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My air conditioning doesnt work. I recently had my freon recharged.

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My air conditioning doesn't work...
My air conditioning doesn't work. I recently had my freon recharged. It worked fine for a few months, then it wouldn't get cold. I took it back and they said they had to add more freon...they didn't say anything about finding any leaks. It is not working now. Just warm air coming in. Help!!
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Mechanic for Acura: Steve, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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If it worked fine for a couple months and stopped would think you do have a leak in the system somewhere especially since that added more refrigerant.
I would suggest taking it back and make sure they do inspect the system for leaks.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
They said they didn't find a leak. Their reason for adding more refrigerant was they initially didn't add enough to produce the right pressure for the system (or somthing like that). Isn't it a requirement to check for leaks before adding more refrigerant?
Mechanic for Acura: Steve, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
It should be,yes. Our shop always adds a fluorescent dye foe leak checking.
If there were no leaks it should not have needed to recharged in the first place.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
So is this the only reason why my AC wouldn't be working? Are there no other possible root causes?
Mechanic for Acura: Steve, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
does the compressor come on at all? The hot water valve could also cause a problem if it does not work properly. That also should have been checked when the air conditioning was checked.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I will definitely check if the compressor comes on. But from the sound of it, I am going to have to take it in. Thanks for your help!
Mechanic for Acura: Steve, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
No problem.
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