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A freezer that is designed and built to achieve -15°C will never reach -22°C. Check the design parameters.
Quite likely not, you are asking industrial capability of a yacht installation. Best to either add small amounts or ask your supplier to pre-freeze it.
Intact insulation contains the cold inside the box. Condensation outside could be a sign of damaged or aged and deteriorating insulation.
Regular visual checks of the system; look for changes and damage. Take note of fluctuations in temperature, know what is normal. Clean sea-water filters weekly or daily if you are somewhere where you can pick up a lot of debris. Clean air filters monthly.
A professional service will include checking refrigerant pressures. A low-pressure reading can give you an early warning of a leak. Handling refrigerant including checking pressures requires refrigeration training.
The answer to this varies greatly depending on level of use and the quality of the system purchased but expect between 7 and 12 years. A major indicator of needing a whole new system is where one or more major components has failed through age.
A refrigeration system is a closed loop system; it should not ever require topping up. The reasons for low pressure are a new installation that was never charged properly, refrigerant has been lost due to interference or it has a leak. A top up is only legal and helpful in the first two instances. Repair of a leak is best done over 3 days so not the day before charter.
Icing is caused by warm, moist air getting inside. The most common cause of this is frequent opening of the door or leaving the door open.
Another common cause is damaged or badly fitting door seals. Check them for splits and tears or local modifications. There should not be an air gap anywhere on the seal.
Most commonly this is caused by a lack of air or sea-water-cooling. Check filters and flow.
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