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How do I release the freon to change out the compressor

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You should take it to an AC recovery service. If you get caught dispensing freon improperly, you could get over a 10000 fine. After it's recovered, you can work on the sysyem. Make sure you create a vacuum on the system prior to recharging your AC with freon.

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