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Problem with frig

The freean came all out of my frig...how can I fix it...and put freean in it again

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  • gpereyra Nov 15, 2008

    thank you for writing back...the model is two door kitchenaid about 3 years old and what happen was that I was trying to connect to water and a copper wire broke in half and a cool compressed air come out...



    thank you

    jesus

  • gpereyra Nov 15, 2008

    can you tell me if I had a friend ac guy help me how would I know how much freon to put...and can I just go to home depot and buy a filter dryer and what is it by the way..thanks and yes your helping me alot...



    jesus

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What makes you think the freon came out? How old is it? What is the model#? You need specialty tools in order to put freon back in, and you must use the correct amount.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    Krames Nov 15, 2008

    That is not good. The fridge will need to have the tube repaired, then a valve brazed on and a new filter dryer, then recharged, this will cost approx 150 -300 $ depending on the servicer. Hope this helps.

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    Krames Nov 15, 2008

    The tube you broke is a capillary tube a metering tube for cooling,  the dryer captures any moisture and impurities in the system so not to damage the compressor or plug the capillary tube this cannot be picked up at Home Depot it must be picked up at a refrigeration parts site, and the system uses r134a if your ac is proficient he should be able to repair this no problem, the amount of freon neede is on the model # tag.

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