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Offline BrntToast

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Re: Frigidaire ss side by side not getting cold
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2009, 09:08:59 PM »
american laws must be different than here, up in canada it is illegal to recharge a fridge that has a leak, cause obviosly the refrigerant will leak into the atmosphere again, almost all leaks in frigidaires are in the evaporator or the heat exchanger (lines between the compressor and the evaporator)
if you are up to some inspecting...  remove that back cover again and look all around the evaporator, paying attention to the defrost heater... you will prolly find a spot where the heater is touching the aluminum evaporator, this is where your leak is... simple test to comfirm,  while fridge is not running pour some dish soap on any spots where the heater is touching aluminum, it will prolly bubble up

i say not running cause during this time the refrigerant is at its highest pressure in the evaporator and is most likely to produce bubbles

note.... very tiny leaks require special pressure tests and equiptment, but thats a easy test you can try if you are game

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Re: Frigidaire ss side by side not getting cold
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2009, 09:24:31 PM »
another note... 100 bucks is pretty cheap for sealed system work
did the tech just dump refrigerant into your leaker? or did he actually take out a torch and at least change the service dryer?

this might spark a debate with the old timers but... just dumping gas into a leaking fridge isn't advisable cause if the leak is in the evaporator some moisture has entered the system, moisture can cause alot of grief

if a leak cant be found the service dryer should be removed and changed and the unit evacuated before readding the entire refrigerant charge
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Offline daddyjohn

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Re: Frigidaire ss side by side not getting cold
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 07:41:16 AM »
Why would you evacuate a system that has a leak? You'll never pass a blank off test.

 

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