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Old 04-27-2011, 09:45 AM  
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Default Repairing a heat pump

Was told that it was not wise to repair a leak in a heat pump that has emptied itself of freon. That the moisture inside couldn't be completely removed and that new freon and moisture would gum up the system. Only option is a new system. Any truth?


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Old 04-27-2011, 10:44 AM  
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Completely False.
A/C systems are repaired and recharged all the time.
You just have to find someone that knows what their doing.


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And who told you this?
What they told you is wrong, but there are cases where the unit will need replacing when it leaks down. EG; if the coils or lines are so badly corroded, rusted out compress dome, salt water corrosion.
Any A/C tec can vacate (get rid of the water inside) the system with a simple vacuum pump, recharge and check for leaks. That's A/C repair 101.
There is nothing inside an A/C system to gum up. There's Freon and a small amout of oil to lubricate the pump that's it.
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Repair the leak, purge with nitrogen, install a new filter/dryer, charge with freon and your good to go.
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