will a bad compressor taint your freon...

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Old 04-19-12, 04:10 PM
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will a bad compressor taint your freon...

and make the freon unuseable? a service guy told me that my compressor is bad and because it is bad that it tainted my freon. is this true?
 
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Old 04-19-12, 07:07 PM
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It depends on the kind of compressor failure. Mechanical, electrical, burn-out? AN acid test would tell you for sure. But why take the chance if you are replacing the compressor or putting a new unit in. That is a lot of money on either to risk with possible contaminated refrigerant.
 
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