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I was vacumming the coils under my whilpool side by side when I believe I heard a faint whistle along with a odorless thin white smoke that stayed low to the ground. The compressor is hot to the touch, yet the freezer is holding at 0. The center dividing wall where both doors meet and seal side by side is hot to the touch. All tubing is hat or warm as well. The back is cold though and the air flow is cold. Did I puncture the coil and have a R134 leak? Should I shut down the unit?

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  • mark_a_andre Dec 30, 2008

    WOW! Did I ever luck out! I shut the unit down and inspected the coil, looking for any sign of leak and found nothing. I finished up the cleaning and started it back up. Apparently the sound I heard was something in the Shop-Vac hose and the smoke simply dust kicking out from the fan in the back. Thanks for all your help!!!

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Yes it sound like you did puncture the refrigerant line to your unit, if you have a sorae refrigerator I would proceide in relocating the stuff and call a service company out to repair the leak.

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