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Montgomery Ward Chest Freezer (Ancient)

Yesterday, 08:36 PM

I just inherited an old Monkey Wards chest freezer that just might be older than I am, but I was wondering if anybody had any info on it, date of manuf., service manual (that's probably pushing it), etc.? 


Bear in mind I am reading this model # and serial # upside down in a mirror reflection, so I just might be off a number or two:


Model # FFT-80657-7A

Serial # 78H-04160


I would appreciate any help.



Sub Zero 632-S S/N prior to 1810000

10 July 2015 - 12:24 PM

My freezer quit cooling, and I found an extremely hot comp. drawing 3.3A....normal is 1.4A.  Killed power to the comp., let things cool down, fired it back up, and it ran for about 2 hours at normal draw, then shot back to 3.3A and began to overheat again.  Thermal overload switch handled it from there.


Sucked down the system, recharged and got the same symptoms.  I naturally jumped to the conclusion that I had a bad comp. and got one on order.  While I'm waiting, I have a lot of time on my hands, and I generally use that to come up with some hare-brained idea that screws up my original analysis.  In looking over the schematics, I noticed that the little rectangular box mounted on the frame in front of the compressor is a "Run" capacitor as opposed to a "Start" cap.  Sooooo.....my pea brain comes up with the theory that if that Run cap is intermittent and failing, would that give me excessive draw and an overheated compressor?

Sub Zero 632-S S/N Prior to 1810000 Freezer Comp.

06 July 2015 - 06:32 PM

This unit is 1999, so chasing down a new freezer compressor has been quite a challenge. 


SubZero lists their original part #4201870, which was an Americold RG108.  I think Americold bit the dust somewhere along the line....anyway I'm finding little reference to it on the Net.  I keep coming up with numbers beginning with 700, such as 7006959, but that crosses to the refrigerator comp. which is 4201880.


Does anybody have a reliable cross-reference to what might exist today?


Would be deeply appreciated.



Admiral DNT22

22 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

I have an ancient, and I mean ancient, Admiral out in the garage that I thought would run forever, and actually it still is.  It's just a failure in the defrost dept.  Could be fan, heater, terminator.....don't know.  Haven't visited it yet.....and that is my problem.  Anybody have any ideas on how to get into this thing.  I've been into many evap sections, but this one appears to be sealed from all directions.  I'm sure it's a matter of moulding removal, clips.....something.  Just looking for an idea on where to start.


Thanks for the help. 

Sub Zero Evaporator 632 Pre 1810000

07 March 2014 - 07:36 PM

I have the misfortune of having a 632 Pre 1810000 (YOB 1999) that is starting to show signs of a leak, and even though I haven't torn into the freezer compartment section yet, it would appear from the multitude of posts, both here and other forums, it is going to be the evaporator. 


On that note, I started my research for sources and kind of hit a brick wall.  The original Sub # is 3130530, but I understand they discovered the error of their ways about 2002 and started manufacturing a continuous coil evap instead of that "money-saving" "U" soldered design.  I'll wager that engineer is now working for Obamacare. 


Anyway.....just wondering if anyone might have a current evap # that would be compatible with the 632 in that era. 


Thanks for your time.

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