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Where can I find stuff about my A.C.?

Hi. I just moved in in Dec. and My RUUD air cond. is dripping water outside and the ac is not cooling well. A repairman put freon in and "fixed" the leak but it is still leaking. He went up into the attic and did something and he said the leak was fixed, but it is still leaking. The unit is a 2003 and is a RUUD achiever High efficiency model# uamb-036ja7.volts208-230, hetz 60, HP 1/3
My email is, Sheryl Hogue

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  • shogue1 Jun 13, 2008

    What about telling me what's going on with my A.C. and are RUUD air conditioners bad news?




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I have a ruud a/c ,i turn on the a/c and nothing happens ,the fan on the inside or outside are not coming on ,i have checked the breaker ,they are ok.could something be wrong with my programmable thermostat.

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First, complain to the owner of the service outfit you hired to repair the system.
Second, give them a chance to make it right.
Third, if they refuse, ask who their competition is and contact them for service.
Lastly, contact the Better Business Bureau in your area.

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    Chandler Ede Jun 13, 2008

    OK, Water leaking out of the indoor unit is normal, from the outside unit is not normal. Is there an ice build up in either the inside unit or the outside unit? Are you turning down the thermostat too low and causing the unit to freeze up? Did the technician fix a water leak or a refrigerant leak? Do you see refrigerant oil in places or do you hear a hissing? Is the unit running and cooling at all? Have you checked and changed the air filter? To help you, the next technician will need additional information. What exactly did the first technician do? Did he braze the leak or just tighten down a valve? Did he clean out the condensate line? I see that my first suggestion did not answer your question to your satisfaction and you will have to start all over again with another service company. They will ask you these questions and more when they start troubleshooting your unit. If I can do anything to try and satisfy you, it would be to prepare you for these questions and hopefully help you save a few bucks by you having the answers. An issue with an air conditioning system is not like having a flat tire. There are many variables when it comes to troubleshooting an A/C system. If you see ice, turn up the thermostat to a setting where the unit does not try and turn on. Turn the fan switch to "ON" found on your thermostat. After a few hours, check to see if the ice has melted. When it is gone, set your thermostat to no less than 72 degrees. If it seems to work for a few hours but gradually starts blowing warmer air, this tells you that it is low on refrigerant or the air filter is restricted or that you have a number of vents closed or restricted. Inspect these items. Inform the technician what you did and I just saved you $150.00 in troubleshooting!



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