Re: Galley fridge intermittently cooling

Mark Erdos



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From: [] On Behalf Of Sv Garulfo
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:56 PM
To: Amel Yacht owners Group
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley fridge intermittently cooling


Hi all,


Our fridge evaporator seems to be partially and  intermittently cold. And the compressor runs but stops after a while. It had happened recently that the fridge stopped cooling but after a stop and start, i heard a hissing noise near the evaporator and it worked again for a few weeks. 


I searched this forum for contributions and found plenty around refilling the system with cooling gas, amongst other solutions that I will investigate. 

However, I was under the impression that there was a discussion about ice crystals clogging the evaporator circuit and some filter that could be changed. I cannot find that discussion though and may have dreamed it altogether...


Any advice on that front?









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