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Old 09-28-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Im sure this would work for a kegerator with 2 cornys and a 5 lb tank but i was wondering if anyone has used this for a kegerator? My big concern is if the small ice tray which i am assuming has the freon would get in the way of a corny keg or if it is tall enough to get in there without having to bend it?

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Old 09-30-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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does anyone own this fridge and know if the freon line could be bent backwards?



 
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about the 4.6 cu minifridge. But I have a Kenmore mini fridge with a freezer compartment. Mine has quite a bit of tubing from the back of the fridge to the freezer shelf. I was able to bend it to the back of the fridge without using much force. You should definately do this after the fridge is warm, I have heard of several folks who have tried to do this with the fridge cold and snapped the freon tube (snapped freon tube = junked fridge). I let mine sit unplugged for several days and the tube seemed to bend very easily.

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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Instead of bending the freezer, how about adding a small wood and foam extension? You can move the door forward a few inches to fit two kegs.

Look in the gallery, I think there are some pics of that mod there.

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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shooter the 4.6 has the smaller freon tubes that are the right and the temp control on the left is this the one you have (see link)

http://www.kenmore.com/shc/s/p_10154...+Refrigerators

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
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You can carefully bend the freezer compartment tubes to a safe position. I did it with a Magic Chef 3.6cf fridge and put a 2x12 cuff on the front. Look on the right side past the wood cuff. You can see the freezer shelf was straightend and bend downward along the right side wall. I tried not to bend the main tube coming out the back of the fridge. Otherwise it straightned easily and works lika a champ.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:49 PM   #7
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hmm i have never seen anybody bend it that way how hard was it to bend without crimping the lines?

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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Mine had a longer tube...

I was also very wary when I did it. Actually I took the shelf off the snaps on the top "just to look closer" and the shelf almost bent down on its own. I used very little force and took my time (small bend - wait a bit, then try a small bend again).

I wish you luck ...

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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hmm i have never seen anybody bend it that way how hard was it to bend without crimping the lines?
If you look closely at the chiller 'tab', you can see the slightly wavy areas where it was bent to form a wide 'u' shape. Let everything get warm and make sure all retention points are unscrewed/removed. Slowly bend the plate into a flat shape (or as flat as you can get it). I left the thermostat in the fridge because I may re-use it as a regular fridge or turn it into a ferm chamber when I build a keezer.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #10
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Is there cooling lines in the top of the kenmore?



 
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