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Old 05-28-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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it's a new coil, they replaced it last year. POS system for sure

RD, I pm'ed ya.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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better late than never.. finally found a camera (a VERY bad camera at that) and took two pictures. The drier came out fine, but the overall shot is awful because I can't focus the camera. It gives a good enough idea of its location though.

What's a reasonable price for a 5 year A/C plan?-s2010027.jpg

What's a reasonable price for a 5 year A/C plan?-s2010028.jpg
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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My heat pump is in the condenser. While I can see it if the fan is off, there's no way I could get up and personal like that unless I took the outer shell off. Is your drier with the main unit in the attic (or seemingly an hvac closet in your case?) And is the coil you speak of freezing at the condenser or in the attic (or closet) as well? Pardon my ignorance on the subject of A/C. I learn as I go.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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that's the inside box where the inside (cooling) coil, fan, and heating elements are. I'm not an expert either and am also learning as I go. They blew out the pan and added about 3/4 pound of freon to the system. Not sure if that was actually necessary, but I'll figure that out later. I think the small amount of icing was caused by the filter getting wet and blocking most of the airflow across the coil. The design of the system is beyond retarded when it comes to the filters position. I still have another year on the warranty, so hopefully it will break one more time before it expires.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Icing up usually means low on refrigerant. When they come out make dang sure that they fix the leak and not just add refrigerant. It may be dirty too. Can you look and see your coil? Take a flashlight and see how dirty it is, you can use a brush and very lightly clean the coil, just be sure to go with the coil and not against it so you don't bend them over causing them to close up. A toilet brush works well for this. They also make a cleaner you spray on your coil but I'm don't know the name or where to buy it (I will try to find out for ya).

I just cleaned the evap coil on mine yesterday. A friend of mine owns a good A/C company and loaned me the cleaner. Just sprays on with a water bottle, and then foams - the foam pushes all the dirt, etc out of the fins and then you can rinse everything off. I had to brush some of the areas, but did it gently. No bent fins!

I did have to work on my main drain line, there was an obstruction somewhere. Amazing what an air compressor can do!
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