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Old 06-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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I have a Rheem 3 ton R410A split system. The valve stem on the suction side has a small leak. Is there a way to repair the stem with out replacing the valve or loosing the charge? It is leaking from around the stem on the service valve where you use a allen key to open and close the service valve

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Old 06-10-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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the stem can be tightened. there is a tool that will tighten it. may be able to get one at a bike repair shop. if the doesnt work the stem can be replaced...but you will lose all the charge then

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Thanks for the reply, but what I am talking about is not the schrader valve. It is leaking from around the stem on the service valve where you use a allen key to open and close the service valve. I hope I explained myself better?
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there is no easy fix for that. i would seal up the cap that covers the allen wrench port
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