I'm a newbie here, and sure glad I found this forum.
I picked up a used fridge for our cabin last fall. It was working fine at that time. It sat all winter without being used. Now, its not cooling at all. Neither the fridge or the freezer.
The compressor is running, and the fan is circulating air, but it just doesn't blow cold air. The coils dont get warm. After a couple of hours, the compressor was slightly warm, and the first 6 inches of the output line as well.
I suspect its low on refrigerant, but I briefly pushed the shrader valve with my fingernail, and there was pressure in there. However, without putting a guage set on there, I suppose I cant really tell how much is in there.
I do have an old guage set for R-12 auto systems. If it manages to hook up to that fridge, what kind of pressures would I be looking for? Same as automotive a/c systems?
Am I looking in the wrong direction? Is there something else I should look for?