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Old 06-05-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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Vitrifrigo freezer/fridge freon recharge capability

We had our Cruiseaire AC units recharged recently and because our Vitrifrigo drawer units were not cooling quite enough, we had the man look at recharging that unit as well. He pulled it out and said that the unit is not rechargeable. Does that sound like it makes sense? What kind of $3200 fridge can't be recharged ? I've searched the web but can't find anything. Any ideas out there? Thanks!


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Old 06-05-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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We have a Vitrifrigo on our '86 boat, it's upright with the freezer compartment on top, and it has a charging port.
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:43 AM   #3
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We had our Cruiseaire AC units recharged recently and because our Vitrifrigo drawer units were not cooling quite enough, we had the man look at recharging that unit as well. He pulled it out and said that the unit is not rechargeable. Does that sound like it makes sense? What kind of $3200 fridge can't be recharged ? I've searched the web but can't find anything. Any ideas out there? Thanks!


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I know it's the weekend but I can not help but wonder if a call to Vitrifrigo would not be the best way to answer your question...
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Some of the newer small compressors don't have charging ports...to service a unit...one has to be added and is discussed in the manual.
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Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.


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Old 06-06-2016, 07:34 AM   #6
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The only hassle with charging a Danfoss system is good skills are required.

The entire system holds a tiny charge , so after evacuation is is difficult to measure such a small amount.

If the service guy comes with a fisherman spring scale and a bottle of freon,dont bother.

If he comes with an electronic scale , welcome a pro aboard..
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The only hassle with charging a Danfoss system is good skills are required.

The entire system holds a tiny charge , so after evacuation is is difficult to measure such a small amount.

If the service guy comes with a fisherman spring scale and a bottle of freon,dont bother.

If he comes with an electronic scale , welcome a pro aboard..
Yup. Our Danfoss BD50F compressor on our freezer, the charge is 4.5 oz of 134A.
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