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I connected compressor directly to 115v line. compressor top got warm but cils did not cool. Is refrigerant low?

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    I agree. Thanks for your help---Do you have a company in te 94044 area that can fill compressor with refrigerant?

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Yes its definately the problem of low refrigerant.because if the compresser is hot ,its working properly and still it doesnot cool the coils because the refrigerant is low.get the freon filled in to get it back to normal.
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