Refrigerator repair requires a few specialized equipments which together assist the technicians to carry out the repair work efficiently and legally. Every work of high volume demands tools of high quality and efficiency which further pays through durability. Every technician indulging in refrigerator repair needs to be equipped with adequate tools essential to carry out any kind of such repair.
Thermometer: thermometer is a vital trouble shooting equipment which can read -30 to 120 degree Fahrenheit in a couple of seconds thereby, confirming the temperature of evaporator coil, condensing unit and refrigerator cabinet. They are very cheap and cost around $6. They are easy to read because of presence of easy dial and pocket clip which is also convenient to read. Another instrument is multimeter which is used to measure voltage, current and resistance on electric components of the refrigerator. They are best when they are of light weight and compact in size.
Leak detector: There are various portable leak detection tools which possess feature of one hand function. They can detect HCFC, CFC and HFC. Try to get one which is capable of entering tight places. They cost around $175 each.
Unit to recover refrigerant captures CFC refrigerants to protect environment and to comply with laws. You should get one which can handle many refrigerants and is capable to recover liquid and vapor. It comprises of one good feature as safety which is shutoff valve. They are relatively costly.
Welding kit includes sweating and brazing pipes, soldering equipments with oxygen and tanks of acetylene in order to weld copper, aluminum, brass and steel encountered while refrigerator repair. Another tool is gauges which adds and removes refrigerant, verifies operation pressure and necessitates various other functions. Vacuum pump is also required to remove moisture from refrigeration unit. Non-specialized tools other than those stated above are also required like flashlight, cord, pliers and wrench. Thus, with these tools you can initiate refrigerator repair.