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Mccall 4-4045 I want to know how to convert my 4-4045 refrigerator to a freezer?

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You would need to change the condensing unit (outside bit) to a larger duty, you would probably need to change the evaporator (inside coil) to match the condensing unit. You would need to install drain heater, door heaters and probably change part if not all of the control circuit. In short I would suggest not doing this unless you want to make a fridge guy a lot richer. I know fridges that can get to sub zero temps without help but I would suggest that you would be better off to buy a purpose made freezer as what would be required would probably cost as much and not look as nice. Hope this is of some help.

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