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Refrigerant Leaks problem

Does anyone know what will be the causes behind the refrigerant leakage in the air conditioner and how to overcome this problem?

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  • GWGW Posts: 2,975Member
    Leak---it's the indoor coil, the outdoor coil, or the piping that connects the two coils. It could be basic mechanical failure of the braze joints that make up an ac system. it could be the thin-wall copper tube has failed (pin hole). It could be a leak in the piping (the original installer).

    To overcome- find the leak and fix it. This is normally a job for the hvac pros, unless you want to get some expensive tools. If it's R22, don't bother, get the new ac system installed.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    www.wilsonph.com
    [email protected]
  • IronmanIronman Posts: 4,223Member
    edited July 4
    "How to overcome the problem": call a COMPETENT pro. It's not something that a HO has the training, tools, experience or license to do.
    Bob Boan







    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • GBartGBart Posts: 329Member
    GW said:

    Leak---it's the indoor coil, the outdoor coil, or the piping that connects the two coils. It could be basic mechanical failure of the braze joints that make up an ac system. it could be the thin-wall copper tube has failed (pin hole). It could be a leak in the piping (the original installer).

    To overcome- find the leak and fix it. This is normally a job for the hvac pros, unless you want to get some expensive tools. If it's R22, don't bother, get the new ac system installed.

    If it's 22 is can still be fixed, go to an alternative refrigerant, NU22b works fine if you charge it right.
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 545Member
    call a pro leaks are hard to find ,need someone with experience and if its r22, you can covert to 407c an ozone friendly refrigerant
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • GBartGBart Posts: 329Member

    call a pro leaks are hard to find ,need someone with experience and if its r22, you can covert to 407c an ozone friendly refrigerant

    Right, many companies are using different R22 replacements, R22 equipment is still being sold and will be around, there are millions of them. 410 is an interim replacement, it isn't very good, it was R32 but they decided that 32 is so volatile they'd add 125 to lower that but it makes it less efficient and raises pressures, now the rest of the world is going R32, go figure.
  • dennispalmerdennispalmer Posts: 10Member
    Thanks guys for your valuable suggestions. I'll definitely go through your suggestions.
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