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FAC107P1A Not cooling. Drilled drain hole

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DRILLED INTO COOLANT LINE WILL NEED TO FIX AND RECHARGE

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Testimonial: "We had a guy come out and he used 15% sauder & he also installed a Schrader valve. He filled it with the required amount (I hope) of Freon and vacummed it. We blocked the drain holes created as this unit isn't suppose to have drain holes. Now, the unit is still blowing warmish air but then it will blow cold air if I put it on fan for a few minutes and then back to cool, it blows pretty cool air. Weird.. not sure what's up now. Thanks for you help!"

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