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Samsung Airconditioner AW109AB

I have a problem with this Samsung A/C unit. It builds up frost on the finns behind the air filter. It covers the finns completely and the a/c does not cool as good. What do I do?

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First is to make sure that your air filter is clean so you can move adequate air. If it is already clean, then you have a freon leak. The unit could be repaired by an a/c tech but repairs are almost always more costly than purchasing a new unit (I assume this is a window unit)

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