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ReFlex Upright Refrigeration Cartridge Removal

Product Group: Refrigeration
Content: ReFlex Upright Refrigeration Cartridge Removal
Issue Date: 1/0/2019
Customer: General
Bulletin No: LAB80196 R
Revision: 1 (Current version of this bulletin)

ReFlex Upright Refrigeration Cartridge Removal

Follow the instructions below to remove the refrigeration cartridge from a ReFlex upright cabinet.

The cartridge is heavy and requires a minimum of two people to lift from the cabinet. Steps or a platform about one metre high are suggested to allow the cartridge to be safely lifted, carried and put down at waist height.

Note: The electronic controller is matched to the cabinet, and must be left with the cabinet when exchanging the cartridge. Replacement spare part cartridges are not supplied with an electronic controller.

important ntice 2

Tools and parts required

Screwdriver - Phillips head | Steps or a platform about one metre high

Cutting pliers or snips       | Cable ties - for refitting cartridge


1. Unplug the cabinet from the power supply, and if necessary, cut the cable tie from the back grille to release the power cord. Note: On Combo models (2 × cartridges), unplug the cabinet from the mains supply, then unplug the cartridge supply from the junction box between the two cartridges.

2. Open the door/s and unscrew the front panel - (Phillips head screwdriver): Two screws on the bottom edge of the panel.

3. Swing the front panel up and tape/restrain safely in place.

4. Photograph wiring setup for future reference when refitting the cartridge.

5. Unplug the electrical cables from the cabinet as detailed (see picture over page). Note: It may be necessary to cut cable ties to access and release cables:

  • Unplug the 4-Pin plugs from the bottom of the electrics box: One red plug (condenser fan), one white plug (evaporator fan), one blue plug (compressor), and one yellow plug (defrost element).
  • White 6-Way plug (probes/door switch) behind controller.
  • White 2-Way plug (door switch) on wiring loom.
  • The controller and electrics box stay with the cabinet, therefore the controller red and blue 4-way plugs (connected to the back of the electrics box) do not need to be unplugged.

6. Move to the back of the cabinet, unscrew and remove the rear grille.

7. Unscrew the cartridge from the top of the cabinet: One screw at the back and one on each side.

8. The cartridge may now be removed from the cabinet.

9. Reverse the steps above to refit the cartridge. When refitting, ensure:

  • IMPORTANT: Ensure plug reconnection is undertaken correctly as operational faults may occur if incorrect. See IMPORTANT box at the top of this page, and refer to previous recommended photograph as reference if required.
  • The evaporator box gasket is in good condition.
  • Wires and cables are clear of the cartridge when moving it.
  • All plugs and cables are re-connected to the correct socket and cable tied back into place.
  • The cartridge is screwed in place.
  • The front cover is screwed into place and rear grille refitted.

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