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Old 09-27-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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The manual that came with the fridge says that the fridge should be within 3degrees thisway and 6degrees thatway of level. I can understand this when running on propane, but does it matter when running on electric???
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The manual that came with the fridge says that the fridge should be within 3degrees thisway and 6degrees thatway of level. I can understand this when running on propane, but does it matter when running on electric???
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For what it's worth when we set up we use a bubble level in the Ref and as long as it's level we are very happy. It's been working great for 3 years on gas or elec. The closer to level the better it works!
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No real difference when running on electric or propane. All that is changed is the heat source. The absorption refrigeration will work the same whether on propane or electric. Usually it will keep the frig slighty cooler when on propane since propane is hotter and provides a higher level driving force.

The refig unit has several vessels and heat exchangers with levels in them. The concentration of the ammonia and water is controlled by the level. If the level is severely off in one vessel, the liquid has to go some where else. This will cause the concentration to go up or down depending on the vessel. The system also has a salt added which will crystallize if it is in the wrong concentrationa and wrong pressure or temperature.

The unit is "critically charged" (fixed volume of ammonia and water) and designed to operate at fixed temperatures. So level is important whether on electric or propane.

You can do a search on the net for ammonia absorption refigeration and find info on the operation or look HERE.

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