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Keeps freezing up

When we run the air con it freezes up at the front of it. we then need to turn it off and let it defrost before we can start it again.

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Two things will cause freezeup.

Lack of airflow.
Low refridgerant.

Lack of air flow could be due to :
dirty filter
Dirty coils
closed vents
Evaporator fan not operatriing properly. (also known as blower in HVAC units)

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