Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: LG Refrigerator freon leak

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    58
    Thanks {vb:rawphrase post_thanks_given 
    3
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    LG Refrigerator freon leak

    I had a leak on my LG fridge and the tech who repaired it installed with what looks like compression fittings. He replaced the evaporator. Are compression fittings suitable for repairs on freon? I'm betting no.

    I've never seen compression fittings on HVAC everything is brazed. Of course a month later the tech is back to replace the compressor. I'm interested to see how this repair is made.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Canada.
    Posts
    2,167
    Thanks {vb:rawphrase post_thanks_given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    80
    Thanked in
    73 Posts

    Refrigerant line union

    .
    A compression fitting is a screw and nut affair. I've never seen them used on domestic appliances but I don't know that they are against any laws.

    In recent years manufactures have suggested using a different type of union, which is not a screw compression fitting but sealed by heat instead. Those too are not against any laws AFAIK.

    I have never done LG factory service but if you get the appliance's model number you can see if you can find the service manual online to see how the repair is advised to be repaired by LG.

    Dan O.
    Appliance411.com
    The Appliance Information Site

    =D~~~~~~

    .

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Dan O. For This Useful Post:

    HeadnSouth (12-03-2016)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •