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Freezer has lost its suction & no longer freezing!

I hear no motor assy that is bad or any other "noises"...pulled the freezer out & see nothing out of the ordinary underneath where the compressor & motor is. It is no longer freezing & has also lost the suction when the door is shut. I am confused! Does it take some sort of coolant charge? Help! Thanks, Tim

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  • Tim Michael Jun 21, 2009

    Thanks for responding. Is this something a common guy like me can do going down to the local FixIt store & buy some freon? Or is it best to have a certified repair guy come out to do this? Thanks!

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Depending on the age of the unit it does take a 134a freon charge or 12 or 22. when fully charged unit should cool properly. need to check door seal for suction issue. the unit does need a good charge to cool. it could also be a restricted sealed system issue.

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  • kenrick driscoll Jun 21, 2009

    you have to be licensed to buy freon. you need an experiened tech to evacuate system

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