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Unit is not cooling. May need freon. Cannot find the inlet to add freon in. Need manual for this model 17rg -1.4-serial number 71030309-year-87.

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Only reason refrigerent may be needed is that there is a leak so adding more will achieve nothing. unlikely to be needed. i assume compressor is running. probable causes of no cooling are compressor fault or a blockage in the pipe sysyem. not diy

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