Edgestar Fridge Modifications Thread

4x4junkie

Explorer
No, the refrigerant line runs right in front of where you would take the fan out (nor will it fit above the compressor to get it out). It's "jailed" in there, if you will.

That said, I've never noticed the fan as loud on mine (the compressor itself is at least as loud, which isn't very loud at all).
 

theksmith

Explorer
That said, I've never noticed the fan as loud on mine (the compressor itself is at least as loud, which isn't very loud at all).
i'll agree, my 43QT, even with the jeep off is barely audible. i can hear the compressor kick on and then a little hum type noise afterwards, and i don't hear the fan at all really.
 

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LifeOverland

Adventurer
I wanted to update this thread with my experience.
I was lucky enough to check the scratch and dent site (a few times a day) and pick up an FP 630 a few weeks ago.
I haven't had much time to mess around with it, but did plug it in (110V AC) and it cooled down nice and quick. Only thing is, it only cooled that one time. After that it has stayed at about 64F. I talked to Edgestar service and to compact appliance who was finally able to refund my money for the defective unit. Almost lost out due to not having a serial number! Well, should have the money in 3 days.
I have a little 12V fridge knowledge from my sailboat fridge so I hooked my gauges up and sure enough, no refrigerant. Added a little to get it up to the required 6-8psi while the compressor is running and voila, cooling like a champ.
I obviously got a unit with a leak or just low refrigerant. There is a self-piercing service valve on this unit that is not present from the manufacturer. I'll be monitoring the gauges for a while to see how bad of a leak.





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On a recent death valley trip, my edge star quit keeping stuff cold. It probably has a leak. I've had it constantly running for about 2.5 years. Time for a National Luna or ARB.
 

LBPtaco

Rendezvous Conspiracy
My edgestar has also stopped cooling. Ive had it for about 5 years now, so I guess I got my moneys worth? I'm guessing its time for an ARB, unless anyone knows how to get the compressor running again? The fan works, but the compressor wont kick on...
 

HenryJ

Expedition Leader
My edgestar has also stopped cooling. Ive had it for about 5 years now, so I guess I got my moneys worth? I'm guessing its time for an ARB, unless anyone knows how to get the compressor running again? The fan works, but the compressor wont kick on...
Might have to check it for a refrigerant leak. Easy fix and recharge hopefully.
 

KK6POV

Adventurer
Thought you guys might like to see my sweet hold downs and custom sewn (ignore the crappy sew job in the pic it was a prototype) hold down straps, I built the shelf too in the back of my tacoma, it uses the same bolts holes as the seat you want one? I can make more. I am kind of trying to get a low key/ neighborhood fabrication outfit goin' We could make more hold downs too.
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KK6POV

Adventurer
How does 30 for the pair sound? I just primed and painted them that prob wouldn't hold up to turnbuckles, that was my original plan but I liked the straps better and I mad those from existing parts I had. Turnbuckles were pricey for closed body ones.
 
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