3way Fridges

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:42
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Hi Is there any trooth in what I have heard that if your fridge is not working too well, remove it from the van and turn it upside down. If so for low long.

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Reply By: Bros - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:49

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:49
I have a 40 lt Chescold that would not work real well. I was advised to roll it around the back yard, listening every now and again to see if you can hear the liquid moving around the pipes. It worked.
The best prevention is to give it a run every month for a day or so to keep the liquid flowing.
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Reply By: greghud - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:55

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:55
shake the crap out of it and they love it
did it on my electrolux and its workin much better now
just flip it then back over repeat as much as you like
listen for the gurgle sound then back over
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:56

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:56
they never work too well ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:01

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:01
that is correct Ray. cousin of mine has 3-way fridge.. pilot light kept going on wheb on gas.. took it home to dad one day.. he said watch this.. turned it upside down.. shook it a bit onthe side... yada yada... turned it back up... gurgle gurgle... light the pilot up up and it purred away better than ever!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:33

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:33
they use a mixtue of ammonia and water.
this, to the uninitaited seems like a mixture for pure corrosion eh?

Firsly, the run under a deep vacuum and to get it to this point all er almost all the air and oxygen is removed by a vacuum pump. no oxygen = no corrsion.....in theory....in fact the amount of corrosion which takes place is minute!

but this can happen and can block the piping. Also the system can crystalise and block the tubing.....

Turning them on the side, top, then other side each for a lenghty period time (day?) aloows the solution to move around and unblock the piping...this is the theory at least...sometimes it works if a blockeage is the cause. It certainly will if crystalisation has taken place....

Most times they have developed a small leak and air enters the system preventing operation.... I am assuming all other components such a gas , and chimney are in good working order.

Cant ubderstand how turning the fridge on its side allowed the pilot to work as someone has reported above...hahaha
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:07

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:07
also clean your burner from soot at the back
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:59

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:59
Jez to be clear, in light of the "shake it all about advice" .... should only be necessary to turn it over on its side (both ways), several times .....not sure about upside down ...... overkill maybe ...... then get it quite level and give it a run on gas. Should be a winner. 240 volt operation is good too..... 12 volt is dicey, but ok while mobile off the gennie. Strangely, these fridges are happy when mobile in the car (not always level) but must be level when static ! Just like people, they like the vibes.
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Follow Up By: Ray Bates - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:34

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:34
Hi I tried all your suggestions. Now the fridge freezes a cup of water in two hours (In the freezer comp) Thanks Guys
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