1. Welcome to Hvacproforums, an interactive community exclusively for HVAC professionals. The collective years of HVAC experience and the knowledge our forum members share make this an invaluable resource for those in the HVAC industry. We have a lot of fun, but make no mistake, we are pros. Hvacproforums is self supporting ...there are NO advertisers here. Do-it-yourselfers and Homeowners are encouraged to seek information elsewhere. Those involved in the HVAC industry are urged to register. its 100% free and easy, Once registered you will have access to the technical forums, Be sure to click over to the new members forum and introduce yourself after registering!

Self contained

Discussion in 'Refrigeration' started by 22blood, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

    Messages:
    1,756
    We'll get a call mid day for a self contained refer not working. It gets scheduled the next morning and customer unpluggs the unit.

    Being unplugged for over 12 hours,
    This makes troubleshooting kind of difficult not having symptoms... ice patterns on evap, compressor trying to start or off on thermal. Kind of a waiting game to stare at it.
    Anyway my boss says its to protect the compressor but being a small unit if a $150 compressor goes out as a casualty thats how it goes.
    We have enough guys to go look at it when its called in so i dont get it
     
  2. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    On the other hand,

    You could be us

    Where our dispatcher will send us to work on a drawer cooler with a grill sitting on top, at 11:45

    So we can arrive right at the busiest time and be in the way. And get stepped on and cussed at.
     
  3. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

    Messages:
    1,756
    Been there. You have to learn how to roll into a ball
     
  4. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

    Messages:
    8,043
    Location:
    LAX
    I can't think of any self contained I like less than drawer coolers.
     
    coldsnap likes this.
  5. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

    Messages:
    1,756
    If ice stops a fan blade and shuts things down, how the heck would you ever know
     
  6. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

    Messages:
    1,756
    Bottle coolers come close, welding a captube can be insane
     
    Chuck and mike1020 like this.
  7. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    Even if it’s something straightforward like low on gas or restricted, you’re gonna be sitting there waiting a while for it to pull down before you can really diagnose.
     
  8. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    Yep. A lot of back bar stuff can be worse than the kitchen stuff.
     
    Rather B Riding likes this.
  9. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

    Messages:
    8,043
    Location:
    LAX
    Only bottle cooler I’ve worked on had a plugged cap tube. Someone else had to go change it since I had to go down to the pig the next day.
     
    22blood and mike1020 like this.
  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    I just had to change a crap tube on a bottle cooler.

    It was a royal pain in the ass.

    Also had to change oil in the compressor and flush the condenser.

    It was a royal pain in the ass.
     
    22blood likes this.
  11. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

    Messages:
    1,756
    It can be a blind weld.
    I find a lot of leaks on the linset coil with those units
     
  12. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

    Messages:
    616
    This is why I moved to a company that doesn't do refrigeration only problem is any refer call goes to me. Lol It's not a lot but I still work on them even though I was told "we don't do refrigeration"
     
  13. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

    Messages:
    616
    I thought I drank those memories away but you just brought them back. I think I need a drink.
     
  14. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

    Messages:
    22,813
    Location:
    Victoria, Texas
    How did you do that???
     
  15. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

    Messages:
    1,944
    Traulsen drawer unit with the pull out condenser unit is my least favorite.
    Seen some small name stuff with those all plastic barrel shaped evaporators with no fins come close to Traulsens suckiness
     
  16. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    It’s real nice on the Traulsens where you take the back off to get at the evaporator.

    Beats crawling inside.
     
  17. knave

    knave Undeterred

    Messages:
    8,324
    Location:
    NWWI
    But but why are we crawling behind a 1 year old Traulsen that’s iced up?

    Oh yes, the evap sensor went bad so the fan won’t come on but the compressor stays running. Duhhhh
     
    mike1020 likes this.
  18. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

    Messages:
    18,545
    Location:
    on the roof of target
    NO

    I crawled behind the Traulsen when it was one year old and changed the sensor.

    Then you came and crawled behind it when it was two years old and the sensor had went bad again.
     
    knave likes this.
  19. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

    Messages:
    1,944
    There's not much you can do from the back.

    It's tough to work on that package sitting on a bench at eye level even.