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I have a Goodman AR61 and it is not cooling. I have recently had the system recharged, because I thought it may have been low. When the service guy came out he said I had plenty of charge in the unit, but he went ahead and topped it off to be safe. He told me that the unit was not circulating because of a frozen coil. Which happens because it may be dity. I told him time were a little tight how much would it be to clean it out. He said give it awhile until it melted and I could clean it myself. Well I did this and it worked for about a week. Now it is not working again. Any ideas on what it may be? If I had to guess, I would say it had something to do with a relay or pump of some sort.

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  • bm_garcia Jul 01, 2009

    The tech had did all of that. Plus the unit had already been off for a good 8 to 9 hours in the AZ heat. I'm guessing and hoping that that was plenty of time. Is there any other ideas on what it could be. Everything runs but the compressor doesn't stay on long enough to cool the house. It staying at about 85 inside.



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Coils get frozen when freon is low or a restriction on a capillary.The reason he got good readings was because the unit evaporator was iced up. He should have run the system on fan only to melt all the ice and get true readings before charging it.

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  • Gilbert Martinez Jul 01, 2009

    Make sure the condenser coil is cleaned at twice a year. That's the unit outside. It can be cleaned with a water hose with a pressure nozzle on it. Grass clippings and other debris will accumulate over time and make the compressor work too hard and eventually shut off until it has cooled down. Sorry for taking long to answer, I was at work until 5pm central.



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