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I have just replaced a Luxaire coil from 2013 under warranty from Luxaire (sort of). It appears that the new coil was manufactured in July of 2014 as the serial number starts with W1G4. This seems odd, why wouldn't the HVAC co/Luxaire replace the old coil with a more recently manufactured coil ( say, less than 6 mos old).

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I was told that the compressor had to be replaced , then that didn't work and I had to have a new connector ( it melted) which took days and days to get- each time the price for a 'warranty' repair keeps climbing....

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HVAC Technician: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 11 months ago
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Hello, coils are not used by the date of manufacture but by the dimensions, size and refrigerant metering for the coil. a few years or even a decade make no difference. Its not like food with an expiration date, its more like car tires matched buy size/

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On the other issues with the melted connector, if its a tube connection that is caused by grossly incompetent technicians, you would do well to limit your association with them.

This fits your experience of ever increasing prices and more problems, the outfit is in the bottom 5% of the industry as a rough guess.

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If you need to be coached through a full diagnosis/repair,and wiring etc. for up to two days, and wish to be trained to use test instruments...... that goes well beyond' Just a simple Answer' of course, and goes beyond what most other experts here offer.....rate my answer so far positively.. . and I will deliver that training and coaching to you All on the same dime so to speak.

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Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with trouble shooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.

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