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Good afternoon, and welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will help you today.The amount and type of refrigerant is shown on the the rating plate._____If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control.
My humble apologies - you did say that already.One difficulty is that this model could be using either R-600a or R-134a.Even if there's no rating label inside the appliance, there should be a label on the compressor - have you looked there?
Cool. Is the quantity also given on the compressor? If not, then I might be able to find out, but probably not until Monday.
Or, you can use Samsung's rule of thumb, being 8g per cubic metre of volume of the room the appliance is in. For example, in a room that's 4m x 4m x 2.5m, you would need 320g of refrigerant. A common size of cannister is 300g, which is close enough to not matter.
I think you're right in saying that.
Samsung are refusing to disclose the information. They have suggested that you call a company called Trio Domestic Appliances Ltd. The number is 01933 400590.
After some further nagging, they then said this:The refrigerant is HFC-134a (1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane) you can order it here at https://refrigerantgas.eu/After even more nagging, they said this:"This amount is normally found on the model plate or manufacturer's label, and it is measured in grams or ounces. The amount ranges from less than 1 ounce in small refrigerators to more than 6 ounces, or from 28.35 grams to about 185 grams."Please note that Samsung are taking no responsibility for anything you do with this appliance in terms of recharging it. I don't understand why they've quoted R134a and you say it's R600a but, given the danger inherent in using the wrong refrigerant, I'm duty-bound to advise you to get the recharging carried out by a qualified refrigeration engineer.
You're welcome. I hope it gives years of trouble-free service :-)