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Old 03-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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So if grabbed a freezer a neighbor had put on the curb yesterday. The compressor is blown and i was wondering if i could swap out a smaller Mini Fridge compressor for the blown on. What ive read is that the on that is blown should be about 1/2 to 1 hp compressor and a mini fridge is 1/4 to 1/2hp.

If im going to run it at a cooler temp for fermentation than does it matter if the compressor is smaller as it shouldnt run as much anyhow?

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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You'll need to have the refrigerant evacuated and then refilled by a certified technician. I can't speak to whether the compressor will work on it or not-- the same certified hvac tech should be able to help with that question.

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