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Friedrich twin temp em24 l 34 won't cool or heat and ices up

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Friedrich twin temp em24 l 34 b won't cool or heat and ices up when turned on
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: Filter is clean. Adjusted the settings also
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Fan runs but blows hot air despite set to any of cold settings
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

Greetings, tell me if it is the indoor coil that ices or the outdoor coil.

I need to know about how old the unit is.

Assuming the coils are clean, a small refrigerant leak will result an icing condition, that will start on one corner of the cooling coil and work its way with frost across the entire coil.

If its blowing hot air and icing at the same time, that is usually bad heat pump controls, in which case it will be the coil on the back end of the unit that is icing.

Let me know what you can about that, we can go from there

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Purchased in 2010. Not used much. Located in mother in law apartment over garage. Lower left corner is icing.
Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

Thanks, it has a refrigerant leak that needs to be repaired, $350+ job, worth it though on an AC that large, and with only sight use,

Tell me which direction you are from the center of the nearest larger town or city and I will see if I can find a reasonable repair shop for you that does house calls on those,

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
West side of New Orleans (Metairie, LA 70003)
Expert:  Phil replied 2 months ago.

click here please, this is a well rated outfit, and in business there for 40 years, the odds are very good that they will treat you well

Let me know how it goes,

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