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    Need to replace Eavp. coil?

    Turned out that my 7 year old AC stopped working off and on this summer. Had PSEG run a dye test which indicated a leak in the evap coil. So PSEG refilled the R410a refrigerant once and the AC is running since then. Now PSEG is telling me to replace the Evap coil (3T) as well as the condenser (2.5T).

    Didn't expect this unpleasant surprise now. Quite unprepared for this big expense. Trying to minimize the repair/replacement cost.

    Do I need to replace both? or can I get by with replacing only the evap coil (3T)?

    Need to hear from your experience.
    Thanks.

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    No reason to replace entire system. Just the coil itself. If system was registered for warranty at install, and you are original owner, the coil itself may be under warranty.
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    Thanks Comfort.

    Getting some relief now.

    what's the price range that I should be prepared for to replace the evap coil (3T) including parts, labor, refill and follow up checking?

    Thanks again.

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    I would base the decision of replace or repair on how well it was installed and how was it maintained and repaired over the years.
    I have repaired 30+ year old heat pump systems that were still doing well and I have replaced 10 year old systems that had been hacked to pieces with poorly executed repairs and were trashed.
    Usually i would replace an evaporator coil if that is all that was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamp2291 View Post
    Thanks Comfort.

    Getting some relief now.

    what's the price range that I should be prepared for to replace the evap coil (3T) including parts, labor, refill and follow up checking?

    Thanks again.
    No pricing allowed on here.

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    ok no problem.
    Thanks.

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    Only reason to replace the outdoor unit is the dye put in it. But I still wouldn't. 7 years old isn't that old. For an indoor coil leak, yes. To replace the A/C, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamp2291 View Post
    Turned out that my 7 year old AC stopped working off and on this summer. Had PSEG run a dye test which indicated a leak in the evap coil. So PSEG refilled the R410a refrigerant once and the AC is running since then. Now PSEG is telling me to replace the Evap coil (3T) as well as the condenser (2.5T).

    Didn't expect this unpleasant surprise now. Quite unprepared for this big expense. Trying to minimize the repair/replacement cost.

    Do I need to replace both? or can I get by with replacing only the evap coil (3T)?

    Need to hear from your experience.
    Thanks.
    P S E G should stay out of our field.

    Hire a different contractor, get a second opinion of the leak and replacement options.

    Nothing wrong with DYE IF used properly.

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    Thanks to all of you for confirming the next step.

    This is a Coleman unit.

    I am getting a lot of other brand options for the Evap coil like York, Rheem, Lennox. How do I know if all or any of them would be compatible with the Coleman coil?
    Any guidelines?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamp2291 View Post
    Thanks to all of you for confirming the next step.

    This is a Coleman unit.

    I am getting a lot of other brand options for the Evap coil like York, Rheem, Lennox. How do I know if all or any of them would be compatible with the Coleman coil?
    Any guidelines?
    Thanks.
    York is johnson controls which also makes Coleman.
    If the contractor knows what he's doing another brand can be made to work but matching is a plus.

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    If you didn't want another JCI coil, there are 2 "3rd party" coil manufacturers that should work fine. ADP and Aspen. We've used ADP before they were called that.

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    Hey friends, came back again to confirm one more thing.
    Looks like we are getting replacement with Rheem Evap. Coil on the Air Conditioner.

    Looking at the manual, I don't see any registration card.
    Is there an webpage where I can enter the serial/model number of the coil and register the equipment?

    Please advise.
    Thanks much in advance.

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    Who is doing this work?

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    How are they matching a Rheem coil with a Coleman outdoor unit?
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    yes the contractor measured everything already. seems to be alright. will know more next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamp2291 View Post
    Hey friends, came back again to confirm one more thing.
    Looks like we are getting replacement with Rheem Evap. Coil on the Air Conditioner.

    Looking at the manual, I don't see any registration card.
    Is there an webpage where I can enter the serial/model number of the coil and register the equipment?

    Please advise.
    Thanks much in advance.
    Looks like the system never got registered initially as if it was no reason to install a Rheem coil on a Coleman system or this company never cared to check. Check yourself. May be able to match a coil if OD unit is still current using AHRI web site. What do you have? a furnace with a cased or uncashed coil or a Air Handler.

    http://www.colemanac.com/Residential/warranties

    Discusses leaking copper coil on units installed from 2008-2017

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