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Q: Air conditioner not working

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My air conditioner is not working.

A: If your AC has suddenly stopped working the...

If your AC has suddenly stopped working then a number of things may have gone wrong. If the air is flowing fine from the proper vents then the interior part of the system should be fine. If the air is simply not getting cold then the system may be low on refrigerant. A certified mechanic would typically install a set of pressure gauges to the AC system to see if it is low. If it is then the system can typically be recharged if it is just low. If it is empty then there is a leak. If the system is full then it may be a sensor or other electronic issue. You can have a certified mechanic inspect and repair your AC system to ensure that the proper repairs are done.

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