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The question involves the hermetically sealed compressor Embraco EGY80HLP. The external electrical connector failed and was replaced. The old connectors were fuzed to the compressor pins and I had to file down and bend into shape the pins on the housing of the compressor before installing the new electrical switch. i presume I cracked the epoxy which sealed the compressor where the electrical pins protrude through the compressor wall. The freezer/fridge has lost its coolant and no longer holds a charge. Instead of replacing the compressor, I thought maybe getting some JB Weld and apply to the existing epoxy to seal it, followed by a recharge of the compressor coolant. Any idea whether this easy fix will work or am I wasting my time?
ANSWER Hello Mike,
You would not want to try to JB weld the contact back. This would do absolutely no good due to pressure that builds in the system would cause it to leak again. YOu would want to replace the compressor.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 24, 2013