Question about Refrigerators
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If your refrigerator has been running for some time (say 30 to 60 minutes) and the first part of the evaporator is cold, but the last part of the evaporator is warm (ie: grab a hold of it with your hand and the little frost that may be on it melts back from it right away) then you have one of two conditions:
1. A refrigerant leak. Very difficult to locate and repair, and costly. If not under warranty, cost to repair is generally prohibitively high. Adding refrigerant without finding the leak may get you a day to a year or more of new life, but the problem will re-occur as you still have the leak.
2. A low capacity compressor. As the unit ages, the seals inside the compressor wear and result in decreased efficiency of the compressor, eventually to the point that it is unable to pump enough refrigerant to cool satisfactorily. A new compressor would fix this problem, but again, if out of warranty (which these generally are) makes it not ecconomical to do.
The diagnosis in either case is really that it is time to buy a replacement refrigerator.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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