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Does this sound right?

The top coil in the cooling unit has a leak from the fan blade hitting it. The unit has no freon in it.

A local company wants $600 to fix this. Sounds high to me.
 

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really? I just got a second quote for only $200. Although they did say they don't recommend the repair because it's a heat pump and has been running all winter and if there is moisture inside it will gum up the system.

For 200, you are not getting a repair, especially if the system has to be cleaned up after being exposed to the atmosphere.

I did one last week and it took 3 hours of vacuum and nitrogen to get the crap out of the system.

Just my labor is more than $200, and then add in new filter drier, vacuum to <500 microns, new refrigerant, start and test.....
 

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Done properly, you won't find any company doing it for 200 bucks. Sounds like they are going to cut corners, which will probably lead to it needing replaced shortly there after.
 
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