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AC doesn't work & lasts only for a day after Freon is put in

I had a mechanic look at it, he didn't seem to be able to spot anything.....but the air cools after the Freon is put in & ceases to work after a day or two......

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You have a leak somewhere. have the system tested for leaks.

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