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Get a second opinion and pricing. Did he say the compressor was shot? The compressor could have serious damage,or not, running all day w/o refrig. What kind of warranty is in effect on this one anyway? A repalcement compressor would have its own warranty. A new 13 seer unit is a good choice, with new coil of course, but they cost a lot and insurance may only pay for repair of old unit.
Originally Posted by hummer28
I have repaired many major leaks and watched the original compressors continue to operate 10 years later. I see no reason to replace oil, but thorough evacuation, add a dryer, and test the oil to see if it looks bad. If you get an ins. check for repair, don't cash it or sign off until the repair has gone at least 30 days without problems.
If you haven't run the a/c for several months there would be no increase on your bill related to the damage, unless it was a heatpump. The Tech? should have known this.
Last edited by ZZZRSC; 04-04-2008 at 04:27 PM.
File a report, then turn it in to the insurance company, They can also pay to have the coil changed indoors since it will not match the outdoors "13 seer"
BTW, do you all think it is necessary to change the indoor coil?
I have seen and done many test on 10 seer coils, pistons systems, by just changing the piston size to make them run very well on 13 seer condensers.
From what I hear there are several companies that are looking at dropping the TXV and heading back to the piston.