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Pilgrim88

HP

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In the overall scheme of things, with all else being equal, how significant is the HP rating… e.g. replacing 1/5hp compressor with a 1/4hp?

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Depending on the brand of compressor your dealing with and as long

as your talking about a compressor with low back pressure thats used

in household refrigerators and ice machines. The BTU variance is usually

80-100 BTU's more on a 1/4 HP than a 1/5 HP compressor. From my experience

that transition will work just fine but you dont really want to stray any farther.

I would monitor the pressures for at least 24 HRS before buttoning it up

watching sweat back on the suction line as well.

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The BTU is more important than HP on a small unit.

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Thanks

I think I see the light?

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How much sweat back on the suction line would indicate a problem. And what would be the remedy?

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What kind of frige are you working on? Top mount,

Side by side, bottom mount? Is the condenser on the back

Of the unit or underneath? What's the ambient temp.

Where the unit will be used?

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Maytag French Door MFD256HES

Bottom mount

Condenser underneath

An average ambient temperature range of 65f to 80f

Used in residential kitchen

Thanks, Man

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I would charge the unit to the charge amount on the

model plate. From there monitor pressures and temps.

you may have to insulate the suction line to eliminate sweating.

Are you certified to do sealed system work?

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Thanks

No I am not certified

I don't think there is a problem in Pennsylvania using r134a

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