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My ac condenser developed a leak in the valve that connects…

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My ac condenser developed...

My ac condenser developed a leak in the valve that connects to the tank inside the condenser. Is it fixable or do i have to replace the entire system. Is ducane a reliable brand?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

About 3 weeks

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No, I can barely hold a hammer

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

My unit is 9 yrs old Brand is Air Ease

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS hvac QUALIFIED and he tried to sorder the split in the valve but it did not work

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: HVAC
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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 6 months ago
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The valve can be replaced but may prove expensive.Refrigerant will have to e recovered, valve sweated out and new one welded in vacuum pulled,filter drier installed and recharged.

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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 6 months ago

Ducane is made by Lennox as a non branded unit to sell to dealers who are not "Lennox" dealers. They are reliable but a lot less expensive than a true Lennox.

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HVAC Technician: airheatman, HVAC Technician replied 6 months ago

Airease is also a Lennox produce, just sold under a different name

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