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Skybox not cooling completely

I was just getting ready to chuck the thing and I found you...please forward a copy of the service manual or let me know what I might be able to do to get the machine cooling completely again. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    COOLING SYSTEM COMPLETELY DOES NOT WORK.

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It most likely needs freon added. You can probably contact your local Air conditioning company and they will charge you for a service call and what little freon it might need.

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