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Freezer side warm had repairman lookat problem said it had small

Freon leak but said the cost would make it better to buy new one unit is 7 years old wondered if this was correct

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If you went to the back of your refer,to the compressor and held the high side line[smallest tubing leaving the compressor]it should be very hot almust uncomfortable to hold if you have the proper freon charge.this is while its running off course.God bless,tom

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Same thing happened with our fridge. We had a repairman out to look at it. He took the back panel off the rear of the freezer. There was a large block of ice in one corner of the freezer. Repairman said this was indicative of a Freon leak. The condensation was freezing around where the leak was which was why the block of ice was in one corner rather than all over. Repairman said he could refill the Freon but cost 200 dollars. He also said there was no real way to tell how quickly the Freon was escaping so the fix could last 2 years or 2 weeks, there was no way to tell. Repair company came highly recommended from yelp as well as Angie's List with many high marks for honesty. Repairman suggested buying a new fridge (not from them) for 300 bucks rather than a 200 dollar fix with no way to tell how long it would last.

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Hello, I have a Kitchenaid Superba KSRB25FHSS02 side by side refrigerator. It was made in 1999 and came with the house. Two years ago, the compressor went on it and we had it replaced. A couple days ago,...


It's really up to you, to decide whether you want your refrigerator to be fix or replaced and buy a new one. You need to calculate the cost between repair cost and the price of a new refrigerator. Which one is suited your budget plus the convenient of the trouble free unit for many years to come.
Since your refrigerator is about 12 years old already and it's undergo several repair, including the most expensive compressor replacement. I think it's economical to spend for a brand new unit.
New unit have service warranty of about one year, it will take many years before it undergo service repair if you use and treat it with proper care.
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Whirlpool Gold GD5SHAXLQ02- Serial number SP3131657 just stopped cooling. Neither the fridge and freezer seems to be cooling. This unitl is about 7 years old.


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Check
temp. control knobs,
Small fan in freezer
Remove freezer back panel (where the little fan is) and check for iced evaporator coil, if so, unplug unit and use a heat gun or hair dryer to melt ice, make sure the air duct going to the fridge is clear. Once this is done, restart unit.

If evaporator is not covered w/ice, then you may have a freon leak, Call a Service Center to get a repair estimate.

Don't forget to rate this post!! Good Luck

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I have a Performa side by side 7 years old, had a repairman out because it started running constantly...Dx was there is a freon leak. Isn't this uncommon for a fridge that is not THAT old?


It happens alot in my 18+ years i have seen them leak 1 day later to 30 or 40 years later.If it was running and not stoping and freezer and fridge warm or hot it may be a leak if it runs alot and freezer is cold and fridge warm then it is not a freon leak.

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Get it checked out. It should be good for another 7 years or so. A new fridge will cost $900 to $2000 and the quality of many of the new ones is not so good.

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Freezer works but frige dosent get cold enough.


Welcome to fixya richarddl53,

You said, you have a side by side about fifteen years old need to know what type freon to charge it with.

The freon that's used in the old refrigerators is not legal now!
They started using a newer kind of freon years ago that does not deplete the ozone layer.
Yes you are low on freon, but that's because you have a leak somewhere.
And if by chance you could acquire the freon that you need to add into the older model fridge, it will just leak out again shortly!
My opinion is that you should not put good money into bad!
A new refrigerator uses less electricity than a fridge that is ten years old.
And yours uses 10% more than that!
you will see the differents in you utility bill as it will pay for it self in a few years!


I just read this report you may find interesting.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


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