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Looking for an evap coil for a chillr-900 wine room cooler made by either Drobot or Whisperkool serial # ap9-06088-075. Did a leak check as unit was out of freon so my tech pressurized system to 100 psi and found oil residue in evap drain pan but no alarms, can you help me find a distributor to purchase the evap coil? My name is Rose with Central Heat and Air in Sonora, Ca 209-532-7132. Thank you

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do you have a recovery machine and gauges you need to tap both sides to check the high to and it needs to be vaccumed down to remove moisture ,find and fix the leak. leaks arnt verry common un less someone broke a line somehow. if the compressor is running it is more likley it has a restriction or bad valve in compressor, hooking to high and low sides will determine which if is less than 5 years old it could be under warrant still most sealed systems have a longer warranty than the rest of it is the evaperator getting cold at all.

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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001329 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001295 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001295 All WhisperKOOL units come with a 2 year parts and labor warranty with a 5 year warranty on the compressor. During the warranty period, if the unit fails a replacement unit is sent at no cost to you. If your unit fails after this period we offer a Consumer Care Program to give the customer a chance to get a new unit at a deep discount. In many cases, the failing unit has been misapplied and the correct unit for the installation is sought after during the replacement process. Our customer service department is trained extensively, with live customer service representation with a streamlined process for not only helping with the products, but also assisting in identifying any limitations to the installation or ventilation of the cooling unit.
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Hi, Bob:

Misery loves company, so I'm posting this even if it isn't in time to help you.

I had an XLT 8000 with similar problems. Vinotheque wanted to do the exchange program ($2,500+), and I was told the older aluminum coils might have leaked, and the exchange models come w/ SS coils. I was near to biting on that, when I decided to have a local refrigeration shop check it out.

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I'm not saying WhisperKOOL/Vinotheque did this on purpose, knowing there would be an eventual failure and an opportunity to make another sale. But what the service guy told me was that IF the manufacturer was without scruples, a crossed cap tube would be the perfect way to take advantage of an unsuspecting customer.

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