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Aporte original por: jayeff ,


Hi @timc24601 ,

Presumably the evaporators were not icy cold to the touch and also that the compressor was not too hot to touch?

Check for oily residues below the compressor or on the condenser coils. If there are any it may indicate a refrigerant leak. There is a lubricating oil in with the refrigerant that is used to lubricate the compressor and if there is a leak in the sealed system, the refrigerant will escape to the air unnoticed but the oil leaves a trace.

You may have to get the high/low pressures in the sealed system tested, to find out what and where the problem is. It could be a blockage or a lack of refrigerant or even a faulty compressor.

I say “may have to get” because depending on your location, due to environmental regulations regarding the handling of refrigerant gases you need a licenced repairer to test the sealed system.