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I think I have a freon leak or low charge of freon( Because ice ball on the back) refrigerator, Can this be fixed and recharged and how much would it cost

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SOURCE: refrigerator admiral

Frost on the low side line means the system is overcharged (too much freon).  Look on the tag insided the fridge and it will tell you how much freon it holds.  Usually 4.25-5.50 ounces on average.  The loud noise sounds like you have air in the system.  I would evacuate, from the high side while running, and let it run empty for 5-10 minutes.  Then while running put the valve core back in the high side.  Then unplug the fridge and charge with proper amount of freon thru the high side.  Wait about 5-10 minutes and plug back in.  Normal low side pressure should be 0-3 psi.  This is a good indicator of the proper amount of freon in a good working system.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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SOURCE: my refrigerator/freezer isnt getting cold enough

The problem usually isnt in the freon it usually is in the defrost system located in the freezer.I guess you have got this fixed by now and Im sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I havent used the computer in about four months because of family emerg. if you have any more problems let me know.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: condensation and water in refrigerator

It sounds like you need someone who knows what they are doing out to your house. A tech should find and repair or replace the component that leaks. A second trip should be not be needed. The fact you have mold tells me they have never properly did your repair. Mold will grow only when the cavity gets above 40 degrees for a sustained period of time. use http://www.subzero.com/locator/locator.aspx?type=0&zip=02030 or call 800-222-7820 and explain the situation and get another company to fix it right.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing the Ice dispenser motor on Kenmore elite refrigerator?

There is a small door under neath ice maker shelf (literally) w/ 2 small screws that keep it in place,or a button that can release ice maker on the rt. side of machine. Good luck!!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: need freon recharge. punctures freezer coil in

You punctured the aluminum evaporator . In the many years I've been in refrigeration , I have yet to find any way to patch a hole in the evaporator . I've used epoxy , solder , and all different advertised ways to try to patch aluminum . Nothing worked ( for long anyway ) . My suggestion would be to buy another refrig . You will be wasting time and money trying to " fix " this problem . To repair it yourself , you have to have a license to buy R12 , maybe you can buy R134A without a license , you have to look on the " modell , serial number tak to see which it uses and how much to use . Also , the system has to evacuated ( all air removed from the lines ) . Do you have a vacuum pump ? You have to buy a solder on connector ( or saddle valve which WILL leak eventually unless you get a solder on valve ) which will connect to the larger tubing on the compressor or use the access line already on the compressor but is pinched off . Do you have guages for the refrigerant type you need to use ? Once you have these things , reply back and myself or someone else will help you procede .

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My sub-zero refrigorator is icing up on the first

Hello
There could be some other reasons for the ice.
1 bad or cracked door seal,have a look at the door seals.
2 Defrost timer may need to be set longer.
3 T sat set to low or not working properly.

Unit may be low on freon also,causing a lower pressure which would cause a lower tempreture,this occurs with a small leak or a pin hole leak.Once enough freon leaks out it will warm up and no longer work.

You can have a leak check done by a service person.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Testimonial: "I was very happy to get such a quick response. I may have not explaned the problem correctly but I did get half the answer. My problem is the refirgorator is to cold and is freezing up on 2 shelfs. I had an appliance company tell me it was leaking freon. How could it be to cold if it is leaking freon?"

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Refrigerator admiral


Frost on the low side line means the system is overcharged (too much freon).  Look on the tag insided the fridge and it will tell you how much freon it holds.  Usually 4.25-5.50 ounces on average.  The loud noise sounds like you have air in the system.  I would evacuate, from the high side while running, and let it run empty for 5-10 minutes.  Then while running put the valve core back in the high side.  Then unplug the fridge and charge with proper amount of freon thru the high side.  Wait about 5-10 minutes and plug back in.  Normal low side pressure should be 0-3 psi.  This is a good indicator of the proper amount of freon in a good working system.

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