Frigidaire Universal MFU17M3BW3


Old 06-09-15, 07:34 PM
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Frigidaire Universal MFU17M3BW3

I had this puppy roaring 2 months ago, I moved it, let it sit for 2 months, and now she doesnt roar any more.

The compressor goes and there is no fan in it- the shelves are what cools it. I hear a light hissing while its running but Ive doused it in soapy water and have not herd the any location of a leak. But ill let it run for 2 hours and the shelves wont change one degree. Ill unplug it to hear some liquid in the compressor settle (and its hot) but the filter dryer and the skinny line that runs after it do not get that cool, let alone cold. Thermostat was unplugged but I thought I put the wires back on the right way, but i switched them and let it run for 2 more hours and still no change in temp.. I did bend a shelf or 2 out of the way but I didnt kink it. I sprayed soapy water all around again and found nothing. no bubbles, no bubble sound. Freon doesnt lose its potency so i dont feel its dead. IDK if their is oil in the compressor which could be the sound of liquid I hear, as I dont hear anything else in the system glugging. The hissing lasts for a min or 2 after I unplug it then quits.

Hope you can helP. Thank yoU
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Old 06-10-15, 04:20 AM
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Your fridge sounds like it had or developed a refrigerant leak.
It is possible for the leak to have been there before you bent the shelves.
When running those tubes are under very low pressure but it rises significantly when unplugged and warm.
It is likely being off for an extended time caused the escape.

Leaks of this type are never practical to repair so you would have to say goodbye to this unit and go shopping.

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