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WHEN CHANGING A COMPRESSOR THE FILTER DRIER NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. ALSO, A SOLDERED JOINT COULD BE BLOCKED. YOU MIGHT NEED TO CHECK THEM. DID YOU PUMP THE SYSTEM DOWN FOR AT LEAST 10 MINS AND THEN ADD THE SPECFIED CHARGE??

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