twice and I just banged it against the concrete and it started up again.

It may have something to do with water damage.

I'm not sure though.
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