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Ice formed on a/c line from a/c unit to house

Ice formed on insulated a/c line from a/c unit to house

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Either you have a dirty air filter causing a restriction of air flow and lets hope that is the problem. Or the worst case would be low on freon. Which means you have a leak and need to get that fixed cause you can harm your compressor if it runs out of freon. Ck filter and install a clean one then let the a-coil defrost cause it is a block of ice now could take as long a 6 hours if not 8 hours.

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