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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
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Frierich wallmaster, runs , but not cooling. Unit is 5+

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Frierich wallmaster, runs , but not cooling. Unit is 5+ years old
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Customer: Suspect it needs coolant. Is that easy to do?
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Hello these systems are all welded tubing, if they need refrigerant, the leak has to be found and welded then the system evacuated using a deep vacuum pump, then the refrigerant replaced.

(this is unlike automobile ac, where there is a shaft seal that leaks slightly and adding refrigerant is an easy process).

Repairs on smaller units can cost more that just buying a new one, Friedrich is close to double the price of most other options .. so depending the size of your unit you could likely buy a new Amana or chinese brand for less than the repair costs.

If you can give me a model number of the Friedrich unit I can look it up and give you a more precise answer.