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Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting
Thanks a ton for your reply! I have a little more info now. Apparently there was a leak and I've been told I have to replace the evaporator unit. Problem is, the fridge dates to 1986 and uses R12 refrigerant, which, as you know, is not legal. So any replacement available will use R134 and not be compatible with the compressor.
A local marine fridge company said I should replace the whole unit Do you see any practical alternative to that?
If not, would you recommend another Adler Barbour unit or a Seafrost BD, which the local company recommended to me?
I have a 1986 Cal 28-2 with a small capacity fridge, around 4 cubic feet, so I don't need anything big. If I do replace the unit, I'd like something efficient I can use on a mooring with minimum drain on the battery. (I have a Honda generator that I run a few hours a day to recharge the battery.)
Any advice would be welcome!