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I have had this in storage for several years only using it once. Now not working. When I turn the temp dial it will click but the motor will not click in. Does it need freeon perhaps and how do I put it in?

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Hi,
The motor not clicking in is probably electrical internally in the motor...even with the system being sealed it is not a good thing for the motor to be sitting and not running at all for years...not to mention that there is also a relay and t-stat invoved there that may not be contacting properly to send the proper voltage to the motor.
In short, I do not believe that it is a refrigeration system problem, but an electrical problem somewhere...
Start at the power terminals of the compressor and work backwards till you find voltage...that will give you the culprit.

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