Question about Goodman CLJ30AR32 Air Conditioner
First, you need to complain to the owner about the tech not informing you that the freon would leak out again. It's addtional costs that were not explained to you. If he's a good guy, he may credit you something if you decide to use him to complete the repair. Otherwise, take your money to someone else. And be sure to tell you friends about how you were treated. Vote with your wallet.
Now, He was not totally correct about finding the leak. In 99% of cases, when a leak is in a system, a detector is used to "Smell" the freon and give a signal that there is a leak So, in this case, freon needs to be in the system. Once the leak is found and verified, there can be no freon present in the section of the system that is being repaired. To keep it short, just a big safety no-no. If the leak is in the indoor coil (evap), chances are, they will not repair it. They will try to sell you a new coil. Since yours is only 4 years old, there is the possibility that there may be some sort of pro-rated warranty from the manufacturer. One never knows, ask about it.
Now, repairing an indoor coil is not a good idea. If it leaks once, it's going to leak again.....and again.....and again. Just replace it as they have to do basically everything it takes to remove it to repair it. You should replace it since it is already out. I do not know of any company that will patch leaking evaps. Just bad business. Customers not happy as other leaks soon show up.
Finally, removing all the freon may not be necessary. Ask him about "Pumping down the system into the condensing unit". This can isolate the entire indoor coil and piping so a repair can be done with minimal lose of freon. Remember, it also depends where the leak is at. It may not be possible to do this in every case.
Good luck and hope this clears up some things for you.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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