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    Dave1234, I'd like to help but I'm not sure what...

    Dave1234,
    I'd like to help but I'm not sure what it is that your asking. What do you mean by "what would the symptoms be of trying to unload a non-unloading head? Just trying to excersice my brain...
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    As a compressor remanufacturer, I always...

    As a compressor remanufacturer, I always challenge techs to find the REAL cause of a compressor failure. Sometimes I over do it and come across as one sided, which I try not to be. In this case I...
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    Here's my take on the compressor murder. The...

    Here's my take on the compressor murder. The silver metal flake that is suspended in the oil is whats left of the main bearings. When they failed that allowed the rotor to move against the inside...
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    Years ago I attended a seminar put on by the...

    Years ago I attended a seminar put on by the Trane company and the rep told us that several oil changes are critical to remove the acid from the system. I am not a big fan of oil additives that...
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    JP, Besides, no need to visit Dearborn (but you...

    JP,
    Besides, no need to visit Dearborn (but you would be very welcome). We stock that model and ship nationwide. PM me if you need anything compressor related, parts, info, whatever. I'll see...
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    Like I said before, no offense taken. When we do...

    Like I said before, no offense taken. When we do a compressor we strip it down to bare casting and start from there. Castings are chemically cleaned and then cylinders are measured and resized. ...
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    ICanHas, Thats a good one! 20 years ago when we...

    ICanHas,
    Thats a good one! 20 years ago when we needed to do field rebuilds of large tonnage Tranes and 5H Carriers, it was standard procedure to take along a cylinder (or two) of R-11 to "dry...
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    Tech Rob, Not a problem, I was just trying to...

    Tech Rob,
    Not a problem, I was just trying to help prevent another compressor failure. Often when you get called out on an after hours emergency that requires a compressor change out, things could...
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    I also would like to respectfully disagree with...

    I also would like to respectfully disagree with your comments on which rings wear the fastest. The distance from the oil pump has nothing to do with cylinder lubrication because the cylinders are...
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    Excuse me, I had no intention of offending.

    Excuse me, I had no intention of offending.
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    The piston rings are worn like that because...

    The piston rings are worn like that because liquid refrigerant is entering the cylinders and diluting the oil film on the cylinder walls. Generally compressors don't fail without a reason. You...
  12. Thread: Caryle

    by remanworld
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    I don't understand how a brand new compressor...

    I don't understand how a brand new compressor could be delivered with a blown relief valve. You should check all of the discharge valve paddles to make sure none are chipped or cracked. Sometimes...
  13. Thread: Bad valves?

    by remanworld
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    Everyone, There is one thing to remember when...

    Everyone,
    There is one thing to remember when talking about bad valves in a compressor. Bad DISCHARGE valves will cause the compressor pressures to equalize immediately on shut down and cause the...
  14. Huntcrazy, The Brunner is an R-20000 for sure,...

    Huntcrazy,
    The Brunner is an R-20000 for sure, but they also made an R-2000. I don't think the Mills model number is correct. their numbering system was made up of the numbers 1 through 9 if I...
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    Most likely it's what you said: "good luck on...

    Most likely it's what you said: "good luck on that". I have been rebuilding compressors since 1972 in Michigan and when I started it was about 50/50 open drives and semi hermetics. Now its about...
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    I remember water cooled seals, what a blast from...

    I remember water cooled seals, what a blast from the past! Theaters around here used to run open drive Chrysler AirTemp radials.
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    tranger03, Do you work on any of the smaller...

    tranger03,
    Do you work on any of the smaller 340 series Vilters? If so, do they leak at the rates shown for the 400 series units? Just curious because we don't see any of the 400 series machines...
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    I've been in the compressor remanufacturing...

    I've been in the compressor remanufacturing business since 1972 and have some experience with both open and semi hermetic compressors. Open drives, of course, are the original design dating back to...
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    VTP99 Apparently we need to keep to the topic of...

    VTP99
    Apparently we need to keep to the topic of single cylinder compressors, although the concept applies to single or multi cylinder compressors and I thought it would be good intel for all. I'll...
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    Yes. You could replace a valve plate on a...

    Yes. You could replace a valve plate on a compressor and accidentally leave a suction valve reed out (which would be the same as having one broken reed). The compressor would still pump down and...
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    Everyone, Valving off the suction service valve...

    Everyone,
    Valving off the suction service valve to check for proper valve operation is not a definitive test. A compressor can have a broken suction reed and still pull into a vacuum, it just takes...
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    ar-hvac-man, I have never heard of a compressor...

    ar-hvac-man,
    I have never heard of a compressor beginning to leak after a power outage. If you are going to re-torque the bolts watch out, the two center bolts have a different spec than the rest....
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    pherman, That was a Chrysler Airtemp model 3011...

    pherman,
    That was a Chrysler Airtemp model 3011 or 3015. They were suspended in the unit by that top bracket and isolated with rubber mounts. Those compressors were 3600 rpm instead of everyone...
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    Most likely the clearances inside the compressor...

    Most likely the clearances inside the compressor are excessive. You can try to clean the pick up screen, though. On a 9R compressor the screen is behind the small diamond shaped cap on the lower...
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    Dave1234, The oil screen is screwed into a...

    Dave1234,
    The oil screen is screwed into a fitting on the inside of the casting. you need to remove the front bearing housing to access it. When you do this be careful, there are thrust washers on...
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