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Would leaving a refrigerator door open cause freon to escape into the air or into the refrigerator itself? Thanks

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No.  Refrigerant gas...Freon is one brand...is in a sealed system which is never open to the air.

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My side by side Kenmore elite refrigerator is extremely hot on the bar which runs between the refrigerator and the freezer.


This is a common problem when the compressor is beginning to go out.
The freon high side tube from the compressor runs between the doors on its way to the
Evaporator (cold coils)
When every thing is normal the line is suppose to reduce the amt of moisture at the doors
but when the freon is restricted (whether in the condensor or capillary tube) its not normal
any more. It begins to build up high head pressure thus the extra heat between the doors.
The most common cause of this high head pressure is restricted flow of the freon thus causing the compressor
to pump against the restriction thus building up high heat.
The most common cause of restriction is caused by the insulation on the motor wire windings inside the compressor breaking off and traveling with the freon to the capillary tube
(very small opening) and restricting the flow thus causing the compressor to work much harder thus
causing more heat at the doors and compressor.
Not much you can do about that
Compressor failure is imminent!
Its possible that the back has been removed from the ref thus causing the problem
Also check condensor fan to see if it is running and clean condensor coils if they are dirty
Good Luck!
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WHY IS ICE BUILDING IN THE AREA WHERE ICE EXITS MACHINE (BOTTOM) & INSIDE DOOR EXIT? THEREFORE, INTERFERING OPENING THE DOOR. I HAVE REMOVED SEVERAL TIMES & IT HAPPENS AGAIN?


this ice is coming from the air after you open the door of your ref.the cold air goes down and the hot air enter to your ref. the hot air is highly on humidity that cause of building of an ice. try to fix your door maybe the doorgasket isnot align that has leakage of cold air on your ref . avoid too much door openings. or try to defrost your ref. weekly.

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Top half of fridge not cold


Hello,
If your refrigerator cooling doesn't seem to be working well, and you have no idea what to look for in troubleshooting your problem, there are some things you can do to try to figure out your problem without paying a serviceman to come into your home. Freezing
Most new refrigerators come with automatic defrosters. Although this is a standard feature the drain hole in the defrosting assembly can get clogged with debris, lime, or even ice. If this happens the defrost will not work and there will be a build-up of ice in your freezer that begins to block the freon from flowing properly and causing heat to react improperly and cause your refrigerator to stop cooling. Freon
Freon systems in a refrigerator are closed systems but on occasion you may need a recharge. Refrigerators use R-134a freon, just like in an automobile. The old R-12 freon is no longer available, so if you have an older model of refrigerator you will not be able to obtain the freon, and it will be recommended that you replace that refrigerator. Seals
The seals that are on the door of the refrigerator and freezer can dry rot with time. When you begin to see the seals cracking or warping, if your refrigerator opens more easily than before, or if you see the the door does not close fully without pushing on the door then the gaskets around the doors will need to be replaced. They are held in place by clips and the replacement is an easy fix. Holes in Lines
Let's face it, many people find ice in their freezer or the back of their refrigerator and will try some self-help without knowledge. They will grab a knife or fork and start chipping away at the ice. This is extremely dangerous. There is a great risk of puncturing a hole in the freon lines by stabbing at the ice. Since freon has the purpose of cooling most ice collects the thickest on the inside of the walls with the freon lines right behind the plastics. A better method of removing the ice is to empty your refrigerator, turn it off and leave the door open. If you want to speed up the process you can turn on a blow dryer and aim it at the edges of the ice. If you aim at the edges you will warm up the ice and create warm water which will flow down and help to separate the ice panel from the wall. Uneven Refrigerator
If a refrigerator is not even on the floor it may not close properly. Rock your refrigerator and see if it seems to topple from one foot to another. The feet on a refrigerator can be adjusted by screwing in or out and leveling each foot individually until they are all even. Non-Problem Warming
If your home is hot your refrigerator will work harder. If you put a lot of food in your refrigerator and freezer, your coolant will have to work harder, and it will seem to take longer to cool. It is just that there is a lot of food that is trying to freeze or maintain cool temperatures.
I hope this will help in solving the problem....

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It went into self protection mode. Just leave it closed and when the compressor cools down enough, it will start. Once the ref starts to cool, the lights and such will come back on.

All of this assumes that no failure was caused by the long run times when the door was open

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Hi, absolutely there's refrigerant (freon) leak check your condenser and evap. for rupture (broken lines) also check for oil, presence of oil means, refrigerant (freon) leak, plug ref, and listen, for hissing sound inside and outside of ref. try to locate leak, or call mechanic, repair leak, change filter drier and recharge, if your evap punctured, you should immediately disconnect ref, and dry all water from evap, prevent water from entering system, could damage compressor, or if water get into compressor, you will have to change compressor oil. yes, you surely have a refrigerant (freon) leak.good luck.

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the pressure inside the box is pussing the other door open and what you need to do is tilt your refrig back until the door will close by itself and that will be as far as you need to go back with it ,,,, it's normal for it to happen and a frig should always have a little tilt / larryyb

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leaving for 6 hours should be ok. reason is nothing to do with freon (not used nowadays anyway) but because there is oil in the compressor and if has been tilted a lot, the oil can get up the high pressure pipework and cause a blockage

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that means your ref.is not functioning,simple just show to the doctor of refrigeration or technician and he will tell you the exact problem hehe okey.so many cause maybe not functioning hermetic compressor,no freon gas cause of leak,or the wiring is cut by rat..

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