Use the information in this blog at your own risk. Observe all warnings and cautions. DO NOT work on live circuits. All opinions concerning quality of manufacture of varies makes and models are my own. The information contained in this blog is based on fifteen years experience performing refrigerator repairs. The are no repair procedures that require expensive refrigeration tools such as manifold guages. Neither are there procedures concerning breaking the sealed freon system to take pressure readings, recover freon, or to charge the system. These procedures require a licensed and certified professional technician. Refrigerant ( generically called freon ) is a hazardous chemical that can injure or kill. Working with refrigerants requires experience and an EPA certification. THE AUTHOR CAN ASSUME NO RESPONSIBLITY FOR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG.