What are the signs of a bad AC condenser?

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asked Jun 13 in Maintenance/Repairs by Ruhbarbe (280 points)
What are the signs of a bad AC condenser?

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answered Jun 14 by Larry S (19,660 points)
i'm assuming you mean an ac condenser on a central ac and not on a vehicle since this is in the home and garden section?

If a homes central ac condenser is going bad you should notice corrosion and the aluminum fins corroding away exposing the copper or aluminum tubes on the condenser.

If the fins on the condenser are missing the ac won't cool the house down properly and then eventually the copper or aluminum tubes on the condenser could get little pinholes and leak the refrigerant out.

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