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    Default LBWC-42SD Avantgarde Bar Fridges

    Model Number: LBWC-42SD
    Brand: other
    Age: 1-5 years

    Hi everyone. I have 3 bar/wine fridges that came with my house when I moved in a year ago. One wasn't cooling from day 1 and the other 2 have seemed to go downhill over time as well.

    They are all avantgarde which seem to be very pricey with little documentation available. I've confirmed the compressors and fans are running .and I get a little frost on the cooling coil inside the one fridge but only the section with frost feels cool. I fear that all are starting to lose their charge but that seems coincidental. Anyone have any insight? I'm pretty handy and am considering trying a recharge myself.

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    Default Evaporator coil question

    This is a follow up question to my earlier post about my avantgarde bar fridge. I've left them running all weekend and one of them has cooled but not reached the target temp. Only the first 6" of the evaporator coil has frost and the rest is not cold. Is this a sign of a low refrigerant charge?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmichel View Post
    Only the first 6" of the evaporator coil has frost and the rest is not cold.
    A partial frost pattern can be caused by a refrigerant leak, partial system restriction, or an inefficient compressor. The only way to diagnose the exact problem is by connecting a set of refrigeration gauges to the system.


    Most common is a refrigerant leak
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