old engel fridge on it's side???

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 21:32
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I have an old Engel (sawafuji motor?) front opening fridge. I find the front opening design is a bit restrictive - can't really fill it up, and things slide about a bit...

Anyway, question is - if I fashioned some legs to suit the back of it (to allow some ventilation, maybe 4" high or more?) could it be used as a chest type fridge? I've read that compressor type fridges can cope with running off level, but is 90deg asking too much?

Cheers,
Charlie
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 21:35

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 21:35
30degrees is the limit with the engel.
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Follow Up By: Member - David T (SA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:08

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:08
Jeez Phil
You are meant to be looking after your mother. Get off the computer and make her a cup of tea !!!!!!!!!
Cheers Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:19

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:19
Dave,
Check your email - then post a question on fridges:-)
Flight got in at 8pm, so just sitting back with a glass of red!
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 22:09

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 22:09
You may be able to reposition the motor/compressor assembly so that it is still the right way up after the conversion.

Have heard of it being done but have not seen it.

Duncs
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Reply By: gtc - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 22:20

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 22:20
Thanks Phil and Duncs for your replies.. will have a closer look at whether rotating the compressor is something I can manage..
Cheers,
Charlie
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