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Model No. MRT15CRBWO Refrigerant- R12 Mfd 02-94 Serial No. BA40807070 charge: 5.00 oz 142 gm the freezer department is not working. Fridge works OK

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Check that there is not a frost build up in the freezer compartment if there is it narrows it down to the defrost timer defrost thermostat or the defrost heater

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There is a line with with wrappin on back of ref that is frezzing over wht is wrong


That is typically a sign of a problem with the heat exchange, specifically the suction line and capillary line have separated OR...the system has been worked on recently and been over-charged with refrigerant.

Answer me these questions...

Is it frosting up close to the compressor ? Where it comes out the back wall at the top back corner only ? Or the entire line all the way down to the compressor ?

Has this fridge had any system work performed on it recently or has anyone "topped it up" with refrigerant ?

What are the temperatures in the fridge ? Are you capable of gauging/measuring system pressures ?

Finally, how old is this fridge and do you know if it contains R12 or R134A ? ...if it`s old enough for R502, forget it ha ha !

I`ll watch for your reply.

macmarkus :)

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