Is this a sealed system failure? (see pictures of refrigerator)


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Old 07-04-19, 09:31 AM
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Is this a sealed system failure? (see pictures of refrigerator)

An appliance repair person said my Frigidaire Top-Freezer Refrigerator has a sealed system failure. (He only saw the pictures; he didn't visit.) The freezer is running at 20 degrees and the refrigerator at 50 degrees.

If that's true, I likely won't repair it due to cost. Is he most likely correct? What are the chances it could be something else?

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Old 07-04-19, 11:10 AM
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Yes.... that is a sealed system failure. The large supply pipe and the entire evaporator should frost over evenly. Only the line and the very bottom is in your case. The part that is not frosted is the missing refrigerant.

So with continued use..... you will notice the frost start to reduce on the incoming pipe to the point where there will be no frost at all.

Is it repairable....... usually yes. Is it cost effective..... usually not. Most of the leaks are in that evaporator coil which would require replacement. Then a filter/drier would need to be added down by the compressor. The system needs to be evacuated and charged. It takes time and time is what is most costly.
 
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What are we looking for? I only see a bit of ice on the line to the coil.
 
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Old 07-04-19, 09:43 AM
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I think that's all there is to see. Just that frost. He thought it was a sealed system failure because it was a partial frost, not a full frost.

Please advise.
 
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I learned something new today. Thank you Pjmax.
 
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Old 07-05-19, 12:52 PM
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Hi, could it also be a stuck defrost timer?
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