In summary, there are seven symptoms or telltale signs of a system that has too much refrigerant.
- High discharge temp.
- High subcooling in the condenser.
- High pressures in the condenser.
- Higher condenser splits.
- Normal-to-high evaporator pressures.
- Normal superheats.
- High compression ratio.
What happens if I overfill my Freon?
Too much refrigerant can damage your A/C
The air in your home will likely feel sticky or muggy as a result. The potential for the greatest amount of damage, though, is to the compressor. Overcharging the unit can cause permanent failure of the compressor, which is the pump for the refrigerant.
What happens when an AC system is overcharged?
The higher head pressures of an overcharged system will have a tendency to overfeed the evaporator, thus decreasing the superheat. If the system is overcharged more than 10 percent, liquid can enter the suction line and get to the suction valves or crankcase. This will cause compressor damage and eventually failure.
Will overcharged AC freeze up?
If there is an excess of refrigerant, it can flood the compressor and damage the mechanical components. The extra amount of refrigerant in the system may cause the evaporator doesn’t complete the gasification process and that the compressor could work with liquid.