I am new to this forum and hope that I can get some good feedback.
I work for a GC and was recently advised that the compressor on one of the chillers we installed and started up in 4/2012 is shot. This seems rather odd that a compressor would go bad in such a short period of time. Here are some of the facts regarding installation and start-up (all performed by McQuay techs):
[Initial Start-up postponed due to chiller issues loose bolts, gaskets, water leaking from chiller (not piping connection to the chiller). Makes me question if chillers were factory tested.
2nd start-up attempt 4/11/2012 issues with chiller 3 not starting compressor would go out on fault
Functional Performance Testing 8/17/2012 hiller would not start; manufacturers rep believes compressor control boards were bad. Boards were replaced.
Could any of the scenarios above indicate a bad compressor?
Should the compressor go bad this quickly?
How much will it cost to replace the compressor?
I'm a little stuck since the McQuay warranty is up and I'm still under my one year warranty with the Owner.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.