Hopefully I am stating the problem correctly. In plain terms, our air conditioning unit is not cooling. After calling our HVAC guy who installed the unit May 2010, he indicated that the capillary tube on the reversing valve solder joint was malfunctioning on the compressor. We have a heat pump. This caused all of the freon to leak from the unit. I was then told that we are covered for the replacement part however, we have to pay for labor plus the cost of 14 pounds of freon installed AGAIN at the tune of $ a pound. My questions is this, is it really a malfunctioning part or was the soldered joint a manufacturers defect. And just maybe the freon leakage occurred over time. We have had the unit just 1 year 3 months. After the hefty installation cost last year I believe that our cost is too steep when we have not had the unit 2 years. Please let me know your thoughts. Not happy about this. BTW the unit is a Rheem.