GE M# PSS26LSRC SS S# TG418176 4.5 oz. R 134-A It is about 8 years old.
I do not ever work on this type of equipment, but this is my bosses.
Complaint was product in freezer soft and refrigerator warm.
Fan in refrigerator side works. Fan in freezer side works.
Cleaned condenser the other day. Compressor was running at 0.63 amps(LRA= 8.6). This seems low to me. Was expecting 1-1.5 amps.
It ran for 2 days and frezzer reached 28*F, Refrig reached 47*F.
Checked evap today. First 4 passes had frost build up. Middle of coil clear. Outlet of coil and first 1' of suct line in box had a little frost.
Added bullet valve to low side. Static pressure was 30#. Cleared all frost and started unit. Trying to avoid high side tap. Started up and SP began pulling close to 0# with a freezer temp. of 60*F. Weiged in gas trying to bring up SP. Put in 4 oz.(stupid I know). Now checking SH at comp and is 0*F.
I am thinking with such a warm box the SP should have been at least 20# which is why I added 4 oz. Tried getting SP up.
I am now running it a trying to get box temp down a little.
Anyone have any experience with residential stuff like this and can offer some advice would be great. I would like to avoid having to braze in ports, pressure testing, evac, and weighing in new charge.