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Old 06-24-2006, 07:31 PM   #15
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now it is time to remove the 120volt heater assembly.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:33 PM   #16
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after removing the mounting screws the entire burner assembly can be removed as one unit... gotta love modular design!
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:36 PM   #17
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then i removed the four mounting screws.

two at the top one on the left side and one at the bottom behind the burner.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:41 PM   #18
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out comes the unit!

after removing the tape around the cooling unit head i grabbed a large crow bar!

this is the tricky part, after consulting nu colds web site i found the perfect place to pry the cooling unit out of the reefer!

looks scary but it just popped right out!
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:44 PM   #19
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here is a view of the back side of the box with the unit removed... just a big styrofoam box... an expensive styrofoam box!
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:46 PM   #20
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here is a shot of the old and new side by side...all down hill from here!
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:50 PM   #21
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time for some clean up! first i completely cleaned the interior of the box with clorox clean up, my wife's favorite btw.

and i removed the cooling fins and scraped all the debris off.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:54 PM   #22
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now it is time to start putting it all back together!

this is where the thermal mastic comes in, after cleaning the cooling fins up i spread the mastic on the back and reattached the fins to the new unit.

i used stainless screws of the same size to replace the rusted ones.
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time to ready the box... i used foil tape to repair any areas that were damaged during the removal process. this same tape will be used to seal the cooling head when it goes back in.
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now i layed a bead of silicone on the top and bottom of the opening of the cooling unit per nu cold's instructions. this is important as you want a tight seal for the fridge to cool properly!
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:02 PM   #25
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sorry i don't have a photo of what happened next because it took two hands!

my unsuspecting backyard neighbor bill helped me drop the new cooling unit into place.

he was impressed after i explained what i was up to! lol!
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after reinstalling the four frame mounting screws i started putting all the stuff back on!

first the flue tube. according to nu cold this is the most commonly overlooked part and will not allow the fridge to work properly without it!
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now the bottom plate of the boiler and the 120 volt heater go back on...
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now one of the critical operations!

the burner/brain box goes back on. it is important that the same screws go back in! because using a longer screw here will puncture the tube letting about $529 dollars of ammonia out!!!!!
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