Originally Posted by ar_hvac_man
I'm not sure about the vaseline it wasn't in the detail.
Now there's another interesting tidbit, can you all verify this for me?
The last contractor came and looked at the outside unit. Here were his observations.
The unit has a sticker on the side, Attachment 300481
New contractor said
1) This is an 22r model (sticker states 410)
2) The model number 13AJN24A01 - "01" means manufactured in 2001
3) Date of manufacture on sticker 05/2012
4) This information should be stamped on the outside unit, not applied by paper sticker.
5) Says that the "N" in the model number means 22r
Can anyone verify this information?
The manufacturer date is NOT in the model number.
Its an R410A model.
New contractor does not have a clue!!!
Originally Posted by cookie12
Thank you for responding.
Old contractor said that he will not retrieve old compressor and that by law, he's not obligated to do that. He's only obligated to work on it until we are both satisfied. Well, I don't have confidence that he can fix it, one of the techs called and wants to try a new valve (this would be number 3) and I'm tired of having him come back, it's 4 hours at a time and I need to get other things done. He said they've only been back once, by my count it's 4 times since the installation, is the office not talking to him? It's just getting crazier.
Now the new contractor has offered to remove the unit and leave it on the back deck, but I don't want them to touch it, don't want any further issues and if it's dropped or damaged in any way, I'd rather not deal with it. Next step is contacting FDBPR and starting a claim against the company.
His record is 5 for 5 - wrong :grin2:
5 of 5 wrong? I'm slowly losing my mind.:gah:
Ok, last contractor said, it's the valve that's not regulating properly.
If they've clogged the capillary even a little it won't regulate properly.
66 degrees coming out of the air handler, should be 60, coils are not evenly cold.
He checked the pressure on the outside unit and said it's exactly where it needs to be.
And if the valve isn't regulating properly my electric bill is sure to go up, which it has.
He also said that I might get away with just changing out the air handler and not worrying about the oil corrupting the outside condenser motor. He said "There are reports that there could be problems if the system wasn't flushed properly, but in his experience he's never seen it happen".
Ask them to replace the complete coil ,mabey someone more familiar with the rheem ruud will know if there is a coil that comes with a 410 expansion valve for that unit .im sure there is one that comes with a piston ,as for the airflow it looks like they are going the wrong direction
Says right there 410a. Date code is NOT in the model its in the serial.... w1912 = 19th week of 2012
Would be nice if all the info was stamped into a metal tag like they used to do but they dont anymore. Its all stickers nowadays. Someone else will have to break down the rest of the nomenclature, i havnt sold a rheem product in a while(you can see my reason on the bottom right of the sticker), and ive forgotten my rheemote user id.