Urgent help needed chiller stopped working

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  1. jono

    jono MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    I've just come home to my chiller not working. Its hot which means the compressor not kicking in which means low gas. I have switched it off and put a 1lt coke bottle full of frozen water for the night. The problem im facing is that tomorrow, no one is home, i dont have a fan i can put on it. If i put another frozen water bottle in do you think it will keep it cool for tomorrow? Ill keep the lights off to help as well
     
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    It happened to a friend of mine recently. All the chiller needed was to be opened and the grill and filters properly cleaned so the airflow wasn't impeded. Worked as normal immediately after the clean. I don't know how to fix electrical things without shocking myself so that's the only safe advise I can give...
     
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    heat is fine if the climb is slow, my tank hits 27-28 and no issues at all
     
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    Its sitting at 28 degrees currently. Ill strip and clean in the am as im tired now will this be ok?
     
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    Ok i managed to get it started. I stripped it and hosed off the coils and condenser and dried it put it all back together and it kicked in. Now waiting for the temp to drop then ill say its fixed. Thanks for all the help.
     
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    OK, is the chiller still working this morning?
     
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    it seems to be working as the temp dropped and when I did a test by killing the water flow to the chiller the temp dropped and the chiller switched off so I think its working but I will monitor is going forward.

    I was thinking of upgrading the suction fan to a larger one which will pull a higher volume of air through but just waiting on my uncles response as he manufactures fridges
     
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