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Old 07-25-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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My son has a small countertop bar style fridge that is trying to get cool but won't. We hear the pump working, the coils are warm and the bottom shelf is cool to touch. It's a Diamond Showcase Turbo Air fridge. Says it uses R-134 and has a high side pressure of 3. Can this be fixed with a shot of freon with sealer like we would repair a cars leak?.........Thanks Tom
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No. You have to remove the freon, fix the leak and CAREFULLY measure/weigh in the amount in ounces of freon that it needs. Too much and it won't work properly or too little. Car sealer will plug the capillary tube and ruin everything.

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What can i expect to pay a technician to do this job correctly?.....Tom
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No. You have to remove the freon, fix the leak and CAREFULLY measure/weigh in the amount in ounces of freon that it needs. Too much and it won't work properly or too little. Car sealer will plug the capillary tube and ruin everything.

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I really don't know. If the leak is internal in the evap coil then the cost of repairs may be worth more than the unit itself. Lots of those leaks are in places where it cannot be welded etc. Probably look at a new one if it is worth less than $1000 IMO. At $75 or more an hour plus travelling it adds up in a hurry. I would get it assessed, may be a slowing moving fan or other problem. Are the door gaskets in good shape/door closes properly, not warped/not letting in excess heat and overloading it.
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Good suggestions. I'll look for other problems you mentioned. The unit is only 6 months old. My single 22 year old likes this fridge because of the see thru glass and it has small LED lights going up and down at the 4 corners ( ladies like that sort of thing ya know)....lol.......Tom
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