Question about Refrigerators
It has not been getting cold at all or shutting off for a long period of time letting the food get warm does it just need freon and how would I go about that?
Ok so theoritically you should NEVER have to add R-134A to your fridge (for those of you whos coolers are newer than 1997) older models use R-12...but if you have to you can go down to you local auto parts store and pick up a can of "EZ Chill Refrigerant" and i would also recommend you pick up the gage as well...if it comes in a package deal even better...most times this will run you about 15-30 bucks depending on where you live and shop...anyways pull you fridge away from the wall and find the compressor...now follow the lines off of it and look for a pink or blue cap depending on your model and look for a bold "L" (this stands for low pressure side) now attach your gage to it...if it is within the red band you have a small leak or yes it is possible that you may have flashed that refrigerant so much that is has disappeared (and yes this is possible) so take your can of refrigerant and follow the instructions on the can...if its in the green band well then you have a whole nother problem could be your compressor, the fan, the condensor, or even wiring or your thermostatic switch or probe...recommend you call your local Lowes, Sears or Home Depot appliance department and speak with one of thier trained technicians...now if the gage says your system is overcharged, this simply means you have too much pressure in the system, this could result from some idiot charging your system when it was unneccesary, or you compressor is not tripping off cycle when your thermostat tells it too, this could be the result of faulty wiring or a limit or pressure switch...have a factory tech or cert. electrician check this...i DO NOT RECOMMEND NOR DO I ENDORSE you bleeding your system of a "little bit" of freon seeing as how this is illegal, but if you so choose to break the law dont be an idiot, get everyone out of your house pets included open all windows and doors and make sure you have adequate ventialtion go back to that pink or blue cap we discussed earlier and bleed just a little bit at a time...or you can have a professional "EVACUTE" the machine, seeing as how this is the safest and most efficient way to do this, not to mention its legal, granted its a little costly depending on the company but if its still under warranty you should pay nothing out of pocket other than maybe 5-12 bucks for that little gage i spoke of earlier...i hope this helps everyone here...if not let me know....
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
What kind of refrigetaor & model# Is it cold at all in freezer? ANY Refrig. that needs freon has a leak.. they should NEVER need any. You be just thowing money away..
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
Refrigerator is not getting cold but freezer works fine
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