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Old 06-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
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You're in luck if the compressor is working, everything else is small business but woud appear that it's time you call out a technician to diagnose your problem. You could have air leaks or you could have a dirty evaporator coil or an improperly charged system or all three.

I can't tell from here. If you have an access panel which would normally be located on the transition from the furnace to the coil ( if you have a furnace versus an air handler) than you can open that panel and take a look to see if the coil is dirty. If you have an air handler (one piece with the blower motor and wheel along with the evaporator coil) in it then you can simply remove the door at the evaporator to check and see.

How dirty does the condenser appear to be? Is there grass and dirt built up on it?

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Old 06-14-2011, 07:41 PM   #17
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:27 PM   #18
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:46 PM   #23
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I'd say it's about time you call a technician out. Ask them if your system is a flowrator or txv refrigerant metering device, located at the evaporator so indoors. Then ask for the TARGET SUPERHEAT and/or TARGET SUBCOOL charge needed for this system. There is a formula for each and some manufacturers have the data printed on their data plates of their condensers. Have both indoor and outdoor coils checked (and cleaned as needed) and ducts checked for any leaks (return airs too) as well as their insulation and have an air flow static pressure test performed to ensure your system is receiving proper air flow as if it's not then there is no point in trying to charge it with refrigerant as it will NEVER be right.

In other words, have a complete system check up and tell the company on the phone what you are wanting as you do not want half rear end work being performed as half of the problem is just that. And be prepared to pay for the services.

At this point that's my best advice until you post some pics of the coils.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #25
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They came out and had to add about 4lbs of refrigerant, his sniffy wasn't working so he said hell have to come back out to search for a leak. Seems to be working now, for how long? Who knows.....hopefully until its time for me to decide on a home warranty for the next year.

I didnt see your post of all to ask for until now, he's already left... the downstairs is now blowing at about 59 degrees trying to cool it down
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They came out and had to add about 4lbs of refrigerant, his sniffy wasn't working so he said hell have to come back out to search for a leak. Seems to be working now, for how long? Who knows.....hopefully until its time for me to decide on a home warranty for the next year.

I didnt see your post of all to ask for until now, he's already left... the downstairs is now blowing at about 59 degrees trying to cool it down

yOU DON'T NECCASSARILY NEED A LEAK DETECTOR AKA "SNIFFY THING", I PREFER NITROGEN. PUMP THE REFRIGERANT INTO THE COMPRESSOR AND CLOSE IT OFF AND SHOOT NITROGEN INTO THE LINESET AND COIL. YOU CAN HEAR THE LEAK ONCE YOU SHOOT ENOUGH PSI INTO IT. MOST LIKELY IT'S THE EVAPORATOR COIL AND IT WILL NEED REPLACING BUT YOU COULD GET LUCKY AND IT'S JUST A LEAK AT A WEAK WELD SOMEWHERE BUT AT LEAST YOU NOW KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS SO GOOD. AND 59 DEGREES IS DAMN GOOD, A GOOD INDICATION THAT YOUR COILS ARE MOSTLY CLEAN AND YOUR AIR FLOW IS GOOD.

I NEVER USE LEAK DETECTORS AND I HAVE THREE.

SORRY FOR THE CAPS, I WAS ALREADY INTO IT WHEN I NOTICED IT WAS LOCKED.

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