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Title: Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration

A refrigerator appliance including a multi-capacity compressor and a refrigerant circuit with two conduits and pressure reducing devices arranged in parallel between an evaporator and a condenser. Refrigerant can flow through one, both or none of the conduits and pressure reducing devices. The appliance also has a heat exchanger in contact with either one pressure reducing device, or one conduit between the pressure reducing device and the valve system. The appliance also includes a controller for priming the compressor above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration at the beginning of an ON-cycle.
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Whirlpool Corporation DOEEE
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Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 21
Research Org:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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