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Can I replace R12 refrigerant with 134 in a Kitchen Aid

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Can I replace R12 refrigerant with 134 in a Kitchen Aid Superba KSSS46 refrigerator.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: About 20 years old. Mode 298IAEO. The refrigerator broke down and my repair man put #134 free on into it. This did not help. It is still down. Another repair man now tells me that the # 134 free on destroyed the refrigerator and that I have to buy a new one at $ 7000. Ray
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No, whom shall I call? I am in Albuquerque NM.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: The repair said that there must be leak in the refrigerator.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

It is possible but the system has to be acid flushed and the oil changed, it is an extremely involved and tremendously costly procedure. Did he just add R134A because it was not cooling?