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Blog Title: What causes leakages in refrigerant lines in air conditioner?

Main Que: What causes leakages in refrigerant lines in air conditioner?

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  • Query By: Susan Douglas (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Date: 10/15/2016

Answer: Leakages in refrigerant lines are caused due to various reasons such as vibrations, worn service valves, machine stress, and mishandling the machine. These cause damages to the machine. Leaks in the refrigerant line could also be a manufacturing defect. Such leaks are not detected in the first year or the next year or two. It takes 4-7 years for such leaks to surface. More leakages are often seen in modern efficient machines compared to older models. This is because according to scientific theory thinner the object, the faster heat passes through. The thicknesses of copper in the refrigerant pipes have been reduced as a result they turn leaky easily.

  • Replied By: Clara Harlow (Raleigh, NC)
  • Replied Date: 10/17/2016