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The first thing I would check is the system pressure while the unit is running and see if it may be going out on high or low pressure. Often if you are very low on refridgerant thelow pressure line will start to frost. Check condensor coils and clean if neede.Make sure that your return air filter is clean, if not replace it. If you can get access to A-coil then check it and clean as needed. If you have not done so try turning your thermostat up a few degrees higher then you would normally. Hope this helps you. Thanks

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