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Title: Refrigerator with variable capacity compressor and cycle priming action through capacity control and associated methods

A refrigerator appliance (and associated method) that includes a condenser, evaporator and a multi-capacity compressor. The appliance also includes a pressure reducing device arranged within an evaporator-condenser refrigerant circuit, and a valve system for directing or restricting refrigerant flow through the device. The appliance further includes a controller for operating the compressor upon the initiation of a compressor ON-cycle at a priming capacity above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1243050
Report Number(s):
9,285,161
13/400,876
DOE Contract Number:
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 21
Research Org:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING