Yo guys - my central A/C just shit itself. Not blowing cold air & the indoor line is freezing up.

Yo guys - my central A/C just shit itself. Not blowing cold air & the indoor line is freezing up. Capacitor looks good & condensing unit fan runs fine, but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. Any ideas what to check next?

Also why the frick do I have to wait 5 minutes before starting a thread?? This captcha system sucks.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also why the frick do I have to wait 5 minutes before starting a thread??
    because you should be posting in

    [...]

    instead of shitting up the board with single-question threads that are going to get sub-10 replies before falling off the board in a week or so.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shitting up the board with single-question threads that are going to get sub-10 replies before falling off the board in a week or so.

      you thread nazis are entirely full of shit. this is what the board is for numbnutz. why don't you go frickoff to your beloved stupid question general and let us frick with OP, as PrepHole intended all along.

      anyway OP, if the indoor line is freezing up that means the drain has some debris in it. turn the refrigerator off for long enough for the ice to melt then clear the drain hole.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks! I hadn't thought about the drain hole, will check it tonight.

        Have you checked for continuity across the flux capacitor?

        I did but accidentally got transported to 1985 and had to work with a crazy scientist with a time traveling car to get back to today.

        not enough refrigerant in the lines, evaporator might be iced over.

        Yeah, I'm thinking it's probably this. Guess I'll have to call someone out if the condensate drain is clear.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That reddit general is just 2 or 3 blowhards who barely kow what outside is giving always horrible advice

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's every thread on this board. If OP posted with a pepe image he'd be in line with half of the dogshit threads on this board.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, but you have a far better chance of reaching someone who knows what theyre talking about if make an actual thread
          No one worth your time will ever be in the questions thread

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Okay Mr. Backseat Janny

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eat shit and die. This board moves way too slow. You don't need to corral everyone into a single thread.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you checked for continuity across the flux capacitor?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not enough refrigerant in the lines, evaporator might be iced over.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the indoor line is freezing up
    Low on refrigerant.

    Shut outside unit (condenser) off
    Run inside fan to blow air across the frozen coil to help thaw it.
    It will have to be thawed to be able to recharge.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    komfpressor

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate this call above all others. If residential it’s some fricktard with 12 dogs inside their home who’s never hear of an air filter. If commercial it’s some butthole who can’t understand what “Melt the ice before having us come out” means.
    >what the frick do you mean you can’t fix it today?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i always change my filters!
      >shagcarpetinthefilterrack.jpeg

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also why the frick do I have to wait 5 minutes before starting a thread?? This captcha system sucks.
    Huh?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP is exaggerating. when phone posting, you sometimes have to wait 1 whole minute before you can post.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, I posted from my PC and somehow failed the first captcha so hard that it put me on a 600 second time out.

        UPDATE: HVAC guy said I lost half my refrigerant, it's R-22, and he's recommending replacing the entire system. So, not great.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >get a new system

          Man I sure do love those hvac Black folk

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he's recommending replacing the entire system.
            There are several 'drop-in' replacements for R-22.
            NU-22 (R-422B) is the one I use most. The company says to recover the remaining R-22 from the system so they aren't mixed.
            Another refrigerant I use when the supplier is out of NU-22 is R-407C. Either will work fine, just don't mix them.
            If it was my unit, I would repair the leak, buy a jug of R-422B or R407C, and recharge it.
            If it's still a solid working unit, $500 isn't much to pay for the extension of it's life.

            >still trying to ride the 22 traiin when we're moving into a2ls
            it isnt the 90s anymore, 12 seer does not cut it in this energy-starved world. know when to cut your losses and get something modern, efficient, something with a warranty

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Hard to disagree with you for residential AC equipment. For commercial, it’s a mixed bag. There are massive R22 chillers that would be prohibitively expensive to replace, it’s somehow cheaper to add R22 when needed. Recently I looked at 23~ year old bottle cooler at a bar with a bad leak, R22, beat up coils, box in bad shape. Leak in the cap tube, might as well replace the evaporator too. Then you have to add POE and convert it to 407C, and hope the compressor doesn’t die next month. Or they buy a new Chinesium cooler that uses HC’s and will die in 5 years anyway

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he's recommending replacing the entire system.
          There are several 'drop-in' replacements for R-22.
          NU-22 (R-422B) is the one I use most. The company says to recover the remaining R-22 from the system so they aren't mixed.
          Another refrigerant I use when the supplier is out of NU-22 is R-407C. Either will work fine, just don't mix them.
          If it was my unit, I would repair the leak, buy a jug of R-422B or R407C, and recharge it.
          If it's still a solid working unit, $500 isn't much to pay for the extension of it's life.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    change your filter
    if the filter is clean, make sure your drain isn't clogged
    if the drain isn't clogged, you're probably low on refrigerant
    if you have an R22 system, it's probably cheaper to just get a new system altogether than recharge it
    t. HVAC guy

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. Drain's clear, and I'm not moronic so I change the filter regularly. HVAC guy is coming out, and I'm guessing it'll probably be a recharge.

    Thanks for the advice, guys - I was just trying to make sure I didn't miss something obvious here.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      frick them, thank me and me only.

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