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    Question Air Condition repair?

    So I have 2 units at my house. The upstairs unit is awesome, the downstairs not so much. We have a big open living room so I attribute most of my problems to that, but on Monday I had someone come out and check my Freon. It was about 1-1/2 lb low so he filled it, checked some other things (said all looked good, also not my normal AC guy) and was on his way. All week it was working great, today not so much. The big copper tube outside where you fill the Freon at was not as cold today as it was in the past, and the vents were blowing air out at about 73 deg (all week they were at about 65, not using a great thermometer to check) I checked the capacitor the other day since I replaced the capacitor in my upstairs unit, but I did not check it today, but but the blowers, fans and filters all seem fine. I don't think I have any ice in the evaporator coil, but I don't know. I turned off the unit tonight just to make sure if I do have ice, it gets all night to melt.
    So really in theory everything is working, but it isn't working as well as it did all week and I have no idea why.
    Anyone with any experience have any ideas? I am running out of ideas, and $$

    Thanks

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    I assume you are talking a central air system? If so it sounds like it's your compressor - and unfortunately they are not cheap to replace. The part is only about $150 - and many times are under warranty (mine was last year when ours blew). But for the service to replace it was $650 (and I had an estimate as high as $1000).

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    Like Jane say's, it could be the compressor or a system fault. Possible low on gas (refrigerent) or a sensor/thermostat fault.

    You did the right thing by switching it off over night to defrost, just incase ther's a ice blockage thats causing the non-cirulation of air.

    Is the compessor running? If it is and there's no ice on the evap' then you have a system fault.

    Compressor is'nt running - faulty compressor or sensor/thermostat.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I just woke up to use the bathroom and decided to turn it back out. Outside Temp is saying 71 degrees, and I am getting 65 degrees at the vent. Here is hoping that a system reset and/or ice melting has helped....I doubt it cause crap seems to not be easy for me

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    Hey Furgus, I recently had a guy make some repairs to mine, I only mention this because he was very good, did not charge for the diagnosis visit, and is not too far from you in Orange. I will PM his details if wanted.
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    The other thing that can happen is the drain line can get clogged with algae, this will cause your pan to fill and some A/C pans have a float switch that will trigger. If you leave it off some of the water evaporates and the unit will work for several hrs until the pan refills and triggers it off again.

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    Leak at my evaporator coil. 5-700 bucks to fix, sad panda

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    Crapass. Could have been worse mate, at least a leak is a easy fix and re-gas. Can't believe they charge so much, unless they're changing the whole evaporator.

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    Not sure what he's going to do. The guy who came the other day was not my normal AC guy, my normal AC is coming to the house Friday to assess the damage and fix it if he can. If he can't he'll replace the coil next week sometime. I foresee no game purchases for awhile if that happens...

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    What is this "air-conditioner" you people speak of?

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