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Thread: CGAE pumpdown timer fault
02-15-2012, 08:44 PM #1
CGAE pumpdown timer fault
CGAEC404, ser# J96M84073. circuit 2 frequently violates the pumpdown timeout circuit safety. never can catch it doing it and have changed out the LP switch thinking it was hanging up. Still happens and am about to change the liquid line solenoid valve out. anyone deal with this issue before?
02-24-2012, 08:06 AM #2Regular Guest
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Just so that we are talking about the same machine is the CGAE a 2 circuit, reciprocating air cooled chiller with up to 2 comps per circuit? If so has it a RCM control module?
02-25-2012, 11:55 AM #3
two scrolls per circuit
02-25-2012, 03:27 PM #4
just so that we are talking about the same thing...
While in pumpdown mode, the Low Pressure Cutout (LPC) did not open in 30 seconds so Compressor A was shut down anyway. LPC may be defective, LL solenoid valve either leaks or is not closing.
this diagnostic?Time to get my nerd on!
02-25-2012, 06:04 PM #5
Thats it Jay. i am leaning toward solenoid valve intermittingly leaking by. I think I will change it out. thanks for the replies
02-25-2012, 09:47 PM #6
don't rule out a bad low pressure switch (or somebody is 'monitoring' it), solenoid valves that have been moved and they are farther away than normal, solenoid valves that have someone else controlling them (bad, bad BAS technician!), low to very low suction superheat or high head pressure possibly due to overcharge, non-condensibles, etc.Time to get my nerd on!
02-25-2012, 11:31 PM #7
thanks for the input jay
02-26-2012, 09:27 AM #8
oh! and i thought of another thing last night...perhaps you have a compressor that is not pumping very well, especially at high pressure differentials.Time to get my nerd on!