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Not cooling ESA3183 FRIEDRICH hi my question is that the unit does not work very well the filter freezes to the front of the unit even on a low setting how can i correct this ? any info .....will be thank full. thank you

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This only means low on freon or low air flow across the indoor coils , the unit probably needs a full cleanning and service!

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