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Had a small puncture in the rear bronze coils used epoxy to reseal it need know how to refill the refrigerant , need to know tools and how to do the job (Kenmore 580.75101500 Air Conditioner)

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If it's on the rear of the coil, epoxy won't hold. The rear of the coil is the high pressure side and it will blow the epoxy out. Even if you fixed it right, you would need a vaccum pump to evacuate the unit of air and moisture, you'll need to add service taps to access the sealed system and those need to be welded in, you would need a set of gauges, a refrigeration scale to weigh the charge in, and a jug of refrigerant. Just for the equipment I listed, you would be about into $1500, so it would be alot cheaper to buy a new one. Sorry my friend...

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