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Hi. We have a Goodman CK49-15 and AC guy just told us that comopressor is fried and said he cannot get another one and a replacement for the whole system will be over $9K. Just curious if that seems reasonable and wondered about your opinion. He said that old type freon will be hard to get soon so we should just upgrade. Easy fo him to say :) Thanks much Mike in Dallas

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Hi, and no, no, no,!! There is still plenty off the R-22 freon units that have been made, and there is plenty of the R-22 to last for another 15 years or so. If your compressor is fried, it should be around $12 to $1600.00 to replace it. This includes recovering freon, replacing the compressor, a new suction and liquid line drier and a new run capacitor. In fact, they sell a complete compressor change out kit for your unit right this minute, includes every thing he needs to to the job.This is a 3 ton unit and the price he quoted you was awefull!!! There are plenty of compressors on the market for your unit every where, he's just trying to sell you the new R410-a unit and stick it to you on the price. Call around and give them your model number and tell them your compressor is bad. Get several estimates. That compressor is available today, and I could call my supplier and have one with in the hour. Go with a new compressor, it will be years before they use up the R-22 we have. They still haven't used up the R-12. Please don't forget to rate me as I know you will be kind, and let me know if you need my help.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7
A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Contractor

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