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cannesdo

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Posted: 02/16/21 12:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey folks...13 years ago my fridge froze during an arctic blast while I was wintering in Montana. I had heard that if you turn it upside down to remix the chemicals it would fire up again. I posted my play-by-play here and had one heckler who said it would never work. I dragged it out by myself (all 120 lbs of me), tilted it up...and it restarted. And now, 13 years later it's still working. Never had another problem with it.

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Posted: 02/16/21 04:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When it's not working and you're out of options, you had nothing to lose.
It solved your problem!
Thanks for the update.

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That is great, that your fridge still works! It is nice to get an update of a problem solved. Sorry to say, that waiting 13 years, to give an update, may be too late for the thread responders. The ones still alive, likely stricken with CRS.

Still, good to know that a revived fridge is still going.

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Yes it does work for some of us.

I too did the same thing as you and got my fridge back. It worked ever since. Always a naysayer out there who would rather not try some oddball fix.

It doesnt always work but why not try it? It's free!

Jerry, I have CRS, but at least I remember my fridge fix! [emoticon]


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Back in the day when absorption refrigerators were common in homes, that was a standard fix when they got out of kilter.

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Posted: 02/16/21 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone help me out. I can't remember what CRS means. I'm also too broke to Pay Attention.


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RobWNY wrote:

Someone help me out. I can't remember what CRS means. I'm also too broke to Pay Attention.


Can't Remember Sh..... uh, stuff..

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So how cold does it have to get to for it to freeze and needing this done? Never read of this before. Inquiring minds want to know.

Charles


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CharlesinGA wrote:

So how cold does it have to get to for it to freeze and needing this done? Never read of this before. Inquiring minds want to know.

Charles
Well Charles, chances are you will never have to worry about it. Not sure how cold it gets in Atlanta, but nothing like in the frozen north!!

When I had the issues with mine, I was FT in my 3 season TT.

Temperatures dropped into the minus 30's C for an extended time. I was blowing through a 30 pounder every 2-3 days just trying to stay warm. When the temperatures got into the minus 30s, propane flow slows down and I had to put a heating pad in there with my bottles. Before I did that my furnace ceased to function. No gas, no heat. Then the fridge quit at about minus 33 or so. I bought a 110V bar fridge to use until spring.

When I was running constantly between minus 25 to -30, it wasn't a problem. Get over -30 C and things start to slow down. After I took my fridge for an end over end walk and revived it, I put a 100W light bulb in the back of it to warm it a bit. It worked. Got that idea from Don in Regina. (Pianotuna) Thanks Don.

Now ask me about frozen pipes.... That's another story.

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