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Old 09-15-2007, 07:36 PM   #15
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My favorite repair, the time-honored Sledgehammer Method.
So, do you think it just needed a technical tap, or did you frighten it into working again?
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Spare the rod, spoil the food

Terry, it was alot more than a technical tap, more of a trashing.

It sure got the message across!
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Field fridge repair update

Now that warm weather is around the corner (hang in there folks, it's coming)

I thought this might be the right time to follow-up on my coolness status.

6 months after the fridge beating incident my fridge continues to perform better than ever.

1. With out the flue exhaust fan on
2. With out the internal fin fan.(thank you John HD)

The setting remains on 2-3 and the fridge (which I was on the verge of replacement) keeps a cool 33 degrees.

Not to rub it in, ambient temp is currently, 83 degrees.

So Hoist a frosty one ,

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Hey Michael,

Sounds like you had the early signs of that all too common disease 'Dometicus Arterio-sclerosis'. By beating on your poor fridge (after all, it was sitting there a defensless captive!!!!! ) you effectively got the same result as removal and 'burping' has accomplished for others.

It probably dislodged a partial blockage in the boiler section that allowed the unit to run full-bore again.

Glad it works now!
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Hey Michael,

Sounds like you had the early signs of that all too common disease 'Dometicus Arterio-sclerosis'. By beating on your poor fridge (after all, it was sitting there a defensless captive!!!!! ) you effectively got the same result as removal and 'burping' has accomplished for others.

It probably dislodged a partial blockage in the boiler section that allowed the unit to run full-bore again.

Glad it works now!
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Lewster was invaluable, with many PM's behind the scenes as well as express parts.

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Michael/Lew,
Would hickory work as well as mesquite?
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Michael/Lew,
Would hickory work as well as mesquite?
Cosmotini,

I may be going out on a limb here, but I think hickory would do just fine.


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I may be going out on a limb here, but I think hickory would do just fine.

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It looks like you're "branching" into a new career. Would what you did be considered Dometic violence?
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Either hickory or mesquite would have the added benifit of adding flazor to the steaks you've kept in the firdge A rubber mallot...not so much...

I like your style
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Would hickory work as well as mesquite?
I can't give you a definitive on this one........I'll have to check the 'manual'
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