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Old 06-23-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Friedrich 's Lose Freon - Why ?


I have a 2006 Friedrich WS10B10A in my parents home that has been in service each season since install. This year we discovered it has lost most of its freon. Only the bottom few rows of coils get cold.

I have an SS14L10B that has been in storage for 5 years in a heated basement. It was only used for 2 seasons before storage. I tested it last year and it was still working. I checked it today thinking we'd install it in place of the WS and I discovered that it now has the same problem. Only the bottom few rows of coils get cold.

What is it about the 2006 / 2007 Friedrich 's that cause them to lose their freon so early in their service life? Is it a defective gasket?

Shop wants $285 to recharge plus $110 delivery back and forth. Seems like it is a lost cause because of the cost.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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I won't spend that much money to fix an 8 year old AC. You can get a new one around $450 Today.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #3
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A new Friedrich SS14N10A is $1049.00
A Friedrich CP15G10A is $559.00
An LG LW1514ER is $513.00
An Impecca (huh?) IWA15KSFP is $459.00

Which 14,000BTU unit did you find for $450 ?

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I won't spend that much money to fix an 8 year old AC. You can get a new one around $450 today.
Not to mention, it will be more efficient.

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Does anyone have any experience with Frigidaire wall units ?
FRA124HT or FFTA1233Q1

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I believe Your Friedrich WS10B10A is 10000 btu.
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You are 100% correct. It was always underpowered. It was cooling a dining room, living room, and kitchen and hallway.

But I am limited to 110VAC. No 220 in house.
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If 14000btu, yes, you may have to pay $500+. but still, I will not pay $395 to fix an 8 year old unit.

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