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Re: refer losing its mind & dryer has brakes

Posted By: Don
Monday, 25 January 1999, at 5:48 a.m.

In Response To: refer losing its mind & dryer has brakes (lacey)

Lacey,

I sounds like you may have a freon leak in your refrigerator, but please check to see that it isn't dirty first before calling for service.

There are coils, usually black in color, on the back of the refrigerator or more likely underneath behind the kick panel under the doors on the front. (could be on top, but most are underneath) Get that kick cover at floor level off and look back under the thing with a flashlight. If it is a few years old you may find enough dust to fill a stadium if disturbed!:-)

Compressed are is the best way to clean it, but that makes a BIG dust cloud. A vacuum with a creavase attachment can sometimes get most of it.

If that's the case, clean up the coil as best you can and turn the thing off for a day to allow it to thaw. (Dirty condensor coils or a freon leak will cause an ice buildup on the interior coil that the defrost cycle can not overcome) After it's cleaned and thawed see how it does. No improvement means some other problem that a pro needs to look at. If it's over 10 or 15 years consider replacing the unit. A service call for a freon leak can easily run a couple of hundred dollars.

The dryer noise could be anything. Hmmmmmmmmm......

Good luck!

Don

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