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R134 pressure What should the high and low side pressure be?

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    i need figure out how much pressure gauge for high and low for my whirlpool two side refrigerator

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Do not try to maesure high side pressure - no need.
low side pressure should be about zero ie ambient pressure of the air around us.
if in a partial vacuum, indicates a blockage in sealed system or short of gas.
if pressure well above zero, indicates compressor failure

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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How to add freon to a refrigerator by urself.


You don't need brazing skill or brazing tools to add freon to a refrigerator. And you don't need license to buy it's freon because all refrigerators now a days use R134.
First you will need a line tap which is available at most ac supply. Then you will need a retro fit adapter. available at most auto parts or where they sell automotive ac accessories. Then the freon and charging hose for R134. You would do it as if you are charging an old car with R134. Note that you should use the charging hose with the gauge. If you are handy it is a piece of cake.
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What is the high and low side pressures on the 134A compressor of my amana side by side refrigerator / freezer?


Good day,
The low side (suction pressure) is pretty nominal at 2 to 4 lbs.
The high side should range from 120 to about 14 lbs. depending on load and ambient temperature.
This would be after 15 minutes running time. Doors closed. Rear panel on as well as can be attached with gauge hoses protruding.

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With compressor running, low side pressure starts out about 15 psi then goes to a little below zero. i have added r134 freon until low side reached 10 to 12 psi. pressure stays there for a while then goes...


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I have a kenmore side by side refridgerator and to make a long story short I am not sure what the low side pressure needs to be when running


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