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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 03:06:12 PM »
oh yea...anywhere they frequently leak?

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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 03:07:24 PM »
Look inside the freezer for a ice buildup on the back wall. No ice buildup, then you have a refrigerant leak or defective compressor not pumping.
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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 03:13:51 PM »
Sounds like scrap metal...aahhhh
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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 03:14:06 PM »
oh yea...anywhere they frequently leak?

Could be anywhere in the sealed system. You have to add refrigerant and check with a leak detector or flourescent dye.
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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 10:36:59 PM »
Woe there Kimosabe. Don't poopecan that icebox just yet. What do yall mean this is a tech job? The man done replace the computer board is that a light bulb? Thankyou. Get you an A-1 tap and some gauges and check the level of freon. Add 4 ounces and see if she cools down The ice box uses R134a and ANYBODY can buy it, it is deemed safe to the atmosphere. Use an old school halide torch to search  for leaks. Let me know if you find one and I will tell yas how to deal with it. Hay if you have one bad icebox you gonna have a dozen. You might as well learn the ropes now Hoss.
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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2009, 09:08:06 AM »
Thank you sir...Ive recharged AC systems on cars dozens of times, a freind of mine suggested it may have had a pinhole leak from the factory, if thats true, perhaps a simple charge will last me another 5-6 years...id willingly scrap it at that point. Ill make my way over there now, thanks for the insight! Now I just gotta gettr done!

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Re: GE 6 years old fridge not cooling, compressor on 24/7?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2009, 11:05:55 AM »
They have some small bottles of r134a with stop leak
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