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  1. #1
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    just breathe . . .

    I'm certain ill be replacing the cap tube & dumping the oil in due time. i don't think it was ever cleaned due to extremely poor accessibility.

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    that little box is going to die now; and it's all your fault
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  3. #3
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    Refer was a kick for me to do...except for THAT

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    I do a lot of those bev-air milk cooler chests. As if the fact that the condenser sucks up dirt wasnt bad enough, they drop the condenser below the rear cover. You know, just incase there was some dust bunnies that would normally be missed.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

  5. #5
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    I might be an idot but with a dirty con. why will you need to replace the cap tube??

  6. #6
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    The condensing temperature will run high enough to cause the oil to clog/ restrict the cap tube, "burn out" the oil in the compressor due to lack of refrigerant return causing high superheat there by killing compressor. When compressor is changed and driers installed and vacuum completed, then refrigerant weighed in, you will soon discover why change cap tube. AARG
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  7. #7
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    "hey while your here" ..... upon first glance of the fan guards i knew i was in for some tlc on the coil. pic #2 is what i pulled off with the wire brush. hot water via a hose easily cleaned the evap after but the drain pan & line was a b!tch. took pics of the evap but you couldn't tell what was what the flash sucked & lighting was weak

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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    that little box is going to die now; and it's all your fault
    Ain't that the truth
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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  9. #9
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    Is this in a factory that specializes in producing lint? Sooooooo this is where clothes dryer lint is made!
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

  10. #10
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    Apparently right here.....just need a straight razor......
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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  11. #11
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    I've changed more cap tubes in the last five years than in the previous thirty five. How much enviromental damage have we done with our larger truck payloads to carry at least 4 extra refrigerants, recovery equipment,to do service work created by people saving the world, Not to mention the pollution load created manufacturing distributing and installing equipment designed to fail faster.When R22 was causing failures in low temp applications the industry responded with R502. When are we going to find an oil that worksin the real world.

  12. #12
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    preventative maintenance!

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