A Rare First (Reach-in freezer)
I'm sure most of you are aware what a PITA refrigeration can be. At times it seems the insidious master of refers has a plan to screw you just at the wrong time.
Upon entering the kitchen first thing in the morning, I noticed a puddle in front of the reach-in freezer. I noticed the door was slightly ajar and closed it, thinking it was just some melt-age. Few hours later the Sous comes in and says, "Jefe, freezer's not working". "Darn!" (not what I really said).
Long story short........The compressor was hot as hell and seized-up. On a wing and a prayer I decided to keep it unplugged until the next morning in hopes of it working after it thoroughly cooled down. Typically I'd be looking at a new compressor and install, $1400ish, right out of my pocket. (That's good knife money)
The next morning I plugged it in and damned if she didn't start running. It's been running perfect for three days now.
It made me think about all those "burnt out" compressors I've replaced over the years.
When your refrigeration breaks down you have to spend knife money to fix it. When you spend knife money it makes you sad. When you are sad you drink too much. When you drink too much your wife leaves you. When your wife leaves you there is no one to clean your house. When no one cleans your house, you move to a fancy hotel where they clean, cook and do your laundry. When you live in a fancy hotel you go broke. When you go broke, you go homeless. When you go homeless, you live in a refrigerator box.
The moral of the story is if you don't maintain the evil beasts they will own you.