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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2011, 06:30:22 PM »
You ain't puttin water in there. That saddle valve ain't gonna do it. You need a refrigeration tap like the tap I showed from ebay. That tap is adjustable. What does that mean? It fits 3 sizes of tubing. You would be interested in only using the low side size which is 5/16th. The 1/4th adapter would not be applicable to you and the 3/8th size which is no adapter added is for small window air conditioners and such. The tap must also fit a refrigerant hose and have a schrader valve in it like a tire tube to hold the freon inside the machine. Also NO AIR can get into the sealed system.
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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2011, 06:31:51 PM »
Ok. I'll go ebaying now.

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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2011, 06:44:21 AM »
Did it this weekend. But stopped after putting some in. The temp in the freezer is now 19 deg. But where I put the tap in has frost on that outside line and around the tap. Did I screw up the tap? Attached are pictures of the tap and coils. Coils aren't completely frosted in the back, and I didn't remove the large piece on the incoming section before I started. Do I continue adding refrigerant?

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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2011, 06:56:13 AM »
Ok, glad I put a picture of the tap cause I just went back and looked and all the frost around it is gone. Was there a small leak around it? I tightened the three screws all the way. I'm using a trigger dispenser I got at Walmart, all I could find. It has a gauge on it and I'm around the 5 mark, but like the above picture shows I don't have frost on all the coils in the back. Add more?

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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2011, 09:48:25 AM »
Don't add no more. You got plenty in there.
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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2011, 10:20:07 AM »
5 psi is a good ballpark when you're starting with a warm fridge.  Once it's down to temperature it should be at 0 to 1 psi.  If it frosts back again, it's overcharged and you'll need to remove some refrigerant.

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Re: Refrigerator not freezing after power outage
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2011, 09:00:49 PM »
It did frost back up around the tap. Actually more than before and now I can't get to the screw to open it. I'll use a hair dryer and then back out some refrigerant. Thanks. Freezer temp is at 14deg.

 

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