I wanna verify if my train of thought is right or get slapped w a no lol
I went to a service call complaint of a noisy outdoor unit. It was a trane heat pump w a scroll compressor. We checked the amps on it and it was running at 13 out of 18 amps w 40 degree outdoor temp. We thought it was high and that it could be a bad compressor. But when we attached our hoses we found the system was flat out of refrigerant.
Normally I was under the impression that overcharged = high amps, low charge = low amps.
But in this case, is it cus the system had no refrigerant and that the scroll compressor is suction cooled and that by not cooling the compressor it gave us a high amp reading?