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scottykrug

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Posted: 02/10/21 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like Itinerant suggested, I took the unit to a refrigerator recycling place. No questions or hesitation, they took it for $20 or $30. Out of sight out of mind and safely disposed of.

Side note..... one year in the books for the new dc powered fridge and I am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Will create a new post on this later.

Thank you all for the replies.

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RJsfishin wrote:

garyemunson wrote:

Was it still functioning? If so, there is probably someone here who wants it.

Try reading the OP B4 replying !


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I didn't read anywhere in the OP that it was destroyed in the removal process.
If it is still functional then someone may want it.

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Boon Docker wrote:

RJsfishin wrote:

garyemunson wrote:

Was it still functioning? If so, there is probably someone here who wants it.

Try reading the OP B4 replying !


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I didn't read anywhere in the OP that it was destroyed in the removal process.
If it is still functional then someone may have want it.


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The cooling unit was no longer functional. Internal fridge temps were around 50°F and we were not trusting anymore. The amount of food disposed of over the previous two years more than paid for the new cooling unit. The capability started degrading after the third year of operation. Multiple times I came to this site and read about fixes that did help improve the operation. Adding cooling fans, improving air flow in the ductwork all helped but ultimately limped it along until it totally failed. It never leaked ammonia but simply lost its effectiveness.

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It was still in one piece.... not destroyed but I could not locate anyone who wanted it. Some suppliers wanted the core returned if you purchased their unit. The company I purchased the new dc compressor from did not want it nor did any of the other builders as I did buy their product. Thus, recycling was the only real option.

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