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Old 10 June 2010, 04:22   #31
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It seemed to work on the wife.
They're like that. The more one agitates them, the more frigid they become...
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Old 10 June 2010, 04:59   #32
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Old 12 June 2010, 15:10   #33
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Yep, that would completely end it's useful life.

This was a trick used to repair ammonia filled fridges in the dark ages. Fridges these days are filled with R134A or R600A gas and have oil in the compresser. Mixing the two would then cause oil to be pumped around the refrigeration system and VOILA!! You have a cupboard.
beat me to it

out with the ark! (and ammonia fridges!!) only applies to old Caravan fridges now!!

never try this one unless you want to ruin it all together
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VOILA!! You have a cupboard.
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Brilliant link thank you very much

I would never have believed it would take two days to defrost a fridge but that's how long it was before water stopped dripping out of the works up inside. I followed their advice to sort out the door seal and it's all now working 100%

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Old 13 June 2010, 02:07   #36
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Brilliant link thank you very much

I would never have believed it would take two days to defrost a fridge but that's how long it was before water stopped dripping out of the works up inside. I followed their advice to sort out the door seal and it's all now working 100%

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i dont remember you mentioning the door seal! was it broken too?
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The outcome kinda reminded me of the urban myth about the PC callcentre Tech, talking a person through all the options only to finally discover that there is a power cut in the building....

Glad you're sorted Stephen - I was losing sleep worrying about you not being cold enough down there
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i dont remember you mentioning the door seal! was it broken too?
Due to a reorganisation in the house I had to swap the door hinges over from one side to the other a year or so back (it's a simple screwdriver job and meant to be done, for those of you like Willk that have visions of roofing screws being driven in through a couple of gate hinges ) and since then it has never sealed quite right around the door. Turns out the seal had "set" and a bit of heat let it reshape and "set" in the right place. Simple enough except when you hadn't thought of it.

Mr Willk I thought I HAD defrosted it - anyway I am still at a loss as to exactly where the five litres of water was hiding
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