Thread Number: 78481  /  Tag: Refrigerators
1966 Westinghouse Refrigerator Compressor
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Post# 1024993   2/18/2019 at 08:14 by matteom (Cleveland)        

I have a 1966 Westinghouse refrigerator that needs a compressor and looking for any suggestions you might have. See pics below, this is a heat pump compressor if that helps with more info. I'm going to have to junk it if I don't find one and it is in great condition. Any help with sources to find a replacement is appreciated.

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Post# 1024997 , Reply# 1   2/18/2019 at 09:51 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
1966 WH ref compressor problem

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Hi, what is wrong with your compressor ?, most often on these compressors the relay-overload package was faulty, it can be easily replaced with a modern ROL kit.

If the compressor is actually bad a regular R-12 1/4 [ 700-800 BTUs ] HP compressor can be substituted, it will take a little skill to mount and transfer the hot gas valve to the new compressor.

I would suggest consulting with either Bob, of Bobs appliance 216-521-9353 or Eugene of Lorain furniture and appliance on Lorain ave in Cleveland if you need any help with this project.

John L.

Post# 1025031 , Reply# 2   2/18/2019 at 16:40 by matteom (Cleveland)        

John, thank you. Do these guys do repair as well?

Post# 1025054 , Reply# 3   2/18/2019 at 20:54 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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You are welcome, yes they are both in that business.

Post# 1025084 , Reply# 4   2/19/2019 at 06:21 by matteom (Cleveland)        

Thanks again, I'll call Bob today. I'm pretty sure it's the compressor. I had someone look at it and confirmed but he isn't familiar with what could replace this compressor and I think I need more of an expert with vintage appliances.

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