The first step in repairing an air conditioner leaking Freon is to find the leak and stop it. This is a difficult process because it requires the use of special tools and equipment. Also, it is not a long-term fix as it will weaken your system from the moment of the first leak. However, it is possible to do the repair yourself using a simple kit. If you do not have the necessary tools or equipment, consult a qualified professional.
A Freon leak will be difficult to spot without the help of a specialist. The leak is usually in the copper lines, valve core, and compressor bypass. Some common places where the gas is leaking are the “U” connectors, the copper tubing, and the Schrader valve. The electrical connection to the compressor body is another common location for a leak. To find a leak, you can use a flashlight and a magnifying glass. The next step is to replace the damaged part.
If you can’t find the leak, you can take a look at the various parts that make up the AC. Most commonly, a leak is in the evaporator coil and the line set. A person can damage the line set or use a lawnmower to poke it, which will lead to a leak. Afterwards, you should check the Schrader valve core to see if they are leaking Freon.
If you are in the East Valley area including Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and the surrounding area and need help with Air Conditioner Repair contact us for help.