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dwhit 10-14-2018 09:38 PM

Extend life of LG compressor:
 
Here's a thought. What if the LG refer WASN'T running during travel. Think compressor life would extend? Maybe the bad roads are killing the compressors?

Bama Rambler 10-15-2018 11:26 AM

That's an interesting thought. It stands to reason that if the motor wasn't running that it may stand rougher treatment than if it's running. I'm not sure how you'd quantify that though.

spock123 10-15-2018 07:31 PM

I have had my Whirlpool residential refrigerator in my Cedar Creek fifth wheel for almost four years, good roads bad roads. A trip to Alaska and back and no problems with my residential refrigerator. I have been on really bad roads.

dwhit 10-16-2018 10:32 AM

I've done considerably more reading on the LG failures. Now I'm kinda thinking it may be waste heat related. Compressor noise, compressor lock, failed welds on the condenser...these issues could be related to high heat raising the pressures to high limits. Looking at the rear panel of the LG unit the intake & exhaust is in the same area. Seeing how some refers are snuggly fitted into a low clearance alcove it would be easy to see how intake and exhaust would loop. If in a more open setting it would be a much lesser possibility for looping. My home GE fridge pulls air from the rear and exhausts out the front. No problem there...



SPOCK123: I don't know how the WHIRLPOOL air is routed so heat buildup may be irrelevant to that brand.


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