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An refrigeration specialist friend of mine suggests that their are two
points to be observed when purchasing a fridge or a freezer. One is the
place of manufacture but the other is the type and make of compressor
unit. Some, like our 30 year old Kelvinator, will last forever whilst
others, even of the same brand, will not. My friend has assured me that
the cabinet on our Kelvinator will fall apart long before the compressor
unit wears out. I suspect he is right.
BTW, I didn't understand the reasons he gave for one compressor unit
being superior to another, way to technical for me. I'll just simply
seek his advice when purchasing a replacement in the (distant?) future.

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Krypsis

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Yeah, much like water pressure cleaners, the older ones were better
made using brass components vs. the currents ones which mostly use
plastic. The older ones were just plain better made, I suppose.

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Yeah, much like water pressure cleaners, the older ones were better
made using brass components vs. the currents ones which mostly use
plastic. The older ones were just plain better made, I suppose.

Re: OT: Acceptable temps from a chest freezer
On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:51:21 +1000, The Red Krawler

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Sorted out the isssue - dodgy thermometer!

Problem is these days there's such a limited range in chest freezers
available, seeking out a specific size really limits your options.
And not all brands or models are sold down here in Tassie, which
limits it even more.

The F&P is the only one with an internal light, which I have to admit
swayed me a bit, plus the one I chose was heavily discounted -
superceded model I think.

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In my case,if I want an ice maker L&P are the only maker with one less
than 800mm wide which is my available space.

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Err, I discovered the fridge thermometer I'd used must have had a
temporarily stuck dial... :)

Tried another thermometer and the freezer is at about -25░C, so all is
well. The original thermometer now agrees as well... must've jolted
something loose again I guess.

Thanks for the replies.


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Glad you got it sorted.

By the way, why not use a digital thermometer? You can pick up one with
basic logging (max high/max low recording, alarm at specified high/low
temps) for cheap and the single AAA battery will last you for like a
year... which makes a 4 pack of AAA batteries cover the life of a F&P
fridge ;)

I use one that looks very much like this:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Digital-Food-Thermometer-Probe-50-300-C-572-F-Alarm-02-/220964073898?pt=AU_Gadgets&hash=item33727c31aa

... and it works a treat.

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LMFAO !!!


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this:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Digital-Food-Thermometer-Probe-50-300-C-57 ...
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Easiest way of testing a freezer. Place a bottle of Absolute Black in
freezer and leave for 12 hours, remove bottle then cap, take a good long
swig directly from the bottle, based on the results it will give a good
indication of freezer functionality. Reply with results for analysis of
freezer health.

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Re: OT: Acceptable temps from a chest freezer
On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:53:56 +1000, The Red Krawler

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Looks good, especially for the price. I have a similar digital
thermometer for my Waeco, but it doesn't have any temperature alarms
like the one in your link. I might just buy one, thanks.

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