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Howdo I expose the refrigerant lines to find a freon leak

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need to charge with leak dye, charge it back up. next time it leaks out, you will be able to see leak dye at the place where leak is at.

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I have a Mini Split Airconditioning Unit and I found a leak at the flaring where my Suction Line comes the Condenser. How can I fix the flare. Must I isolate freon first somewhere in the system so as to be...

There is seldom a means by which the refrigerant can be isolated in this type of system. Moveover, since the system has had a leak, the refrigerant in the system is no longer usable. It is made of HFC-125, HFC-32 and HFC-134a in specific proportions. When a leak occurs, these components will leak at separate rates and the remaining refrigerant (if any is left) is no longer capable of doing the work of a virgin refrigerant.

Refrigeration flare fittings are 45° and are made with special tools. While there are 'washers' that can be inserted into the fitting when it's exposed, they are not that effective all the time. Remember that the pressure at the condenser part of the system can well exceed 300 psig.

The refrigerant, Genetron 407C, is the replacement for HFC-22. It has no 'replacement' per se.

It's my opinion that this is an issue for a reputable HVAC technician, and not a homeowner. To do the job properly, you would need a new filter/drier, flaring tool and torch if the line is not long enough for it to be re-flared and reconnected, vacuum pump and virgin refrigerant. I would bet that the location of the leak is such that the system is all but flat at this time, and you need a precisely measured amount of refrigerant to re-charge the system.

If you've not yet done so, TURN THE SYSTEM OFF to protect the compressor from damage.

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check lines for leaks, check all components. If the compressors kicks on then check lines if the compressor doesn't then that's a potential problem as well. If everything; lines, compressor and expansion canister are looking good then your out of freon, it is the gas that is used to transfer heat from the compartments to outside. Having no freon further tells you that you have a leak, since freon is expensive depending on how much your appliance requires, its best to check everything first before you start removing parts from the appliance

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Can freon be added to an under the counter unit?

Freon can be added to any unit, but you e going to have to take the unit out to exposed the back where the component are located. Why do you think that you need freon. Unless the line was punctured. it unlikely that you would need to add freon, Is it not getting/keeping cold. Problem might lie elsewhere like in the thermostat. Hope this helps.

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Whether as a gaseous or liquid coolant, Freon aids in refrigeration, air conditioning and maintaining aerosol contents under pressure. Not only can this toxic chemical expose the earth to excessive ultraviolet rays, but the substance can also sicken those who inhale it in an enclosed atmosphere.

Detecting the signs and symptoms of a Freon leak will protect lives, ground water and air quality.
Cardiac arrhythmia can signify the presence of leaking Freon. A person without a history of irregular heartbeats might suddenly detect heart palpitations and faulty blood circulation upon exposure to a Freon leak. The blood circulation problems may also lead to numbness in the limbs.

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