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  1. #1
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    trane and york filter drier

    why on trane and york package systems the filter drier is on the dicharge line isnt this location a little too hot for these? always stumped on this had a few bad compressors recently, and i feel as these filters being on discharge are getting too hot and contaminating system. any input or opinions are much appriciated.


    p.s i always remove and install by flow for HP on liquid line and one way flow on AC on liquid line.....

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    If it's in the discharge line,it's not a filter drier,it's a discharge muffler. They look the same on the exterior,but these are not to remove moisture.

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    it is not a drier...it is a muffler...at least it SHOULD be...if it really is a filter/drier, then perhaps you are following around a contractor who doesn't know any better.
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    no its a filter drier from manufacture ir says right on it.... thank for the reply i know the mufflers but this is a filter drier.

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    You are right it is a filter drier, had a customer that had 3 compressor failures and the company doing the work thought it was a muffler and never changed it. It was a split York heat pump figured it was an engineer that wanted to protect the 4 way valve. We took it out and used a byflow outside the unit no more compressor failures

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    I have never seen a filter drier on the discharge line of a Trane RTU and I work on a lot of them. So how old is the units you are finding this on and do they also have a filter on the liquid line?

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    i dont have excact model and serial but it is 3 phase 4 ton 460 v heat pump package unit and 2 failed compressor i only replaced one. never pulled out that filter drier/ muffler b cuz i thought it was a muffler too. when i warantied my comp. i pulled the so called muffler out and sure thing it was a filter drier. installed outside of OD coil/condenser and new comp no more problems. i have also seen this on a couple 3 and 4 ton york gas packs as well.

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    There is no problem in applying a filter-drier in the discharge line....providing it is a SOLID CORE filter-drier. York has done this for years, and is the result of extensive testing to proove out the theory. The likely reason is that a standard filter-drier is less expensive than the reversible filter-drier. Installing it in the discharge line eliminates the need for a reversible filter-drier on a heat pump.

    Due to the higher temperature in the discharge line, the filter-drier will have a reduced water capacity.

    Sporlan has never disagreed with the practice, although their recommendation is that the liquid line is the best place for a filter-drier.

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