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When i run my AC it discharges freon from somewhere by the compressor

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IF U HAVE FREON DISCHARGING FROM THE COMPRESSOR YOUR DISCHARGE PRESSURE IS PROBABLY HIGH AND ITS BLOWING OFF. CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND ITS NOT OVERCHARGED. FANS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. CONDENSOR IS CLEAN. IF EVERYTHING IS GOOD THEN U COULD HAVE A BLOCKAGE.

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