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Proper refrigerant levels for Amana Side by Side refrigerator

What is the proper refrigerant level and or suction and head pressures for an Amana 22 cu. ft side by side refrigerator?

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  • glennt582 Jun 07, 2010

    Total waste of time and money! Any service person should know that R-22 is not used in refrigerators. Get your information right before claiming to be an expert! I found the information free of charge by doing a little more digging on the internet - maybe you should try it also

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Hi, normally the suction pressure on a refrigerant -22 system will be between 60 pounds gauge pressure (which keeps it above freezing point) and about 80 pounds. This depends on the temperature condition.Make sure that the superheat and subcooling are correct to see what is to be considered normal for the conditions you have present.

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  • glennt582 Jun 04, 2010

    What I need to know is how many ounces is the required amount of refrigerant. This unit uses 134a and I need to know what the suction pressure should be. The solution you gave me is of no value to me.

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