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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone deal with outside A/C units

Summary of the problem:
Everything is on, but there is a line from the A/C unit outside that is completely frozen all the way into the furnace. The air is on, but no cold air throughout the house.

Does anyone know a good A/C person to help me fix this? Need help before it gets hot again.

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If your refrigerant line is frozen you need to shut off the AC and let it defrost.

This is possibly an easy fix for ya.

typically if your line freezes it is 1 of 2 problems. (TYPICALLY)

1. Bad airflow through the coils. That means make sure your fins on the condensing unit outside could be dirty and or air restriction by weeds, or bushes. Take your hose and shoot water throught the fins and hopefully that will clean them out till you can REALLY clean the fins!

Pull any weeds that might stop the air from being pulled through and blown out the top.

2. Low on refridgerant. I am sure you are on r-22. See if there is any oil around valves. you may have a small leak.

Typically its your condensor fins being dirty. Good luck and worse case scenario is a shot of freon

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ANYTHING YET Ricochet rabbit??

Just fyi -- a good heat transfer temp is 15 degrees from ambient throught the fan exhaust. Not perfect but a good basis.
Take a themometer and get a outside temp reading away from the condensor. Lets say 75degrees. Then place the thermometer on top of the unit in the air that is blowing out. you should be in the ball park of 90 degrees.

I am no AC guru but just a few tips i learned.

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labdog youre an ac geek.

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Labdog,

I followed your suggestions, and I think I'm low on refrigerant. The air coming into the house in not that cool and air blowing out of the A/C is not hot at all. Is this something you can help me with? In addition to cash , I'll add pizza and beer.

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no problem.........when?

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How about any time this week after 6 p.m. or early Saturday morning? The wifey is home all day, so you can stop by during the day too.

Just let me know the best time for you. I'll PM you the address to my house.

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Well how's she running? It was pretty warm yesterday!

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 01:15 AM
 
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A-coil

Check the a coil in the house. This is the coil that the line from the outside goes into. Break out the tool box your going to need it. They make a cleaner and a comb to clean the coil. If it is choked up the coil will not work properly. Sweat on the line is ok but once it starts to freeze up you got trouble. Check the acoil it was the problem in my rental house back home and the one I am renting here.

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