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1930 GE frige not working


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#1 Doobie

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:42 AM

I have a 1930 GE refrigerator that needs to be fixed. It has quit running.
It's my beer cooler, please send help!


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:49 AM

start at the basics............1) power at the out let?? 2) power at the cold control??  3)   power at the compressor ??.........  pictures would be nice, compressor, cold control, plus,  just to see an old working refer............................Model number if available.................


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:24 AM

Posted ImageWhen I turn the frige on it starts humming for a minute or so and then cuts off.  I cleaned the points and can see them spark and connect but it is like the fan on the compressor is stuck.  I cannot seem to find a way to access the compressor.  I seems to be totally encased.
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:50 AM

Be most careful with that thing as it is likely charged with sulphur dioxide and could be an issue if you let that stuff loose

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 07:10 AM

[user=637]kdog[/user] wrote:

Be most careful with that thing as it is likely charged with sulphur dioxide and could be an issue if you let that stuff loose

OR

"or anhydrous ammonia ...

... Occasionally, one may encounter older machines which used other transitional refrigerants
such as methyl formate, chloromethane, or dichloromethane (called carrene in the trade).
Perhaps the most common of these to still retain a charge are the methyl formate Monitor Top refrigerators produced by General Electric."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refrigerant

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:03 AM

So can anyone give me any ideas on getting it running?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:58 AM

Definitely sounds like the compressor is stuck. Your only hope would be to try a hard start device but you will have to access the compressor terminals.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 02:16 PM

How do I access the terminals?





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