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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 05:28:24 PM »
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The refrigerant cannot be released and must be recaptured into a recovery tank.

In the United State for sure. Is that the case world wide?
I notice the member is not from the U.S.

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 05:53:11 PM »
I have no clue if what they did is right, I will ask a friend who owns a car aircon repair shop on what he thinks the refrigirator service guy did was right or wrong and if the local laws cover that.

I went to the epa.gov site and was going to make a complaint but its for US only.

Is that refrigirant bad for health because I was in the room when he released it?

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2012, 06:01:28 PM »
Do you think that a car aircon repair shop has the tank or can they do what you've mentioned to release or lessen the refrigirant?

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »
The amount of refrigerant to be released is minimal, but in the U.S. it must be recovered. Though it may be irritating in a room when released the refrigerant 134A is not harmful. If the laws are different there you need only release a few second burst at a time until no frost occurs on the suction line. wait about 30 minutes between releases, until the line no longer ices up while the compressor is running.

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012, 06:48:50 AM »
I got a hold of my friend and said he'll send someone over to do it.

What exact details should I tell him thats needs to be done. I remember they got the works on their car shop like valves, measuring stuff and refrigirants.

Kindly advise on the details like you said oz amount and type of refrigirant that's for our fridge.

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2012, 09:28:35 AM »
My friend sent in one of his guys a certified person with complete tools and he plugged in a gauage, indeed it was around 10 on dial. He replace the refrigirant and on the gauge he made sure it tops at 6. He said it should be adequate, near the factory amount.

Your right it was proper procedure to transfer the refrigirant to tank even here.

Nice thing about asking a friend with a reputable company the service I got was correctly done and it was free.

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Re: Whirlpool WBM46 - Not cooling & ice build-up
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2012, 09:29:56 AM »
Thank you again for the advise, I love this forum.

 

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