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Ice on the hose and not very cold

I have a old sears unit. It has not worked very good in a couple years. It does work alittle but it the hose freezes up with ice and it shuts off. I also think it may need a freon charge. but what can I do about it freezing up? And it does not blow very much threw the vents.. HELP!!

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    FunnyPlumber May 11, 2010

    Icing is usually caused by one of two things: low on refrigerant ("Freon is Dupont's brand name for refrigerant") or the system has an air flow problem. Does the system have poor air flow from the vents when you first turn on the system or does is start okay and then the airflow gets less and less from the vents? Icing will cause poor air flow because the ice in the coil stops the air flow.

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It does sound like it is losing charge. Unfortunately, most window units don't have charge ports. And the price you pay to have a guy put a port in and charge it would be more than the cost of a new unit

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