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I have just bought an old kenmore freezer

I have just bought a kenmore freezer, but it is really old. It doesn't want to get cold. I probably got scammed. I don't know how to fix it.

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Could be freon to plugged freon lines probably not worth the cost of a service call and if it's that old it uses r-12 freon very expensive .Tom

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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