regassing a 3way fridge

Submitted: Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 18:52
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hi all, i live in western australia and would like to know if someone knows who regass,s these fridges over here, preferable perth area?
also can it be done by myself? or does it need vacuming out and special gas mixture ? cheers
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Reply By: DesertDave - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:05

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 19:05
Hi
There is someone in Maddington who specializes in 3way i was told about him at Camec in Welshpool but cant find his phone no. maybe ring camec .I found them very helpful and informative
Dave
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:31

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:31
They don't use gas but rather a mixture of Ammonia and not recommended to try yourself. Take it to a qualified repairer.

Regards

Derek.

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Reply By: GerryP - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:47

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:47
Hi Zacc,
It's a very specialised process and unfortunately, there aren't many repairers around. The gas charge is a combination of ammonia and water with a small amount of hydrogen. If there is a leak, it's always the hydrogen that escapes first due to its low density.

Are you sure it's out of gas? try turning it upside down for a while and give it a good shake. Sometimes all it needs is to mix the gases as the hydrogen can separate internally and prevent it from working.
Cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: zacc - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:52

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:52
yeh am 99% sure as there is a distinct smell of amonia at the base of the heater element , and a yellowish liquid pressent . the fridge is only 18 months old and not covered by warranty. tried 240v and gas , no difference .
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Reply By: oldtrack123 - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 21:58

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 21:58
If you can smell ammonia you have a leak.
When mine leaked .
I had the choice of recon unit or new unit [apprx$400 or $600]
I took asrecon & it only lasted 2mths sothen went for new.
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Reply By: Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 19:19

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 19:19
Hi Zacc
Had mine done about 24 months ago.
The Maddington guy is Ray Summers 9459 1215. Not sure if he is still in business though.
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