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The plenum that houses my coils sweated repeatedly and the coils seemed to freeze. An agent told me that my unit was leaking at the fittings to the outside unit as well as the coils . The unit he used to detect the leak beeped almost all the time including when he wasn't sniffing at the sites. The evaporative coils and the AC unit are 6 years old . How likely is it that the coils are really leaking?

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Hello JBESTER Defrost the unit completely and see if the pressures are low.If more than half the charge/freon(3+)lbs has to be added you have a leak.Make sure the air filters are new as poor air flow can cause ice also.The sniffer I use beeps all the time BUT when near a leak goes crazy!The coil can leak after 6 yrs.You will always will need a recharge untill leak is resloved.

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