I have a Goodman U-36 Rev B evaporator unit installed in mid-2003 in
new construction. System suddenly stopped blowing cold air
overnight. Technician I called checks around, says there's no juice,
leak somewhere. He opens up the evaporator box, sprays for leaks, and
tells me there's a leak at the base of the A-coil. Bubbles appear
where the arrow points at:
Technician quotes me $800-900 after parts/labor to replace the
evaporator unit, even with the unit still under warranty. He also
says if he can't get the part locally, Goodman may have to manufacture
one in Texas, which may take a while.
My questions are 1) Do I really need a new evaporator unit? 2) Is the
quote in range? 3) Are there other models I can put in besides
Suddenly stopped blowing cold air overnight! Did he open the evaporator
box first, if so why?
Most leaks are slow leaks, - if it was cooling perfectly well a few
hours earlier, I question the techs finding.
It would have to be a bad manufacturing braze job that failed later.
There are a lot of ways to confirm a leak other than bubbles, did he
also use an electronic leak detector?
He said NO juice; all of it leaked out?
Those are copper coils & if he can get at the leak with his oxyacetylene
torch he ought to be able to remove the refrigerant & braze it.
Is the E-Coil still under warranty? If it is, why is he charging you 800
to 900 dollars to replace it?
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2) Is the
can put in besides
evaporator. You can use what matches the Goodman condensing unit.)
Come on, overnight doesn't normally mean overnight... ever talked to
Why does it cost 8-900 for a coil replacement????????
Are you going to do it for FREE?????????
When it's installed in 2003???????
sounds like horseshit to me. how can a system have no juice & yet
still produce bubbles?
also sounds like the technician is making a hefty sales commission on
a part supposedly under warranty. oh wait, i know that answer....the
freon that has leaked out isnt covered, so his charge is for freon &
his labor which probably isnt included in the warranty
I recommend 2 things:
1) educate yourself on formicary corrosion- google it & look for the
pdf file by Carrier on this topic and
2) research this product :
I have been using it for 3 yrs now on everything from 2 ton machines
to 44 ton machines. Magically, the leaks stop.
The only negative aspect of this product is the technician is no
longer justified in raping the consumer, unless of course he's gifted
in the art of selling.
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