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  1. #14
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    40 lbs is not that much. your oil is in your cooler and should return in time with the correct charge and load. look for your leak again and again with several leak detectors.
    good luck

  2. #15
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    Check your compressor motor terminals area for an orange oily stain. The motor terminal pins have o'rings that will swell and contract with temperature changes. Leak test with motor cooled down to ambient or lower.

  3. #16
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    Tube leak is doubtful but NOT impossible.

    Schedule an eddy current ....

    Leak check and check and check every inch ...

    Still can't find it ?

    Go back in two weeks and another two weeks and follow the factory charging procedure ,I'm sure you did this time , and if it's low you have an idea of your leak rate.
    mikeacman

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightshaker View Post
    Also to add ...
    I would start with the condenser. Unless you have reason to believe the evaporator got a little too cold.
    I guess it's possible but what kind of power washer could they have used???
    UA 100

    It takes three people to do anything around here. Two do the work, one explains to the crowd of people who showed up when they seen smoke and flames.

  5. #18
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    I don't know, what does the book say?

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightshaker View Post
    I don't know, what does the book say?
    You would have to ask your buddy about that. I'm sure he could come up with some book from 1968 that says its ok to use a power washer. Who knows.
    UA 100

    It takes three people to do anything around here. Two do the work, one explains to the crowd of people who showed up when they seen smoke and flames.

  7. #20
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    Aww still caught up in the moment

  8. #21
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    I doubt a pressure washer would cause leaks ...destroy a coil yes

    Im a fan of low pressure high water volume washing , by low I guess I mean balanced ,enough pressure to do the job but not enough to strip paint ...

    That's just crazy
    mikeacman

  9. #22
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    Back on topic....

    To the OP...

    Make sure you leak check all your solenoids...found those leaking before and they don't always spew oil when they leak...unless it's the oil solenoid
    mikeacman

  10. #23
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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas Duster View Post
    You would have to ask your buddy about that. I'm sure he could come up with some book from 1968 that says its ok to use a power washer. Who knows.
    Now thats funny.....I don't care what anybody says....

  11. #24
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    how did you decide it was only 1/2 gal low on oil?
    Most leaks I have found was at fittings on top of oil separator.

  12. #25
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    Ok I am going to soap the whole outside with , well soap And go from there .

  13. #26
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    Off on oil level now its goning off on low saturated suction temp or refrigerant flow

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