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1 1/2 ton goodman outside unit made a hissing

My new a/c was hissing outside now no cold air

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Hello Scott,Your new ac is OVERCHARGED with freon.Shut it off,let it cool down and recover/remove freon.The compressor has an internal pressure valve that makes the (hiss).It will stop when the charge is adjusted.Call them back to do it.

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