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How do you find freon leaks?


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#1 bimbbobway

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

I have tried many different methods over the last 15 years. As my business gets bigger and new people come on board the one thing that plagues us is freon leaks. I'm looking for feedback from every one to see how do you find the leak in a sealed system?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

Best way I have used is the whirlpool filter driers with the UV dye pellet...braze one in place, be sure to run some freon thru it when recharging to rupture the pellet.
come back a few days later with a blacklight and yellow glasses and start searching. Supposedly will reveal leaks as small as 1/2 oz per year.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

... Best way I have used is the whirlpool filter driers with the UV dye pellet....

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

I've used a lot of different methods, I haven't used the one listed above, it sounds like the best bet and most accurate.  I wish they had that when they had a factory service.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

 I check the amps on the compressor to find if its a high or low side leak.Then nitrogen an cal blue plus.If still no luck dunk the evaporator in water.






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