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    Suction line filter/drier

    I've gotten into the habit of installing one after a burnout, and was wondering if anyone else did it as a general practice, or do you flush and install a LL drier only?
  2. I actually had one that the curtain would get...

    I actually had one that the curtain would get stuck open ,, occasionally. Drove me crazy till I found it.
    But like above, my first guess would be the bin swtch,, but check the times for freeze and...
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    Yep, 3 phase, you can swith two legs to reverse...

    Yep, 3 phase, you can swith two legs to reverse direction. Just bump it a couple times though. Then switch back.
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    Explain to the gentleman that everything is...

    Explain to the gentleman that everything is labeled "causes cancer" in california, and it's easier for manufacturers to go ahead and label all units not just the ones going to cali
    Tell him as long...
  5. If I remember correctly, it was within an ounce...

    If I remember correctly, it was within an ounce or two of the info on the plate. I was a little upset at myself for swapping refrigerant without changing the oil :gah:
  6. I had one issue on a 4t split AC in a restaurant,...

    I had one issue on a 4t split AC in a restaurant, changed drier and dropped in 407c without changing mineral oil,, less than 2 weeks and the comp locked up tight. This unit had AH in the attic 15'...
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    I work for subway, at 16 locations, most with two...

    I work for subway, at 16 locations, most with two ovens. Most are turbochefs, but some merrychefs,, like the merrychefs better and they seem to break less.
    Turbo chefs will show you the fault...
  8. I've used the sealants a couple of times, once...

    I've used the sealants a couple of times, once was successful once didn't stop the leak,, If I can find the leak and fix it I will, if I can save my employer 1100$ with a can of sealant I'll try it,,...
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    Dealt with these before huh?? Just reading about...

    Dealt with these before huh?? Just reading about it, it seems like a lot of hoops to jump through for a condensate drain,, can't you use a simple evaporator pan on top of the unit, ??
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    It's either open or closed, should be an...

    It's either open or closed, should be an indicator on the board to show it's closed,, if not just use multimeter and ohm it,,
  11. I have limited space available in my service van,...

    I have limited space available in my service van, and with tools, parts, and cylinders of refrigerant as well as reclaim cylinders there's not a lot of room,, I work on everything at these Subways,,...
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    YEAH!!!!!

    YEAH!!!!!
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    I do all the maintenance for 16 subways,...

    I do all the maintenance for 16 subways, everything,,, my van looks like crap the same day I clean it..But, I take it home everyday. They buy whatever tools I need, so it's all their money,

    The...
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    Yep, seen precharged line sets just hanging still...

    Yep, seen precharged line sets just hanging still coiled above ceiling, coiled line rubbing against itself.
  15. All that I've seen had screws holding the strips...

    All that I've seen had screws holding the strips on. Check both sides.
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    I work for a chain of subways, and there is...

    I work for a chain of subways, and there is nothing like that on any of our machines..
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    Google used restaurant equipment, by brand and...

    Google used restaurant equipment, by brand and model, you'll find some for sale somewhere and go from there. I've had pretty good luck on craigslist and gun related forums selling coolers and...
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    This ^^ we have 20 of these, last one had a loose...

    This ^^ we have 20 of these, last one had a loose door switch, intermittently working, I hate these Amanas, but when they get replaced under warranty for lots of repairs, they sure make sweet targets.
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    Comort stuff will wait, but the necessary things...

    Comort stuff will wait, but the necessary things like coolers and freezers gotta get done. Can't "Eat Fresh" if it isn't fresh.. Luckily I work for good people, and pretty much make my own decisions....
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    Replace it. Do it right.

    Replace it. Do it right.
  21. EXACTLY !!!!

    EXACTLY !!!!
  22. Try 3wire.com I order a lot of this type stuff...

    Try 3wire.com I order a lot of this type stuff from them.
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    My detector will give a false reading if there is...

    My detector will give a false reading if there is too much moisture ie condensate pan, or if I get my hand too close shielding the tip. Isolate the components and pressure up to operating pressures. ...
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    My only gripe about it is that all of our...

    My only gripe about it is that all of our machines are in the lobby, so it's difficult to clean and be discreet about it. I try to get to them every couple months, but with 15+ units, and all my...
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    Yeah, I think so, everything they need to know is...

    Yeah, I think so, everything they need to know is on the label on the door,,, in english,, The rest is just common sense. :grin2:
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    True dat, that's why he should look for the light...

    True dat, that's why he should look for the light while manipulating the curtain.
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    The meaning of the code should be listed on the...

    The meaning of the code should be listed on the door, I can't remember what they are offhand. If the magnetic switch on the curtain was bad, I don't think it would even start a cycle, thinking the...
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    I don't know about awesome, but they sure can get...

    I don't know about awesome, but they sure can get nasty. ,
    Being in food service, I try to get to them pretty frequently, because they can get nasty,,,
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    That sucks.. but if they won't allow you to fix...

    That sucks.. but if they won't allow you to fix it right, then you're better off moving on.
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    I hate cleaning ice machines, but it's got to be...

    I hate cleaning ice machines, but it's got to be done,,
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    +1 on this. Don't have this issue with my current...

    +1 on this. Don't have this issue with my current job, but worked upper management in an industrial plant previously, and had to let people go for safety related violations.

    Controls that you...
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    That's only if they "fart in your general...

    That's only if they "fart in your general direction"...
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    Thank you for the reply Sir, I went ahead and...

    Thank you for the reply Sir, I went ahead and took out the extra liquid line, according to the tag I found, it was 25'. Also noticed the lines look pretty rough where they've been run through the...
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    404a WI freezer line set

    I've got a freezer with a line set about 20' in length. The distance from unit to condenser is about 10'. The installer had rolled up the lines, and had them(both lines) tied off together above the...
  35. I think it's funny when someone says anything bad...

    I think it's funny when someone says anything bad about unions, folks get all defensive, like you're complaining about the little guy at the end of the line putting the parts together. A lot of...
  36. Yes Sir, looking forward to seeing them. Thank...

    Yes Sir, looking forward to seeing them.

    Thank you
  37. Just replaced a copeland comp on a walk in...

    Just replaced a copeland comp on a walk in cooler, 18000 btu. The copeland had 35mfd, and the new Bristol calls for 25.
    So yeah, think I did go a little high. I believe I'll go back and dig a...
  38. Understood Sir, that's what I'll need to do. I...

    Understood Sir, that's what I'll need to do. I haven't been doing this part of the job long, it was just the next step to save my employer money, as well as make more for myself. Haven't changed a...
  39. Didn't think about looking there..

    Didn't think about looking there..
  40. Yes Sir, it was pretty much a guess. I hate to do...

    Yes Sir, it was pretty much a guess. I hate to do something like that, but it was a size I had available and I thought if it was too far out, the amps would tell me.
  41. Didn't see model, or even a Brand label on the...

    Didn't see model, or even a Brand label on the unit. From the size of it, I'd guess 1 maybe 1.5 ton.
  42. How to size Cap. when no information available

    Monday morning, went to my bosses rental property, found bad cap, but couldn't read anything on it due to rust, and no information was legible on the compressor either. It looked like a small unit,...
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    I'm extremely glad I found this site, it has...

    I'm extremely glad I found this site, it has helped me several times. Talking to people that have been there and done that is always helpful.

    I take pictures, mainly for myself, the first time I...
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    My wife can shoot fairly good,, so I gotta at...

    My wife can shoot fairly good,, so I gotta at least try to make it work.. No notes for me, just a loud BOOM...
    But that's a good one Sir
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    Well, got an update on this unit.. went by and it...

    Well, got an update on this unit.. went by and it wasn't running. Found bad run cap, and potential relay had a burn mark on it so went ahead and replaced it. Now it starts, runs at 6-7 amps for about...
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    What's pitiful, is that it's two different...

    What's pitiful, is that it's two different locations,
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    I've learned to check the simple easy things...

    I've learned to check the simple easy things first,, and don't believe the "It was working great, till just now" story,, none of them pay enough attention to whats going on with their systems to...
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    I'm very interested in this myself. Don't have...

    I'm very interested in this myself. Don't have access to the previously supplied link to discussion, but only information I have seen on this stuff was an informational video that of course made it...
  49. That Sir is scary. I'd take it upon myself to...

    That Sir is scary. I'd take it upon myself to remove some of that refrigerant into another cylinder,, the life you save or injury you prevent may be your own.
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    It would be very good to learn this aspect of the...

    It would be very good to learn this aspect of the trade,
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