Question about Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with Factory Installed Ice Maker
Freon can stay as long as possible in a refrigerator depending on how you use it and the necessary operating condition of the refrigerator. I have seen many people find themselves in the same position you are now. You are not the first and definitely not the last. I also have a fridge at home now, less than 3 years with the same problem of not cold enough which i found out was related to freon issue.
An insufficient Freon charge is one of the last things I consider when troubleshooting a refrigerator that does not cool. FREON LEAKS OUT; IT DOES NOT WEAR OUT. It is unlikely that your refrigerator will suddenly start leaking just sitting in your kitchen UNLESS it is manual defrost and you recently removed the ice from the freezer compartment by using a knife, screwdriver, chisel, or pry bar and punctured the aluminum evaporator coil or an incompetent service person installed piercing-valves that are leaking.
Conditions which may seem like lack of Freon but are not:
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
There is a complete guide you could follow. This is written in simple words and cover the major part that does not require a tech.Look at :-
To inspect the freon, there is a nice article :-
It is made in 2004, so freon should be fine unless there is a leak. This could only be determined by a special instrument which is available with licensed tech.
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Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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