Warning: Your refrigerator is an electrical appliance that uses a high-voltage current. Therefore, it’s important to always unplug or turn the power off at your home’s main electrical panel before attempting to disassemble any of your unit’s parts or components. Failure to do so may result in injury or damage to your unit.
In some sense, the compressor is a refrigerator’s heart. It pumps freon throughout the unit’s condenser coils, which allows it to generate cool air inside while also dispersing heat away from the fridge. With that said, when the compressor fails or is on the verge of failing, you might experience issues like a fridge that doesn’t cool down properly.
Lastly, once you’ve ruled out all other possible problems with your refrigerator, you may need to purchase a freon refill kit from a local appliance repair shop. Essentially, you’ll need to re-pressurize the closed system with new freon gas so that your unit will be able to function properly once again.
While these kits can be purchased and used on your own, we often recommend contacting a professional appliance repair company to ensure that the job is done right.
Once again, it’s not all that common that your fridge is going to need a freon recharge. But it can happen. A freon leak is often the result of damage while moving the appliance, but it is also possible that you have an older unit that has had a tiny slow leak over the years.
If you need help either diagnosing or recharging your refrigerator with freon, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver Appliance Repair experts today!