From what you describe, you're bout to release all the freon. This is a job
for a licensed tech, not for a home owner.
If you do proceed, you risk the draconian and somewhat severe 5 years and
what was it, like $25,000 fine from Environmental Protection Agency.
If you had the tools to vacuum and recharge, you wouldn't have bothtered to
ask, you woulda just gone ahead and done it.
Call an AC guy instead of doing it yourself.
Christopher A. Young
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