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\015 There is a light-gray, odorless smoke coming from my ac unit. It still blows cool air, but it starts blowing smoke within a minute of being turned on.\015\012\015\012I noticed that the smoke stops when the temperature control is low (almost to the point where there is no cooling).\015\012\015\012It has been used rather heavily in the last week, due to a recent heat wave.\015\012\015\012I don't notice any leaking (at least not on the side facing in), nor is it making any odd noises.\015\012\015\012Any suggestions..? ^^;\015\012\015\012Thanks in advance!\015\012Byron\015

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The "take" guy is right, and I know from first hand experience. I knicked the refrigerant line trying to put extra drain holes in the unit and I saw all the gray odorless gas fill my daughter's room. It stopped shortly. My cousin who fixes AC units for a living told me, there is no way to fix it, and U have to buy a new one.
The smoke is refrigerant or freon which is a nearly odorless gas. This happened to me and after two days of the smoke my airconditioner has no more cold air.
\015\012I dont know if its harmful I am sure the freon people will say no but I think all chemicals are harmful to some degree (thus cancer) so try not to breath it (get it to the shop and dont use your air). If it is a pin hole you could have it for a long time eeking out or it could be on and off. I noticed mine came after I changed from defogger to air high setting, almost like it opened the hole wider by changing settings

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