Originally Posted by Jubal
" I will be mailing my cooling unit out next week to be tested and hopefully 'repaired'."
Please provide details.
The only details I can give today is that I just pulled my cooling unit and am boxing it to mail away tomorrow. It will be tested by a highly regarded private company working in tandem with another. They work together to solve problems and sell solutions.
They believe they can make a significant improvement in performance but will not know for sure until they inspect and test it.
I promised to not mention their names until they have tested the solution. I will test it during our trip south Feb '15.
Absorption refrigs work in a specific band of temperature. You must keep the condenser in that band. The refrigerant chemistry dictates the the width, low and high temperatures of operation. They will try to give me a wider band and I will attempt to keep the condenser within it.
Hope that helps you understand our challenge. The manufacturer sets the temperature band width by the refrigerant chemistry and we must insure the installation keeps the condenser air circulation temp in that range. That's why the installation is critical, especially with this new generation of fire resistant and more environmentally friendly frigs.