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Will not freeze.

I checked all coils, compressor,evaporator coil,all coils are clean.fan runs,cycles on and off,there is a small amount of ice at the temperature sensor, im thinking the sensor is bad, everything else checks out ok..?

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YOU HAVE A LEAK,FEEL THE EVAPORATOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SENSER YOU SHOULD HAVE COLD FROST UP AND DOWN BOTH SIDE IF NOT YOU ARE LOW ON FREON,LOOK AT THE COMPRESSOR AND SEE IF IT HAS A ACCESS VALVE,THANKS MIKE

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