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My head unit keeps freezing up? never used cooling till now, but have used it for heating? why is this happening?

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  • rudepig1 Jan 08, 2009

    cheers notsomot, ill be calling a refrigertion tech tomorrow to asses the problem, will et you know how i get on Cheers buddy :)

  • rudepig1 Jan 11, 2009

    yep you were right, app when installed they didn't perg it right.. and i lost gas.... got a tech comin on tuesday so ill be back in action :) tyvm 4 ur help :)... Lisa

  • rudepig1 Jan 12, 2009

    well this is where i got caught out... i had a friend install it for me, as he said he could do it, little did i know he was not a qualified tech.. so there goes my warranty...i got burnt now paying the price ..

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Heya,
Sounds like you have a gas leak on your air con.
When the air con runs on heating it runs at a much higher pressure and has more chance of it leaking. I suggest you get a refrigeration tech out to test it out.
There are other things that it could be but none of them are fixable for someone that dosent have a refrigeration license. Sorry but hope it helps

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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    Mathew F Jan 10, 2009

    How did you get on??

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    Mathew F Jan 11, 2009

    Thanks for that and do not let them charge you

    YOU ARE NOT TO PAY ANYTHING TO THEM

    it is there fault it leaked. If they did there job proply it wouldnt of leaked


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