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Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2015

9 pounds of freon leaked out of eighteen month old AC costing $332 to replace. Is this normal or reasonable?

Could this be a problem with the original installation? The freon is R410A, and was not covered by the ten year parts warranty. The AC is a Ruud.

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4 Answers


The price is in line,for our area. They should have found the leak, and repaired it. I would insist the tell you where the leak is or was,and get it repaired..

The leak could be due to a connection made when they replaced it. If it was a failed part that was leaking, the manufacturer doesn't cover the cost of refrigerant.


Answered 4 years ago by BayAreaAC


As BayAreaAC said, cost is within normal range - but your unit should not leak down more than a pound every few years at the most in normal operation of a modern (less than about 15 years old) sealed compressor unit - anything more is a leak that should have been fixed BEFORE refilling, otherwise the repairman is just throwing away your money.

Depending on WHAT leaked, could have been a defective part like a leaky Schrader valve - or could have been an installation error like a poor solder joint, improperly made up threaded connection, etc.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD


It is only reasonable if they repaired the leak. Sounds like the leak was from the installation and may have been under warranty. If the leak was not repaired this time you will face another bill to recharge the system in the future.

Answered 4 years ago by PoppyRoss


yes it is

there should be NO LEAKS ever

call whoever put it in and tell them to repair it of your going to file a complainte with the EPA and the state licencing board

and they will be happy to repair it no charge

Answered 4 years ago by williamk

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