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How much oil if any should I add to the system after vacuuming down and recharging with freon?

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    roger_bri797 Oct 01, 2009

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Your question was posted under refrigerators. I am answering based on a domestic home type refrigerator.
Unless you have a oil injector you would have added oil before the vacuum process while the system was open. If you installed a new compressor it came fully charged with oil. If you simply repaired a leak it is unlikely the old compressor lost enough oil to matter.
It you have a oil injector and want to feel safe you could add up to 2 ounces of oil.
If you have not yet vacuumed the system and it is still open,you could pour 2 ounces of oil into the low side port.

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