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Freezer not cooling but the power and run lights are on. temp set between 3 and 4. the coils are very clean and the compressor is warm. doesn't seem to be any difference when going up or down with the thermostat. also didn't see any signs of the coolant leaking or been leaking.

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  • msconsign Aug 20, 2010

    ok.... thank you for getting back to me. I am an automotive master tech by trade so i have looked for ports to check and charge the unit but see none. where does one re-charge the freon at or do I have to take it to a pro? and how much on an average does it run to check and charge the freon?

  • msconsign Aug 20, 2010

    Very helpful and quick to respond. Answered my all my questions.

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Hi, you have made most out of the work by troubleshooting the freezer to identify the likely cause of problem associated with the freezer. If all you have said so far about the freezer is right, then it leaves me with no other option than to suggest that you have a low freon in the compressor which you probably need to refill for the freezer to start cooling again...

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  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Aug 20, 2010

    You have to call in a refrigerator tech to come and refill the compressor and it should cost less than $100

  • msconsign Aug 20, 2010

    Will do.. thank you for all your time. Great job

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Aug 20, 2010

    O.k, you can now rate and accept the solution.......

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