By: Caroline Acebedo
Did you know that your leaking copper condenser or evaporator might be repairable? In most cases, aluminum or multi-flow condensers cannot be flushed or repaired. However, if your condenser or evaporator is copper, that is a different story.
First, we pressure test the condenser and immerse it into water to pinpoint the leak. Soap can also be used to help pinpoint the leak’s exact location. Once we determine exactly where the leak is, we can repair it by brazing the leaking area. Once repaired, we pressurize the core under about 300 lbs. of pressure and submerge it into water again. If there are bubbles when the core is submerged, we know the core is still leaking. We can also replace the ends if the fittings are damaged.
This is something to consider before you purchase a new core.