Repairing a heat pump

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  1. Apr 27, 2011 #1

    cyras21

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    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?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 #2

    kok328

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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.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2011 #3

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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.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2011 #4

    kok328

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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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