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how to add a refrigerant to a refrigerator

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how to add a refrigerant to a refrigerator
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Accuratejoe replied 8 years ago.
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You have to be EPA certified to install freon in any appliance.
Freon is a greenhouse gas and regulated by the EPA. Any freon took out of system should be recovered.

Are you competent enough to work on appliances?

You have two lines on a compressor, large and small. I braze 2 -1/8" access fittings about 6" away from compressor. Then I install freon gauges to the fittings. I weigh the freon in with digital scales. Freon in a refrigerator is in a small amount and the charge is critical. If the freon is all gone, a deep vacuum will have to be pulled with a vacuum pump.

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Expert:  stef replied 8 years ago.
Adding freon will he a waste of time unless you fix the leak.