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My unit works fine in temperture of high 80s. Anything above that it runs constantly for 5 to 7 hours. I do not remenber it doing this last summer.

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SOUNDS LIKE TO MUCH REFRIGERANT NOT LOW YOU SEE AS THE TEMPERATURE RISES SO DOES THE PRESSURE IN YOUR SYSTEM.THE HIGHER THE PRESSURE THE HIGHER THE DISCHARGE AIR TEMPERATURE.HAVE SOMEONE CHECK YOUR SUPER HEAT AND YOUR DELTA T

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Couple or reasons, Unit sized too small, plugged filter or low refrigerant. Have the unit cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician.

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