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    Carrier 30gxn.... Anyone seen this?

    I have two alarms going off and shutting the chiller down, t999 and t998 both are for "loss of refrigerant flow" one in circuit a and one in circuit b. According to the history it just started happening the other day, the liquid line filters are good ,suction valves are open and I am getting real good flow for the chilled water. Each circuit runs for approx. 3 mins and then they trip off with this alarm. Both EXVs are frosted up after they trip off.

    Has anyone seen this before, I find it strange both circuits are acting up at the same time... Telling me it's some thing that affects both ie: chilled water etc

    Any help is much appreciated

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    Although I have never experienced that scenario I would be investigating my liquid line solenoid valves and EXV operation to start. You may have an issue with your EXV driver board.
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    Yep I'd start ohming out the exv motors. What series is it? How low did your suction pressure go?
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    I am unsure on the series, the suction pressure was dropping right into a vacuum on circuit B and circuit A was running normal pressures for about 3-4 mins then it dropped into a vacuum as well. i will have to ohm out the exv, but when the chiller starts up and goes through its pre start up both EXVs move fully open and fully close

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestmechanic View Post
    I am unsure on the series, the suction pressure was dropping right into a vacuum on circuit B and circuit A was running normal pressures for about 3-4 mins then it dropped into a vacuum as well. i will have to ohm out the exv, but when the chiller starts up and goes through its pre start up both EXVs move fully open and fully close

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    So there is a sight glass on the exv?
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    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestmechanic View Post
    yes
    Oh boy I will pm you later
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    ok..... that doesn't sound good

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestmechanic View Post
    ok..... that doesn't sound good
    It is bad I just realized you are not a pro member and I cannot PM you . Shoot me you email address mine is in my profile.
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    why keep it a secret dallas lets have your thoughts. I've seen this many times, low charge, bad exv, bad transducer, loss of program, or in this case I would think since it started happening to both circuits at the same time I would think that the board went bad or the program needs fixn. It seems that with those exv's there was a upgrade in the programing because the number of steps was wrong from the factory.

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    Dallas Duster
    Could I get any info on this fault also? We just started on an account that has had this problem. I am just getting into troubleshooting and thought I would search for any posts about this fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-man View Post
    Dallas Duster
    Could I get any info on this fault also? We just started on an account that has had this problem. I am just getting into troubleshooting and thought I would search for any posts about this fault.
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    b-man
    Basically all I gave him is my experience with the chillers nothing that gave the farm away. If you ask me specific questions about problems I can probably help you out better that way.
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