How difficult to refill freon in fridge (Kenmore 795.73165.610)?
We have a Kenmore Elite refrigerator model 795.73165.610 we purchased less than 3 years ago. The compressor recently crapped out, which was confirmed by a local repairman who also enlightened me to the wonderful insight of LG’s legal issues with their refrigerators, but because this is technically a Kenmore fridge, they are not liable for this. His two offers were to replace the compressor and recharge the fridge for almost the original cost of the fridge, or just refill the freon which could last a week or a month, no way of knowing. We have picked out the fridge we want (GE Cafe Series), but it would not deliver for two months.
To wait for the fridge we want, I am considering attempting myself to refill the freon. from what I’ve gathered, it’s simply a matter of purchasing bullet-piercing valve and the correct freon to add to the line. I see some sites saying it’s best to drain the existing freon with a vacuum pump in order to not overfill.
Any advice will be appreciated!