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Freezer is not getting cool

How can I put freon in it myself

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Most likely if you have to ask this question it is better you do not try it as it requires that you add a service valve and need 134a service gauges and know how to read the gauges and know how to handle freon as it requires a license to safely handle this chemical.
you should look for other causes for no cooling, as is, is the compressor running? Are the cooling fans running or do you have a defrost problem that is evident by frost showing on the back side of the freezer?

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