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My refridgerator keeps cycling on and off. temperature is50 degrees . where do i put r-134 in on high side at? thanks.

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Frigidaire model frs26r4cq1 is4-5 years old. thanks.

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Hi katdaddy,
Welcome to fixya,

You said,
Your refrigerator keeps cycling on and off. temperature is50 degrees .

This means either you have a leak that must be detected befrore you re establish freon pressure or your thermostat is bad.

What is the model # and age of the refrigerator?

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