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Old 01-21-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
jwible204
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well guys, im pretty sure i just made a $45 paper weight... starting bending the coil, and a hissing noise comes out... immediately i go for the duct tape, but idk how that'll fare
unfortunately, i think you're screwed. plug it in and turn it on, if the cools don't become very cold within a few minutes then it's probably ruined.



 
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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they got cool, but the hissing started back up... not sure if there is anyway to stop it... also, hope that gas isn't toxic X_X



 
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:41 PM   #13
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It's not toxic. I'm sorry to hear about your bad luck. My epic stubbornness at this point would not allow it to become a paperweight. Theres a chance the tube could be repaired, the bigger problem for you is recharging the refrigerant. There are no service ports like there are on a car (though I think there are tubes found on the compressor that are used for the factory fill. Anywho, you might find a repair facility capable of fixing and/or recharging it. I mean if you just dropped 2-hundies, it's worth spending a little more to try and recover your investment.

But wait... is it continuously hissing? Because I can't believe the thing would have enough charge to leak for very long. (A Dodge Caravan with rear A/C will empty itself quite quickly with a pinhole leak, and this ain't no Dodge Caravan) Could it just be kinked? Give us a 20 minute update!

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:52 PM   #14
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I mean I think it is cracked... although I couldn't pinpoint a hole. But I'll plug it in and see if it gets cool... how would I tell the difference b/w a kink and a crack??? they sound similar?

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:01 PM   #15
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Well an external leak will hiss, but so will an internal orifice caused by a kink.. but in a muffled sort of fashion. The shape of the tube is sort of the give away, does it look kinked? Or does it look stressed?

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #16
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meh, it didn't look like either to me, but then it went HISSSSSSSSSSS

lol, idk. i think i just blew $45

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #17
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also, i think it is cracked b/c i was inhaling all those smell goods...

 
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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Just curious, where you able to find a repair facility or did you make junk?
Again, sorry it didn't work out!
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #19
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trying to get my HVAC friend out to check it out...



 
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