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Lights up and runs but wont freeze compressor gets warm but not hot how do you ck the feon

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As a do it yourselfer you will not have the tools, knowledge or experience to check the precise amount of refrigerant. You would have to recover the refrigerant into a recovery bag to weigh the amount. However, if you put an ampmeter around the lead going to the common terminal of the compressor, you can determine if in fact the compressor itself is running, or trying to start itself. If it is running, yet not cooling enough or at all, you likely do have a leak of refrigerant, and to properly repair your freezer would be very expensive.

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What you are hearing is popping caused by thermal expansion inside the evaporator enclosure during its' defrost cycle.
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The defrost routine sends 120 volts to a heating element in the evaporator compartment which gets red hot. This sudden temperature change (from below freezing to warm) causes the cabinet to expand slightly. That's when you hear the "Pop".

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