Originally Posted by craig1
i had the same unit that was given to me when it broke. i had the same problems. i got tired of fiddling with it so i junked it.
Originally Posted by icemeister
Well guess what , while adjusting the little screws on the thermostat , i figured i better leak check coil while in there , since it obviously has a leak , seeing how the drier was not the issue.
Found it pitted pretty good where the cap tube was brazed in
Too many pits on both sides to repair on the stub , it would have been nearly impossible to mend , so i ripped out the top tube as you can see to get some fresh copper ( go on ... applaud me for the wonderful snipping job ) and did what i had to do.
p.s .... the outter tube you see there still open , was not part of the coil , it is for structural support i guess
Sad part is , i will never be able to charge the amount of time i have in this thing. Im sure if its over 2 bills they will say keep the durn thing. Hmmph
Learning to tell the difference between a clogged cap tube and a low charge would have been worth a lot to time in this instance!
yea i know , and my mistake was thinking logic ..... blanket of lint on coil made cap tube wax up .... NOT
oh well , next time i dont assume
Good part is , I would have replaced drier anyway as old as it was
Nice looking repair. If it doesn't leak - you have done well.
Getting paid is good - but learning is often priceless as no one can ever take that away from you.
Charge them full price. If they decline, and you cannot convince - then turn it up to 50º and keep your white wine in it.
Originally Posted by Snapperhead
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
Pffft ... zinfandel for the wife , Samuel adams summer for me
This morning after little tuning of the t-stat , 80 ambient , compressor shell 138 , drier 113 , low side 12 , kicking off 28.4 , kick on 44
Thats some nice cold coke right there !
But is that correct swing temps ?
pretty big differential. if u cant adjust it any better and want to sink another 60 dollars in it the a12-701 ranco will cut in at 41 out about 32-34 and has some slight adjustment too
on the ranco , i see 2 screws , "in" and "out"
I turned the out screw towards the hotter 1/4 turn , and the in screw 1/4 colder , last night
How much can i turn them ? and is that correct way .....
Temp shouldn't get above 40*. Might just want to go with a new cold control.
If you don't have a lot of product in the box, it might go above 40 before cut-in.
Stop playing with the cold control.
You're still under charged.
Nice job on the evap repair.
Common sense isn't very common anymore.
( sorry jim , i already played with stat screws ) i have it set now comming on at 38 and off at 31 with the knob on 3
so the low side is still a bit too low at 12 ? Need a tiny squirt ....
Whats a good low side