My salon bench frig/freezer seems to have “retired.” Luckily we where
eating our way to the bottom of the freezer for cleaning when this occurred so we
were able to relocate the little remaining perishable food to the other box..
I am looking at replacing the compressor unit with the Frigoboat AV 35F
(part# E50025X) see at the link: http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/product/280/
are currently in St Thomas USVI. Our next stop is St. Maarten followed by
island hopping to Martinique . If anyone has any advice on replacement before I
commit to the purchase, I am all ears.
for the techies: I am pretty sure the compressor is the part that has
failed as it blows the 7.5amp fuse on the freezer control box under the seat.
The fuse does not blow if the compressor is disconnected. The
compressor windings are not shorted, reading 4.8 ohms each and open with
respect to the compressor housing. According to the manufacturer this is
higher resistance than normal. Fuse blows instantly when
power is applied. With compressor out of the circuit, the fuse does not
blow and after 2 seconds the cooling fan starts. The current unit I
believe is original to the boat, and is a Frigoboat AV24.
Annie, SM 37
Bay , Water Island USVI