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Old 03-27-2007, 06:54 PM   #15
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Have also heard tell that a/c & refrigeration compressor internals are immersed in oil. If a compressor is inverted it is best to allow some time for oil to return to sump, otherwise you risk toasting a new compressor.

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Old 05-07-2007, 09:34 AM   #16
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I realize I'm a month or so behind the story line here, but... my story on fridges.

My Amana gave up the ghost, and since I had the 5 yr. extended warranty, the authorized dealer decided to work on it. After working on it in the coach (floor covered)they found that the compressor was bad. A new compressor came and they soldered it in. Alas, this compressor was bad (brand new), or so their service man said. Another few days, another new compressor, to find out that the cooling coils are enclosed in the back of the fridge, and are clogged. Cannot save the fridge. Warranty covered a new fridge. Amana's inherited company says they don't make Amanas any longer. (I found out this was flat out wrong, later) After a full pay out for the Amana, I located a Figidaire unit approx the same size, but was 26.1 cu ft instead of the 22 of the Amana.
To end this saga, 1 week later, the window behind the co-pilot seat out; out goes the Amana; Frigidaire in the window and installed; window back (labor=$130) and weatherized, and $500 left over from what I got for the Amana, and the price of the Frigidaire.

It felt pretty good. Now, several months later, it works ever as good as the Amana did.

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Old 07-27-2007, 06:26 AM   #17
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Our 4 year old Amana residential refrigerator quit last week. After testing I found the compressor had shorted to ground internally. Luckily with this Amana refrigerator it has a 5 year parts and labor and 10 years parts only warranty. For repair I used "A&E Factory Services" and the technician was able to replace and charge the compressor in the coach (A&E is available all across the nation and I would highly recommend them). My cost was $0 if it was out of warranty it would have been $300 for the compressor and $300 labor.

The technician told me the Tecumseh brand compressor originally installed in our refrigerator is known for having a high failure rate and he has replace many.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:16 PM   #18
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The water and ice control board in our Amanna residential has been replaced twice by A & E under the original warranty. They offered us an extended warranty for $80 a year and we took it. Just last week it failed again. I will have to check on the inverter we have in our coach. If it is not a true sine wave I also wonder about the rest of the electronics in the coach. If it is I will have to figure out what is causing the problem.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:22 AM   #19
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I thought this problem went away a long time ago. When my 03 coach was new, there was a resistor on the circuit board that would get so hot it would char the board. I had Amana replace the circuit board twice. WRV installed a 3rd board which was supposedly modified for the incompatibility with the modified square wave power from the old inverters. Never had another problem.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:18 AM   #20
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I spoke to Onan and they tell me the "modified Sine Wave" inverter we have (model HJBAA) has caused problems with appliances, refers, dishwashers, etc. in he past, however they relate it to something turning on or off, like the refer compressor and this causes the control board to over heat.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:45 PM   #21
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We have a 2002 coach with the residential refrig, it has been sitting for a year unplugged, we plugged it in last week and it is working great. It has been one of the best things about this coach!

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