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The evaporator on my central a/c unit is iced over.

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The evaporator on my central a/c unit is iced over.   Any likely causes?   Ice entends also on refridgerant coils to outside of the house.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chuck G. replied 9 years ago.
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The only thing that causes this condition is lack of air flow over the coil. There could be a couple of things wrong.
Is the fan running? Is the filter clean? Possible that the A coil is plugged with lint and dirt.
Shut the unit down and let the ice defrost completely. You dont want to run it this way , the frost back to the condensing unit may damage the compressor.
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