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Post# 701931   9/8/2013 at 07:26 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

I just got a amana radarange from a guy and he offered me what i assume is a deep freezer.
He just wants it gone. The walls are nearly six inchs thick. What do you guys think

Post# 701932 , Reply# 1   9/8/2013 at 07:31 (2,635 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I think it's HEAVY!

Post# 701933 , Reply# 2   9/8/2013 at 07:41 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Not as bad as you whould think with six inch thick foam walls it really cut down the weight
Still i whould say 200 pounds

Post# 701945 , Reply# 3   9/8/2013 at 09:10 (2,635 days old) by rockland1 ()        
Older Amana Freezer

I really doubt a model of this age has foam insulation.

Post# 701947 , Reply# 4   9/8/2013 at 09:14 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

What should it have then what ever it had
The walls were thick

Post# 701950 , Reply# 5   9/8/2013 at 09:30 (2,635 days old) by Travis ()        

That's likely got some wood framing and some cork type insulation. That's really cool. I am glad it's not in my area or my friends would be mad.

Post# 701972 , Reply# 6   9/8/2013 at 11:16 (2,635 days old) by rockland1 ()        
Amana Freezer

Models I have seen that are similar had fiberglass bats. Does anyone know how old this is?

Post# 701976 , Reply# 7   9/8/2013 at 11:39 (2,635 days old) by Travis ()        

The oldest I could find on line was 1951 and that is older, 1940's.

Post# 701982 , Reply# 8   9/8/2013 at 11:51 (2,635 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Um, No.

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That thing weighs what a small car does, I'll bet.

I would thank the nice man and tell him you just aren't needing anything like that.

Your back will thank you.

Post# 701983 , Reply# 9   9/8/2013 at 11:52 (2,635 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'm also betting it's in the basement....

Post# 701991 , Reply# 10   9/8/2013 at 12:00 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Of course its in the basment. I dont know what i will do it is very large just very cool

Post# 701992 , Reply# 11   9/8/2013 at 12:01 (2,635 days old) by Travis ()        

I often wonder if men were stronger in the 1930's-1950's. I mean, someone moved it there, it ought to be able to get removed.

No guts, no really cool vintage appliances!

Post# 701995 , Reply# 12   9/8/2013 at 12:06 (2,635 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Well, as you know, Travis, gravity can be your friend, especially when you need something large to go down the stairs. However, coming back up said stairs.....

Post# 701999 , Reply# 13   9/8/2013 at 12:23 (2,635 days old) by Travis ()        


Please save the freezer. You're young and your back is strong. I am rooting for ya. It will make the Radarange seem easy.

Post# 702000 , Reply# 14   9/8/2013 at 12:23 (2,635 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Judging by the style I would say late 30's-early 40's. I wonder if it even uses freon?

Post# 702020 , Reply# 15   9/8/2013 at 13:33 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Weight im not too worried about its the size of getting it out basment stairwell

Post# 702093 , Reply# 16   9/8/2013 at 18:30 (2,635 days old) by whirlaway (Hampton Virginia)        
Looks alot Like A Frigidaire

The door handle and hinges look exactly like my 1930 Frigidaire.I personally would luv to have a freezer like that. Bobby

Post# 702094 , Reply# 17   9/8/2013 at 18:32 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Well if i cant get it
It is in lima oh if any body is bye there

Post# 702120 , Reply# 18   9/8/2013 at 19:26 (2,635 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Old Upright Freezer

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It will likely have some sort of fiberglass insulation, if you are going to move this freezer remove the door and door strike and it should come through fine unless someone put in smaller doors.


It is very cool and these early freezers do not use as much power as the ones that came later in the 1960s-the 1970s, but if it does not work it might be difficult to fix, many older Amana freezers used R-22 instead of the usual R-12 that almost all refs and freezers used, if it is an R-22 machine and you need a new compressor R-22 compressors are hard to find for residential refrigeration.

Post# 702123 , Reply# 19   9/8/2013 at 19:34 (2,635 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        

Compressor works suction line got cold ran it for ten min

Post# 702144 , Reply# 20   9/8/2013 at 21:10 (2,635 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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My friend has a non-working one on his farm. These are definitely big. I would love to have this one that Eric posted but I'm too far away. Amana did not change their style very much from the 1930s to the 1950s - they all look similar except for subtle differences.

Post# 1093691 , Reply# 21   10/19/2020 at 08:11 by Lstone900 (Marengo)        
Did you get the old Amana freezer out of the basement?

I know this thread is really old BUT I was wondering if you took the freezer home and if so what you have learned about it. I have the same freezer and am needing information on getting a compressor for it! Cant wait to hear what you have to say. Thanks!!

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