Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > New freezer compressor
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
scoots
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 109
Likes Given: 1

Default New freezer compressor

I just noticed a chest freezer in my area, but it needs a new compressor. Anyone know what the cost would be? The freezer is a Magic Chef 7.2. I know I can do the repair, just not sure if it is worth it.

Thanks

__________________
scoots is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 273 Times on 141 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

When my 10 cu. ft. chest freezer crapped out, I turned it into a Koolerator for neighborhood brewfests. Keeps multiple beers cold for days.





__________________
EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scoots View Post
I just noticed a chest freezer in my area, but it needs a new compressor. Anyone know what the cost would be? The freezer is a Magic Chef 7.2. I know I can do the repair, just not sure if it is worth it.

Thanks

Not worth it. A new replacement compressor will probably cost about $300 plus the cost of the refrigerant and labor if any. You might be able to somehow cut that in half if you are properly connected, but even at that I would say it's not worth it. You can find plenty of used ones around for $50-100 and sometimes for free. I haven't paid for a refrigerator or freezer yet and combined I have seven of them running. Six for beer and one for food. Sometimes I eyeball the one I use for food and it gets really nervous!
__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2009, 05:28 AM   #4
scoots
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 109
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks. I will nt pursue this freezer. I would never have thought replacing a compressor would cost so much.

__________________
scoots is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How hot should a compressor get? mesfet Equipment/Sanitation 2 05-21-2009 04:26 PM
Tecumseh Compressor Ewalk02 Equipment/Sanitation 0 05-21-2009 04:09 PM
Got my compressor this weekend... Homercidal General Chit Chat 5 04-30-2009 06:05 PM
air compressor hose tarheels Equipment/Sanitation 11 08-25-2008 12:39 AM
Air compressor regulator? mlee0000 Bottling/Kegging 3 04-23-2007 08:09 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS