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#1 BryanS

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:39 PM

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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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:48 AM

since maybe 2010

also GE

http://www.cnet.com/...78495-32.html#!

 

http://www.differenc...d-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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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

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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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

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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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

Here's the Service Pointer from Samsung to services.

https://www.dropbox....20130515001.pdf
"Suds are not good"
"They write directions for a reason"
"Make sure you're using it right before you say it's not working correctly"
"If if has a Diagnostic Test Cycle, Run it before and after you fix it!"
"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insane"
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."




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