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  1. Thread: clogged dryer

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    I've had driers plugged like that. I cut one open...

    I've had driers plugged like that. I cut one open in a 134a system and all the desiccant beads were fused together like concrete. The cap tube was the same way. I believe high heat was the culprit. ...
  2. Thread: reach in freezer

    by hydra
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    You don't cut off the evaporator end. Only the...

    You don't cut off the evaporator end. Only the drier end so it saves having to empty out the unit, remove the shelves, fans, shroud, t-stat etc. It just gives you another option.
  3. Thread: reach in freezer

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    That's what the lead wire is for. It comes in...

    That's what the lead wire is for. It comes in various sizes for different cap tube inside diameters. The oil forces the 1/2" long piece of lead through the cap tube under 2000 psi so it scrapes away...
  4. Thread: reach in freezer

    by hydra
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    If you do a lot of cap tubes like I do, then it's...

    If you do a lot of cap tubes like I do, then it's worth it. Although I don't use it all the time, when I do need it its a nice tool to have around.
  5. Thread: reach in freezer

    by hydra
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    It's basically a hydraulic pump that forces a...

    It's basically a hydraulic pump that forces a small piece of lead through the cap tube forcing out any blockage safely into the evaporator. Thermal Engineering makes one.
  6. Thread: reach in freezer

    by hydra
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    I agree. Your probably going to have to change...

    I agree. Your probably going to have to change the cap tube unless you have a cap tube checker/cleaner.
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    You are correct.

    You are correct.
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    Mine goes home with me. In fact, I think I have...

    Mine goes home with me. In fact, I think I have the only set of keys. I have a company gas card and schedule my oil changes and repairs. I cover a large territory so I don't go into the shop everyday...
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    Always recover the old refrigerant. Drop in...

    Always recover the old refrigerant. Drop in replacements are not meant to be blended in.
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    I think you may be on to something Hurtin. The...

    I think you may be on to something Hurtin. The cap may only be necessary for 115v application.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a 20uF a run...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a 20uF a run cap not a start cap?
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    That would be the correct way to do it, but...

    That would be the correct way to do it, but where's the fun in that? :-)
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    Sounds like you have a restriction instead of a...

    Sounds like you have a restriction instead of a leak.
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    If you plan on checking the high side, don't...

    If you plan on checking the high side, don't forget to prefill that hose with liquid before you zero your scale. Otherwise you may take too much refrigerant with you when you disconnect the hose. Or...
  15. So...we send all our money to China. They fund NK...

    So...we send all our money to China. They fund NK and in return NK threatens us with our own money!?!? I'm no political or military strategist, but that kinda seems like we are our own worst enemy....
  16. Thread: Service manual

    by hydra
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    On those 4440 tecumsehs the suction inlet should...

    On those 4440 tecumsehs the suction inlet should be cool but not to the point of sweating. The suction line will sweat further back but only be cool at the inlet when properly charged. At least that...
  17. Thread: Service manual

    by hydra
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    I agree with Tommy. These critically charged cap...

    I agree with Tommy. These critically charged cap systems have to be weighed in or you better have a sixth sense about you to know when it's right. Very little room for error. In this situation I'd...
  18. Thread: Service manual

    by hydra
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    Charging by amps doesn't work with these small...

    Charging by amps doesn't work with these small critically charged systems. By the time you put enough gas in it to noticeably affect the amp draw, you are already overcharged.
  19. Thread: Service manual

    by hydra
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    Well we really can't help him on the charge...

    Well we really can't help him on the charge without knowing pressures and temps etc. More data is needed.
  20. Thread: Service manual

    by hydra
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    That's a 1/3 hp 134a compressor but you probably...

    That's a 1/3 hp 134a compressor but you probably already know that.
  21. Thread: restriction

    by hydra
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    How many psi of nitro did you try to force...

    How many psi of nitro did you try to force through it? I can't imagine how a pipe of that diameter could become blocked If the dryer and cap tube are fine. Was this fridge working when you bought it?...
  22. Thread: restriction

    by hydra
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    One question comes to mind and I'm only asking...

    One question comes to mind and I'm only asking because I've done it myself. Does your service valve have a Schrader in it and more importantly, does your nitro hose have a core depressor in it?
  23. Thread: restriction

    by hydra
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    Sounds like the work of Dr. Frankenstein! Grab...

    Sounds like the work of Dr. Frankenstein! Grab your pitchforks and torches! Seriously though, unless your prepared to replace the cap tube and install a dryer, then it's time for a new fridge. One...
  24. Thread: restriction

    by hydra
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    I agree with SBK. Unless there are extraordinary...

    I agree with SBK. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances ie, kink in the line,your probably wasting your time. How did you determine that you have a restriction and why do you believe that it's...
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    I had no idea. I stand corrected.

    I had no idea. I stand corrected.
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