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This is difficult if you are not a refrigeration mechanic. Refrigerators and freezers made for home use do not have a service valve built in from the factory. Someone would have to braze a fitting into the suction line. Once that is done you would need a set of gauges and a tank of refrigerant (freon). The problem is, refrigeration equipment doesn't just need "gassing up". If it is low or out of freon, it has a leak in the system. If you "gas it up", it will leak out again. Refrigerants are too expensive to keep adding to a leaking system.

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