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Just had a new compressor and dryer after 1 1/2 months no cold air comming out

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The charge may have leaked off and now leak diagnostic may be in order...start looking for oil/wet spots within the system which may be freon oil hence freon loss

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Covers, Need Little Screwdriver, If Gauges Off By ie: 4 psig,
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