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Unit was leaking at rear coil, sealed the leak but know it needs freon. Can it be added?

Avanti wine cooler needs freon, it takes R134 but I don't know if this can be added? Does anyone know?

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You will need a inline piercing Valve similar to one of these:

http://www.enalt.com/pdf/cdz/componenti/Valvole%20Perforatrici.pdf

This will give you the service port you need to access the freon line

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All fridges, freezers, coolers, etc need access ports added to them before any refrigerant can be added to them. Makes you wonder how they do that eh?

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