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I just Geek Squad guy telling me That I need to add freon to my AC. We open the unit and saw what the problem might be and where the freon should go. It need cutting and welding to do the job. He wanted to charge a lot of money, but I could get something from Craigslist that would works for a lot less. It is a Kenmore big AC (need a back support to hang in the window)what do I need to make it work

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If you see where the refrigerant leaked out , I would suggest you calling other companies , telling them you know where it leaked out and how much they would charge to braze the leak closed and refill with refrigerant , and remove the access valve ( leaving it on could cause leakage again thru the valve ) . Find one that would NOT replace the dryer . Over the years , I've replaced many compressors ( on burnt out compressors , it's necessary to replace the dryer ) without replaceing the dryer and they are still working today . There would be no recovery expense due to no refrigerant in ac , which will also save money .
1 ) repair the leak
2 ) install refrigerant fill valve
3 ) evacuate the system
4 ) refill the system with recommended refrigerant charge
5 ) remove the access valve
If all companies will charge more than replaceing with a craigs list ac , then craigs list would be the best choice .

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

  • zamadedi Aug 01, 2010

    there is no access valve

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Aug 01, 2010

    An access valve is installed on the compressor ( short copper tube ) when doing any refrigerant work . The factory removes the valves when the ac is completed . If refrigerant work is ever needed , a good technician will install a valve , do the work , and then remove the valve . Some technicians will leave the valve on , saying " in case you ever need refrigerant work again " which is not the professional way to do the repair .

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