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  1. #1
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    What not to do when the condenser fan motor goes out in you walk in



    208/230 3 phase condensing unit, 115v exhaust fan motor.

    These people have seen me strap a box fan to the condenser coil to get a unit running.

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    that's just wrong in so many ways
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    I once encountered a condenser that was PACKED with grease.
    I could NOT completely unclog it. I used 8 cans of foaming coil cleaner.
    I gave up and told them that they may have to replace the condenser.
    NOPE,,, they did just what you see above in the OP...
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    this is just temporary right? til the right replacement could be found ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobee View Post
    this is just temporary right? til the right replacement could be found ?
    It ended up being temporary.

    Customer wanted it to be permenant.

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    If they're that dirty...we cut them out and take them to the car wash....Tire cleaner/degreaser works fine with hot water and pressure.
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    Looks like its been there a while...
    That liq. line also looks kinked.. and well, the suction drier.. no comment!

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    The liquid line isn't as bad as it looks in the picture. If I open the system up, a new piece will be made.

    The suction filter is from when the unit got changed to R404a (new condensing unit). Line set was reused and the filter is for just in case the oil washes something loose from the rest of the system. That will go away if I open the system.

    With greasy condenser coils, I take the condensing unit outside, use Renuz coil cleaner (I mix it 50/50 with water), spray it on the coil, hose it out, and reinstall.

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    Lightbulb Typical

    Ya know - when people try to save a buck they end up spending 10 times more in the long run!!

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    those are those new fangled high efficiency fans, you haven't heard?

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    The LLFD looks new and the cap is still on the sight glass(probably so you dont have to watch the murky reefer flow). The rest looks like junk

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    sad thing is nobody here is surprised.

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