Lennex 10ACB60-5P Leakage

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  1. Jun 29, 2013 #1

    TOSHIUZAWA65

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    Hi, while trimming shrubs this morning, I punctured the bottom of black outside cover ( see photo @ black spot) and I believe all refrigerants came out (sorry for ozone & global warming:(). It took for 5~10 minuets.
    Please advise if I should repair or buy a new unit. For your info, we moved in this brand new house in July, 1997 and we did not have any problems since then other than replaced a fuse.
    Thank you,

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    To replace the unit will cost a lot because you have to switch over to latest Freon and that will require all new components of the A/C system.
    Your cheapest course of action is to have the hole repaired, change the dryer/filter and recharge with MO-99 (synthetic R22).
     
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    kok328,
    Thank you very much. I will ask to repair / replace any damaged parts. Please you tell me what price range is reasonable to repair? $1~2K?
    Thanks again.
     
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    Depending on your locale, it may cost anywhere from $300 - $600.
     
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    kok328,
    Sorry but I found that the tube in condenser coils was damaged by the trimming saw when I opened the unit this morning: not the compressor and that is to make sense. Again, can I replace it? please also advise any price range if you know.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Yes, I understand what happened, it is unfortunately common.
    All information provided is in relation to a bad coil.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 #7

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    This unit most likely has R22 Freon in it. The R22 is very expensive now.
    If it is a 1997 unit, replace it with a R410A Higher SEER outside unit and A coil. If your furnace is the same one from 1997, probably replace it too.
    I replaced the 2 systems in my house from 1996 last year. Lower power bills and I dont have to be subjected to all the other parts going bad little by little. Shop around for a reputable company. Wide range of prices. I did my units with American Standard and Trane (same parent company) for about 4500.ea with a 10 yr parts and labor warranty.
     
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    kok328,
    Thank you.
     
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    Housedoctor57,
    I will research to replace a new system instead of repair, too.
    Thank you
     

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