Discuss

$20 Non-Working Freezer from Lowes

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

Hey All -- My Coronado upright fridge from 1968 died on me the other day, so I've been browsing new

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » $20 Non-Working Freezer from Lowes

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Jimbo5000 is on a distinguished road
Smile $20 Non-Working Freezer from Lowes
Model Number: LFFN15M5HWF   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: Less than 1 year   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Hey All -- My Coronado upright fridge from 1968 died on me the other day, so I've been browsing new freezers I happened to come across a deal (hopefully) at Lowes.

For $20 I got a brand new chest freezer that was marked non-working/parts only. The lady said that it had been dropped, maybe off the truck. There is a dent on the end opposite the compressor compartment, but nothing real bad.

I plugged it in, bypassed the temperature control and the compressor runs. It vibrates and gets warm, but the freezer wont get very cold. Its in the garage, so I'm not sure if it's cooling at all. The temperature outside was 55-70 today.

Any ideas? thanks for your help in advance

Here are some pics: https://plus.google.com/photos/10103...80489657867985


Related Models
Frigidaire LFFU1153DW0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1153DW1 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1153DW2 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1153DW3 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW1 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW10 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW11 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW12 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW13 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW14 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW15 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW16 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW2 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW3 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW4 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW5 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW6 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW7 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW8 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1424DW9 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW1 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW2 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW3 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW4 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW5 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1465DW6 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1466GW0 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1466GW1 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1466GW2 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1466GW3 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWA FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWB FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWC FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWD FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWE FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWF FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWG FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWH FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWJ FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWK FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWL FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWM FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU14F5HWN FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW1 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW11 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW12 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW13 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW14 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW15 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW16 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW2 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW3 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW4 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW5 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW6 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW8 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1765DW9 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU1766GW1 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1766GW2 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1766GW3 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU1766GW4 FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWA FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWB FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWC FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWD FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWE FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWF FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWG FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWH FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWJ FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWK FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU17F5HWL FREEZER
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW1 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW10 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW2 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW3 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW4 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW5 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW6 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW7 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW8 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2065DW9 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFFU2067DS0 Frigidaire/freezer
Frigidaire LFGF3014LBA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3014LBB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3014LBC GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3014LWA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3014LWB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3014LWC GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LSA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LSB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LSC GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LSD GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LWA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3022LWC GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LBA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LBB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LSA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LSB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LSC GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LWA GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFGF3027LWB GAS RANGE
Frigidaire LFHI1826LB0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHI1826LM0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHI1826LW0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB3 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB4 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LB5 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LW0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LW1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LW2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LW3 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire LFHT1513LW4 REFRIGERATOR
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2013, 02:02 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,519
richappy is a name known to all
Default

Check the small tubing coming from the compressor, if hot, but little cooling, the compressor is running, but probably very low on refrigeration, not worth fixing.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2013, 06:42 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Jimbo5000 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the reply. Is is possible to add refrigerant to these newer models?

It looks to take R134A. My old Coronado had a line value where it looked like you could add some (like a bicycle air valve).
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2013, 08:47 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,519
richappy is a name known to all
Default

The new R134A compressor refrigeration systems typically develop an evaporator leak where most of the refrigerant leaks out rather fast and the compressor sucks in non-compressibles (air) and gets damaged, too costly to fix.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-23-2013, 09:15 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
Jimbo5000 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks again for the reply! Is it possible that when the freezer was dropped that a line got pinched or ruptured on the one end? If i somehow cut the side panel off the dented end, could I maybe unpinch the refrigerant line?

It seems to cool when running, but just doesn't get REAL cold/freezing.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2013, 03:44 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,519
richappy is a name known to all
Default

A pinched line, other than the capillary. will have little effect on performance.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GE Profile TFS28PB message center not working, freezer light not working prakoski Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 07-26-2012 04:13 AM
Amana refrigerator not working but bottom mounted freezer working topperdude Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 07-10-2012 04:13 PM
refrig isnt working but my freezer is working fine? knox co dispatcher Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 04-04-2012 04:08 PM
freezer working good frig not cold no frost on freezer coils ch123 Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 06-13-2011 04:41 AM
bottom freezer. Frig warm and freezer working fine marksh Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 05-30-2010 05:43 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:01 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17