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Old 08-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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My 6 year old Sears 90% A/C unit ran out of Freon in May, I have a service contract to repair appliances by electric company(EC). They (EC) came out and charged it and said it had a leak somewhere but leak repair is not covered in the plan. I had a HVAC company come out and put the dye in at a cost of $150. 3 weeks later it stopped cooling again so I had HVAC company come out. They said the leak is in the A-coil and recharged it. They charged another $300. They quoted $1200 to replace A-coil. I called electric company and asked if they would cover that and they said they don't replace coils because they mean the compressor is bad and coils will continue going bad! Sears says warranty is up so I'm SOL! Water is leaking through the ceiling so I have to make a decision soon! The same thing was happening 6 years ago so I invested in the new upstairs A/C unit! Now that the warranty on the new unit has expired it's happening again. Could it be a glitch in the system? The unit has to be upside down in a closet with pipes going above the ceiling to drain across my garage. Maybe I should just run ductwork up from the main unit in my basement and trash this one? I spent $16,000 on the 2 A/C and furnace units! Help! I'm recently widowed and have to make my own decisions.

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A compressor will not make an evaporator coil leak........ The EC is bs-ing you. I would get a new a-coil for a 6 year old system.

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yep, replace the coil. The compressor is not bad and causing the coil to leak.
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