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Have a Carrier AC Unit - Model FX4CNF018 - installed '09.

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Have a Carrier AC Unit - Model FX4CNF018 - installed '09.
Have had to add coolant on multiple occasions. Replaced capacitor twice.
Repairman says there is a leak. We could have it fixed, but there is a danger in soldering those tubes. Called another repairman for a second opinion. He said that model is notorious for only lasting 5 years or so. To replace it would be about $3800.00 with an American Standard with a 10 year warranty. Shouldn't we have received better service from this AC? If so, what can we do?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 4 months ago.

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They last longer than 5 years and an evaporator leak is where the leak is most likely, I would have that changed out. That repair should only be about(###) ###-####dollars far cheaper than a new unit. Unfortunately you would not have much recourse with Carrier as this could be a bad install they would say. I would though get it repaired by a reputable company in your area check Angie's list to find one.

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