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BryanS

new samsung refrigerators

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I don't know if any of you are aware but there is some new refrigerators by samsung with dual cooling systems like subzero has. The catch is the freezer side is 134a and the fresh food side is butane. You will see the butane side marked in red. I believe you need to contact Samsung if the butane side needs serviced. I don't have the specfic model due to leaving it in the van before leaving sears :) Just a thought if you guys weren't aware of this awesome situation. Don't look for leaks with your torch :)

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since maybe 2010

also GE

http://www.cnet.com/8301-13553_1-10078495-32.html#!

 

http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-butane-and-vs-isobutane/

 

R-600

R-600a

IsoButane :burnin:

As a leading innovator of environmentally-friendly products and technologies,

Samsung products are already drastically reducing the strains on nature’s valuable resources.

Samsung uses R-600, a natural refrigerant, and cyclopentane insulation in its refrigerators,

which do not promote global warming or add to the greenhouse effect.

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We're only talking about a few ounces of charge, hardly enough to cause much excitement.  Propane and butane also make excellent refrigerants with great oil-carrying properties.  This is actually an OLD idea-- propane and isobutane were widely used refrigerants with no major incidents in the early 1900's before DuPont invented R-12 and then put on a scare propaganda campaign to get everyone to use their new product (which, incidentally, was also used an anesthesia for surgery).  Corporate propaganda then and now.  

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I know other countries have used flammable gases for a long time. My concern is more of the junky appliances and a/c units being made that would be using it here. Especially after the amount of leaks I have on newer refrigerators in the past year. In the last week and a half at Sears I did 8 sealed system jobs. Mostly new whirlpools.

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