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No power surge

6 years maybe, no power surge recently, not since the problem started.

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First try to clean the unit, if the problem was still there and does not give a cooling, now the unit must have to be filled again with a preon, this could be nothing in there and to be replace..

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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