Question about Freezers
How can I find out how old freezer is? Bought used from a friend who has used it for years. Now the motor runs, but it does not freeze. It was laid on its back for moving. Is this worth calling the repairman ($65 to walk in the door--ok, but want an idea what might be wrong.)
Well one way to find out is to look on the back. It shows all the info including what kind of freon to use. Usually the manufacturing date is on there. If not see if it uses 134 for refrigerant. This would at least indicate it is not really old. 134 was introduced in the late 90s. replacing R12. If you meant the compressor run but do not freeze, unplug it because the compressor can be damaged if it run without refrigerant for long period of time. If you meant the fan in the freezer was running, the compressor might not be running at all thats why it is not getting cold. This could be caused by the breaker switch on it not resetting anymore. It may have a leak it too, and all the refrigerant has leaked out. If it operates on 134, you can buy a line tap, 134 adapter availabe in auto parts store or walmart. Buy you some freon in the can. A propane torch, solder, and some flux. If you have a friend who is handy, or a mechanic. They can do it for you much cheaper. One does not need refrigeration license to work on refrigerators. Only the know how. I can give them instructions. Last note. a fridge usually take 1/2 to 3/4 can of 134.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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