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An area of cooling fins about the size of my hand has rotted away on my compressor. what kind of problems could that cause?

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  • Brian Niten May 11, 2010

    On your compressor or on the condenser coil?

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The fins are on the coil.

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The 'fins' you are talking about are actually on one of the coils and since you said 'cooling fins' I'm assuming you are talking about your evaporative coil. The fins are designed to help air movement across the coil and if a part of them are missing (the size of your hand) then that could cause an un-equal distribution of air across your cooling coil - which could cause the unit to not cool as well as it should.

Short term - The unit would still produce cold/cool air but would not be as effienct as it should be.

Long term - it could affect the compressor in a negative way and shorten it's life.

I would have a Service Tech take a look at this - it may be that you will need to think about buying a new unit.

good luck!

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