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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
18051 posts

A/C repair
First time I’m dealing with this. Unit is a 5 year and 1 month old Lennox. It’s not cooling very well so knew something was up.

Came with the new house. Called Lennox and it was a 5 year warranty of course.

An authorized retailer came by today and I have a leak and need a new coil, plus on the outdoor unit the fan motor and blade are loose and need to be replaced.

I never knew how expensive these things are. They offer a loyalty program that will waive all charges but is $170 per month for 8 years, so $16k. Comes with brand new everything and warranty on all services.

I just LOL at that, otherwise here is the cost to repair the unit. Does this sound reasonable? These guys come across as used car salesman.

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Outdoor fan motor with blade- $918
Level Condenser $150
Evap Coil Replacement $3,500
Emergency drain pan $488
Freon per lb $71

Also would you reach out to Lennox and ask for a discount since it’s 1 month out of warranty?


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15310 posts

re: A/C repair
Sounds very high if they aren't replacing the compressor


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Tigers0891
Member since Aug 2017
2186 posts

re: A/C repair
Yeah I’m going to ask for a discount. That loyalty thing is a great idea by them though. Helps them be able to really get in there nice and deep.


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Bullfrog
LSU Fan
but I left before halftime.
Member since Jul 2010
42074 posts

re: A/C repair
You’re getting hosed.

You need two more bids.


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OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
78098 posts

re: A/C repair
You might as well get a new unit for that.


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DuckShooter
New York Yankees Fan
Bayou Country
Member since May 2019
102 posts

re: A/C repair
Get a Goodman.


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Lawyered
Ole Miss Fan
The Sip
Member since Oct 2016
4711 posts

re: A/C repair
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t is $170 per month for 8 years, so $16k. Comes with brand new everything and warranty on all services.


This seems like robbery


A brand new unit should last 10 years easily at well below half that 16k price anyway.


I'd pass on this
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Freon per lb $71


just had my guy come and do the yearly service on my unit and they charged $55 per pound on the freon

your first quote can frick on off... ask them if they brought lube to frick you with .


This post was edited on 5/20 at 8:25 pm


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Tyga Woods
Vanderbilt Fan
South Central Jupiter Island, FL
Member since Sep 2016
8100 posts
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re: A/C repair
quote:

Outdoor fan motor with blade- $918
Level Condenser $150
Evap Coil Replacement $3,500
Emergency drain pan $488
Freon per lb $71



You can order all that stuff on the internet for under half that amount and then pay some a/c guy cash to install it


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hombreman9
New Orleans Saints Fan
USA
Member since Feb 2009
2588 posts

re: A/C repair
Looks like you got the uptown price.


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Lambdatiger1989
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
1624 posts

re: A/C repair
Um no. Way too high. A drain pan is like $100 max. Eff that get another bid.


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BeerMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
4880 posts

re: A/C repair
Is this a regular old residential unit? I have Lennox that is about 5 years old. If you Google Lennox class action lawsuit you'll read all about their shite evaporator coils. I want to say mine is a 5 ton. It was still under a 10 year warranty from Lennox. It was $800 labor which wasn't under warranty. I want to say the coil would've been $1000. Take your model number and call someone else and see what the coil would cost you. Or check the Google, or just ask Lennox.




soccerfüt
Truth Detective
Member since May 2013
35447 posts

re: A/C repair
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Unit is a 5 year and 1 month old Lennox.


I hold some LII stock, screw you wanting a freebie.

You should have played by the rules, you’d have expected Lennox to play by the rules, now you want them to bail you out?


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Koach K
Duke Fan
Member since Nov 2016
1439 posts

re: A/C repair
You need to shop for a new unit. This stuff just isn’t meant to be really taken apart (by stufff I mean some of these coils/heat exchangers). Fixing is just kicking the van down the road. It’s sucks the unit didn’t last a decade.


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fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
15310 posts

re: A/C repair
quote:

It was still under a 10 year warranty from Lennox. It was $800 labor which wasn't under warranty

I had a Carrier at my last house. New construction and the compressor went out after like 2 years. Still had to pay the labor and it wasn't cheap either. I don't remember exactly but I'm thinking close to 1k


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EveryoneGetsATrophy
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2017
709 posts

re: A/C repair
Get two more quotes and report the 1st guy to the BBB.


LSUAngelHere1
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Jan 2018
184 posts
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re: A/C repair
Marsh. Mechanical


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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
18051 posts

re: A/C repair
Ok thanks.

Trust me I ain’t paying the $170 a month. I asked the guy “do people actually pay this?” Lol



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tylercsbn9
USA Fan
Cypress, TX
Member since Feb 2004
62164 posts
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re: A/C repair
Lennox has had major problems in my neighborhood. I still have until the end of year for my warranty.

My evap coil may be going but my house is selling and we close end of June so I really don't care unless it comes up in the inspection. My unit basically runs all afternoon and until 10ish. I have it set to 75 but it creeps up a little to around 78 and stays there until about now when it goes back down.

If I have to deal with it there is a deal with a company that covers both the part and the labor if it is the coil.

Parts are covered for everything else but not labor.
This post was edited on 5/20 at 8:23 pm


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Sao
SMU Fan
University Park, TX
Member since Jun 2009
40529 posts

re: A/C repair

100% bull shite quote. I mean, not even close to fair. First of all, you ca change a fan motor without changing blades. It's not a single component. Second, you can level your unit. Grab a shovel. Their coils have been shite for years. Coil shouldn't be more than 2000. You may not even need a drain pan. Look at it. Freon isn't 71. It's currntly around 45 per # charged.


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Yewkindewit
LSU Fan
Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
12894 posts

re: A/C repair
Motor and blade$918.... I scoff at that.


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