Thread Number: 74814  /  Tag: Refrigerators
1956 to 1966 GE Wall Mounted Combo Fridge
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Post# 986307   3/12/2018 at 15:47 (192 days old) by 1956GEKitchen (Clarksburg WV)        

I have a 1956 GE Wall mounted refrigerator freezer combo that was updated in 1966. The freezer cools to zero but the fridge is cooling but not cold enough. Anyone have experience in troubleshooting this updated model? Canít find a repairman in the area who still works on closed systems.

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Post# 986318 , Reply# 1   3/12/2018 at 17:26 (192 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Nathan, what a beautiful kitchen!!!

Post# 986332 , Reply# 2   3/12/2018 at 18:54 (192 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
GE Wall Mount Ref 1955-1960

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It has a low Freon charge and has a least a slight leak, it would be best to top it off with real  F-12 and see how long it works, I would not try retrofitting a newer refrigerant it it.


John L.

Post# 986337 , Reply# 3   3/12/2018 at 19:18 (192 days old) by 1956GEKitchen (Clarksburg WV)        

Itís my wifeís dream kitchen. She found it on Craigís list and we retrofitted it for the space. Iíll try charging it and let you know how it turns out. Thanks.

Post# 986339 , Reply# 4   3/12/2018 at 19:37 (192 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
GE Wall Mount Ref 1955-1960

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You will probably only need 4-6 ounces of R-12, there is a built-in charging port on these GE refs but it might be hard to find the GE charging adapter unless you find a guy that works on pre 2000 GE refs.

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