TXV/TXVs sticking shut.
TXV/TXVs sticking shut.
Each circuit is totally independent with the exception that they share the same air (and fans) entering the condenser coil. So if we're dealing with an intermittent part failure, it is duplicated - rare, but not unheard of.
Pressure Switch - verify the correct tripping pressure and not just what is stamped on the switch. 625 +/- 25 psig
Condenser Fan Operation - it appears you have verified operation and witnessed a high-pressure fault, with the fans running (in correct rotation / blades secured). I'd thoroughly check and rule it out.
Metering Device - I would think if there were a problem here, it would be trying to pump down, but you have also replaced them.
Restricted Condenser Coil - bearing in mind that the circuits are independent it seems a far stretch that a plug was left in both of them at the factory (not impossible). I would think that if there were a plug, it would eventually find a spot in the coil to stay lodged and make the problem permanent. If there was a mfg defect, it would seem that the problem wouldn't be intermittent. Oil is a variable and it is possible that both compressors were overcharged with oil but I would think the oil would eventually interfere with the operation of the metering device.
Compressor - again, anything in this part is happening to BOTH compressors and intermittent. Only thing I can think of would be sticking discharge valve, but I also believe it to be highly unlikely.
I'm with timebuilder and would like to see some system readings when it is operating correctly. What are the compressor model numbers?
Hello Spears Group,
I'm sure you have resolved this problem by now as well and I appreciate your correspondence when this happened to me back in June.
Better late than never: we found the problem with this York Predator a whior back after my posts and just wanted to add this for future information. The problem existed from the York factory. We found the liquid lines and evaporator lines switched between circuits. It wasn't so obvious at the time especially being newly manufactured and new condenser coils and such. This did make me wonder why York never got involved with the problem. Did this happen to a single unit or a whole run at the time of production. I'll never know.
sons of $@#! :cheers:
I have seen an identical unit with the second stage on the bottom of the evap. Same situation, but this unit does not trip the pressure switches. That said, it WAS an installer cluster.
I looked at the economizer, to make sure it has been set properly. Now, York puts a sticker on the enthalpy sensor, in big English letters, telling the installer to relocate the sensor to the fresh air hood.
Now, if you don't speak English, that label means NOTHING.
There is was, staring me right in the face, and impossible to miss.
IF you speak English.
So I finished the job our Home Depot laborer of the day did not, and I also corrected the baro damper, too.
I'm getting sick of this nonsense. Get a bus and fill it, for heaven's sake, and get some Americans working.
I had on doing that a while back. It was a faulty limit switch losing 24vlts to condenser fan contactor. I could tech across and it would be fine, then push on my terminals and it would read open. Check your 24vlts and safety's
That's right. If you order a repalcement enthalpy sensor for an older unit, you get the newer version. It looks like the photon torpedo casing from the Star Trek movies.
Here is what I found. Maybe it should say, "reubicar a la campana de aire fresco."