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  1. #1
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    reverse valve failure at pilot cap

    I am relaying this issue from my very experienced tech.

    reversing valve on a goodman R22 HP has been failing at cap-pilot connection, either at hot gas or suction.

    4 and counting.

    Goodman has suggested many solutions, all followed but no inprovements.

    No vibration seen, no slugging, new compressor with looped hot discharge to absorb vibration.

    Anyone Seen this?

  2. #2
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    Wow. No one has an idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timjimbob View Post
    Wow. No one has an idea?
    Have you changed 4 reversing valves on a Goodman unit?

    I hope not because it would have been easier, cheaper, faster, and probably much less headache to change the unit.

    Sent from my ERIS using Tapatalk 2

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    Would have if it wasn't R22. Goodman warranty some valves.

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    I understand the valve is under warranty, but are you eating the labor to do all that or is the customer?

    4 reversing valves and a new compressor and it's still blowing the cap tube..... hmmm

    Did this just start since the heating season?

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    No heating here yet!

    Not sure, but I think been dong it since last year.

    Not customer.

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    4 times since 2008

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    So the info is from your tech, but it's not your customer.....

    Step in and sell them a new unit.

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    my customer. Unit was new when problem started

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    Chinese Kwality

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    I've only had one unit that busted a pilot tube more than once. 2 times within a couple months or something like that. I went out to do the 2nd and found poor connection causing a chatter. Can't remember if it was contactor or valve chattering but it took care of it. It was a 410 unit but...

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