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    So back to the underlying issue of the...

    So back to the underlying issue of the fluctuating guages when contractor #3 hooked them up. What would cause this? He said this was usually a condition of contaminates/ noncondensables in the line...
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    Alright, so I had Contractor #4 come over tonight...

    Alright, so I had Contractor #4 come over tonight and he gave me some info. He said that the outdoor condenser was not cleaned, therefore, giving off the wrong readings. He saw everything was working...
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    How would debris get into the system to begin...

    How would debris get into the system to begin with?
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    I think that I am going to go with a 4th...

    I think that I am going to go with a 4th contractor. He has been in the industry for 18 years and comes recommended from a property manager friend that has lived in the area for over 40 years. He...
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    On my telephone conversation with him today, he...

    On my telephone conversation with him today, he said that he didn't like what was going on with my system because he can't figure it out and it make him look bad. I told him that his credibility took...
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    I asked again about the capacitor and he said...

    I asked again about the capacitor and he said that it was bad becuase it was rated at 5% and it was reading at 4.7%.. He changed it because it needed to be changed anyways...

    I am not getting a...
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    I asked about the metering device and he stated...

    I asked about the metering device and he stated he would have to open up the evaporator coil to find out the metering device my system has. He said that sometimes the condenser will say if the system...
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    I am starting to get the feeling that I am being...

    I am starting to get the feeling that I am being fooled. I asked again about the metering device and he said that he could not tell what my system had without opening up the evaporator case and that...
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    I just received some good news on the Evap Coil/...

    I just received some good news on the Evap Coil/ Condenser... They are still under warranty by Nordyne. By evacuating the system to 500 microns, would that have constituted a leak check? What does...
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    Good info. He did state the there was a...

    Good info. He did state the there was a restriction somewhere in the system. He OHM'd the motor/ windings in the motor and got a 1000 or something like that. Electrically, the motor checks out, he...
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    Can anyone make sense of these numbers? Are they...

    Can anyone make sense of these numbers? Are they within normal limits and can they illustrate any potential problems?
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    This was from contractor #3 when he did the...

    This was from contractor #3 when he did the evacuation of old refrigerant and replaced it with 5 lbs of R-22. The process, BTW, included removal of the old/contaminated R-22, purge with nitrogen (or...
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    Thanks for the heads up, won't happen again!

    Thanks for the heads up, won't happen again!
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    Do all units come with a piston, fixed orfice or...

    Do all units come with a piston, fixed orfice or TXV? Does it have to have at least one of the three to function...?
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    It’s funny you say this because on this latest...

    It’s funny you say this because on this latest service call one of hi tech’s came over and just swapped the capacitor because it read a little low. After I questioned that change but still no fix, he...
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    This is some information I found on the invoice...

    This is some information I found on the invoice about my A/C unit:

    Furnace
    Model Number
    # L1RA054c-12a

    Make: Nordyne
    Model: FS3BA-036KA ( 3 ton unit; manufactured by Frigidaire in 2003...
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    This is exactly why I wanted to engage with a...

    This is exactly why I wanted to engage with a forum, to explore my other options. Absolutely valuable information, Thanks.
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    I inquired about the piston or fixed orifice to...

    I inquired about the piston or fixed orifice to the contractor and he stated that it was neither of those because they have been outlawed in California for a number of years. Which begs the question,...
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    That's the feeling that I get. Especially becuase...

    That's the feeling that I get. Especially becuase they changed out the capacitor and it did nothing. I can understand the upgrade if the system was 15-20 years old, but 7-8 years old seems a little...
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    Skeptical A/C Issue

    Hey all,

    I am looking for some advice for an HVAC issue that I have been having at one of my rental properties. I am pretty well educated on the nomenclature and process for A/C systems, but...
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