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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:18 am 
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Ho Hum - our 550 litre chest freezer went mammaries skywards last weekend only for us to discover the supplier is doing one of those 'sell cheap, go bust, re-open-under-another-name and deny all responsibility to warranties' tricks...... tw@ts :angryfire: .

Exploring the various options I'm enamoured towards fitting a replacement compressor (I know that it is the definite source of the problem - it's seized) but need some helping hands on how to do this. Youtube is full of helpful videos and the process doesn't seem to be that complicated - indeed, with pipe soldering skills already under my belt the only aspect I'm edgy about is the recharging of the system (R600a) and where to get the tools to do this.

The existing compressor is 1/5hp - could I fit a 1/4hp unit instead etc?

If it requires a little investment then so-be-it as fitting ONE new compressor also means I'll be able to keep a spare and fix 'any' future problems on site.

So - anyone out there with the knowledge to indicate pitfalls, problems and/or sourcing of tools that could help me on my way?

BTW - I realise it might be cheaper to get a new one but our location usually means £120 delivery charge on top of the basic cost - not to mention getting rid of the old one and having to remove door frames to get the new one in!!!

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I have seen a couple of times fridges "re charged" they had a "what looks like welding set up" to check the pressure as well as a gas cylinder, not to mention the crimps to join the pipe after it was re gassed.

Sorry I don't know what the kit was called, but I know one thing, it is certainly not cheap.

Is there a possibility of getting a company in to do it for you? There is also the problem of disposing of the old gas.

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