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Hole rubbed in freon line.

Can it be replaced, and recharged?

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  • clathrop May 09, 2009

    I am taking it back for posible warranty replacment. thanks for help.

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Definitely, yes.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 09, 2009

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