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Old 06-26-2015, 10:31 PM   #81
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Can't I just remove and 45 the baffle there ? All the idea's for installation you have for the cavity . Also see that piece of metal wired on the fins ? The pipe should"t I move higher to go above frig ? Pat Ps was thinking of form board that is faced . I do have reflex it . Pat
Need to go out and tape up gas line .
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:36 PM   #82
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Need to go out and tape up gas line .
Take a day off. You've done the hard part.
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What you need to do on the thermo switch is add a switch in parallel. The thermo switch just closes to turn on the fans. The problem is it's a 150 degree switch and it never closes. Remove the 2 wires and get some small spade connectors that fit the terminals. Add a extra wire to each terminal along with with the original wires. You will have 2 wires on each terminal. Run the new extra wires to your new switch location. When you turn on the switch it is the same as the thermo switch closing. It will jump the switch and turn on your fan. In the picture you will see my switch wires going back over the top of the fridge.
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If you want to do something with the flue exhaust this is what I did. I made a taller flue to get it just above the condenser. You have to make sure you don't make it to tall and you will be able to slide the fridge back in. You can also see my switch wires again going back over the top of the fridge.
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If you want to do something with the flue exhaust this is what I did. I made a taller flue to get it just above the condenser. You have to make sure you don't make it to tall and you will be able to slide the fridge back in. You can also see my switch wires again going back over the top of the fridge.
It seems to me like raising the flue would help any fridge. Tom, did it make any difference for your fridge?
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I did so many things when I was doing all this it's hard to say what helped the most but I'm sure not having the flue exhaust go over the condenser helped the refrigeration process. You can see the before and after in the 2 pictures. I think this is a bigger problem on the 4.3 than the 6.7 fridge.
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Pat, I hope all is still going according to plan and that you haven't hit any roadblocks on your project. Just found a picture of the switch I put on the face of the control panel and thought I'd share it with you. It's a simple, single-pole switch from Radio Shack (good luck finding one) but any similar switch will work. Used a spade bit for the hole. It's directly wired to the fan and powered by tapping into a 12v outlet I installed over the fridge. Keep us posted on your progress! - Rich
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