The compressor runs
The condenser fan runs
The evap fan runs
So first hose the whole thing out, especially the cond coil, with a garden hose so you're not working on some yakked up pos.
Let it dry
Then remove the drier
Make sure nitrogen pressure comes through the cap tube
Silphos a access valve onto the compressor's stub
Replace the drier with one with an access valve on it.
Pressurize to 150 with nitrogen. Leave overnight.
If the pressure falls by morning - find the leak(s)
If you can't find the leaks - evac, add some dye, and charge to ambient plus 30º
Let it run for a few days and then look for dye traces
Give it to the scrap man and get back to work
Originally Posted by Snapperhead
like 3 foot tall , glass door , 134 10 oz
customer had me take a peek while fixing a deli case
No access ports ofcourse and i didnt have any pierce valves
Cond had a small blanket of fur , cleaned that off
Feeling around , the line line off compressor is kinda hot going to cond, and the compressor shell kinda hot as well , but the tube bends on the cond are ambient at top and bottom.
drier has been replaced before judging by the aweful braze job , and its slightly cooler than ambient to touch
all fans working fine
I guess its time for another drier and cut out few inches of cap tube ?
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