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My maytag 2756g cycles frequently and does not get cold enough to get below 45 degrees in the refrigerator compartment. Does it need a recharge as I have put the thermostat on 9 and it still does not get cold enough and how do I recharge the compressor. I replaced the frost control and the compressor fan.

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If you can not get enough cold with the thermostat on low position then if the the problem is with freon or compressor then you have to check if the compressor stops and how often it stops. If it stop regurarly then you need to replace the thermostat. If the copressor works for hours without stopping then you need to check for freon gas. In ortder to charge your refrigerator with freon gas you will need to install a special suction valve on the pipe at the low pressure side. this valve is have a pin insert which will entered to the pipe and with the valve on it you can attached the freon hose with adaptor so you can charge the compressor.
If you are not familiar with refrigerator systems even if you are agood technician then I sugest to ask a pro doing it for you since you need special tools and adequate experiance.
Good Luck

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