Originally Posted by Transamguy77
That's not fully true either, if the freezer is filled with R134 it is relatively cheap, it is however hard to do though, it is such a small amount that by the time it sucks it in its over filled.
A buddy of mine was building a keezer and hit a line and after repairing it I tried filling it and I could not get it to work again. I do agree that it is not worth it unless you can get it done cheap enough.
IMO most freezers I have seen are R22. To be honest I'm not sure this statement makes any sense "it is such a small amount that by the time it sucks it in its over filled. " You just didn't properly charge it. The freezer is a hermetically sealed unit.... There are usually no service ports on it, and you have to either use piercing ports or solder on service ports. I currently hold a universal license and have serviced many units from window units to chillers and haven't had an issue with adding the correct amount of refrigerant for the unit. If you add it in the correct state (liquid or gas) and monitor the pressures I'm not sure where the issue is.
He stated he has no experience, nor equipment, nor proper knowledge to do it. Which is why I told him any appliance repair shop can assist him and what to expect to pay if it is an R22 unit. Your correct, if its a 134a unit, it will be cheaper, but not much.