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Old 07-20-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default Busted freezer line

I got a holiday mini fridge for free today and accidentally cut a line that ran through the freezer shelf. Does this mini fridge have a date with the curb or is there any hope?

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Old 07-20-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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To paraphrase Bones: "It's dead, Jim"

The cost to repair will far outweigh the cost of replacement. Mini-fridges are essentially disposable...

Cheers!

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Old 07-20-2013, 02:36 AM   #3
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I made the same mistake today as well. It's a shame, but one little puncture in the freon line and it's as good as trash.

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Well you two that broke your fridges, send them to me. I can fix those both by lunch time and have beer to drink by night fall. Seriously, send them to me...

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Well you two that broke your fridges, send them to me. I can fix those both by lunch time and have beer to drink by night fall. Seriously, send them to me...
Sorry, I put it on the curb and some magical neighborhood fairies snatched it up within 10 minutes. How do you fix em?
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Patch the line sweat in a port pull a vacuum add a couple ounce's of 134A

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punctuation helps a bit ...


patch the line, sweat in a port, pull a vacuum, add a couple ounces of 134A





in fact, punctuation can save lives:

let's eat Grandma.

let's eat, Grandma.

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Was on my phone, and these old eyes have a hard enough time find the letters, much less punctuations.

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Patch the line sweat in a port pull a vacuum add a couple ounce's of 134A
What he said!

However, if it were me and the thing was broken and gas free at that point. I would cut it apart, ditch the old fridge shell build it into what ever configuration shape you wanted, and THEN do what he said. Add a STC 1000 and Bango...

Sorry I just came from a beer tasting with over 50 types, I'm a little
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