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Condensor? No cold air and it looks like an oil leak around the condensor.

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Re: Condensor?

Hi, Sounds like the freon has leaked out of the unit and its time to call a repair company. The leak is probably the source of the oil. A service tech will find the leak, repair it if possible, recharge the unit and you will be cool again. Sounds like there is a lot of oil so the leak may be very obvious. Good luck. There is an ad on this site to find a local repair service company or you may want to ask a neighbor for a reputable company. kstfas

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An evaporator is the indoor coil, it has refridgerant running through it.

The furnace is completely seperat from the condensor and evaporator.

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typically when you purchace a condensor, the evaporator coil is simply matched by the manufacturer to the specific condensor you purchace, there is no choosing to deal with. All condensors ofcourse come with a compressor already installed.

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