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09-20-2015 01:47 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

To the OP:

You said hissing sound.

That is NORMAL. When the unit starts up the refrigerant is being fed through the small lines in the evaporator.

To learn more, go here and ask:

Kollmann Marine
09-20-2015 12:38 PM
deniseO30
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Fleischer View Post
I've been running R134 in my AdlerBarbour unit for years. It came with R12 and I was told I could not use R134 without changing the
evaporator nozzle or some such bull. I mearly bought a few cans of R134 and gave it a try and it works great. I think too many people shoot from the hip on too many subjects. If you are already looking at a big bill, give it a try, what can you loose?
Did you change the oil? you may have lucked out with a newer unit that has compatible oil It would have failed by now.

A few cans? they only hold about 5 oz!
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewc...&context=iracc
09-19-2015 08:13 PM
Don Fleischer
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

I've been running R134 in my AdlerBarbour unit for years. It came with R12 and I was told I could not use R134 without changing the
evaporator nozzle or some such bull. I mearly bought a few cans of R134 and gave it a try and it works great. I think too many people shoot from the hip on too many subjects. If you are already looking at a big bill, give it a try, what can you loose?
07-16-2015 11:24 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark View Post
My Adler /Barbour freezer system I believe has a leak as I am losing the 134a . The problem is we believe
the leak is in an inaccessible area. Is there a technique for fixing the leak? The technician is not very
familiar with the boat system.
You probably have a leak in the line due to chafing on a hard surface, or some salt water has corroded through the thin wall aluminum line. I've brazed small holes, but is only a temporary fix. A new evaporator unit will be cheaper then a refrigerator techs time. Also check the connection between compressor and evaprator fittings..they do come loose...
07-15-2015 11:22 PM
SchockT
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Wow! Talk about dredging up old threads!

There is a product out there that some guys use called "Easy Seal". Some guys swear by it. I prefer to actually find and repair the leak, but I have used it a couple of times in situations where conventional methods were not practical, and the alternative is replacing the unit. In both cases the leak was sealed and the units worked long after.

Easy Seal
07-14-2015 05:53 PM
Mark
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

My Adler /Barbour freezer system I believe has a leak as I am losing the 134a . The problem is we believe
the leak is in an inaccessible area. Is there a technique for fixing the leak? The technician is not very
familiar with the boat system.
11-22-2012 01:01 AM
chef2sail
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Quote:
This would not be a good time to start the discussion on inertia, pendulum, or wave action reciprocating compressors? DeniseO30
Sounda like discussion over my head.
11-20-2012 10:01 PM
SchockT
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Might have a hard time fitting that down in the lazarette!
11-20-2012 09:32 PM
deniseO30
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

Oh! I really love the birdsye maple swing arm LOL
11-20-2012 09:31 PM
deniseO30
Re: Adler Barbour Cold Machine troubleshooting

This would not be a good time to start the discussion on inertia, pendulum, or wave action reciprocating compressors? lmao
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