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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by walden.raccoon View Post
    You're using A different gas? O,,o

    My fault..it's an r22 replacement
    Yes its an r22 replacement and I made sure I ran a good vacuum also

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    You got power problems id bet. What's the amp draw on common. Also common and run together and start only?

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    Have you checked amp draw? If the other ones posts blew out, it sounds like it may have been running hot as well. Filter?

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    Filters are clean. I will hop into the attic today and check how clean the coil is. But assuming all that is good and the amp draw is too high, what could possibly be causing it?

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    Does this compressor have the preformed terminal connector (as found on many copeland scrolls) or is it the type that you wire each lead individually?

    If it is the preformed connector, look at your female spades closely. Sometimes they get loose and cause a bad terminal connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Does this compressor have the preformed terminal connector (as found on many copeland scrolls) or is it the type that you wire each lead individually?

    If it is the preformed connector, look at your female spades closely. Sometimes they get loose and cause a bad terminal connection.
    Yes its a copeland that you just basically plug in. I'll check to make sure its not loose also. Thank you for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaiahV View Post
    The old one still has the correct MFD

    Yes liquid line drier was replaced, and yes this unit has a txv.

    Thank you for all the replies!
    Are you sure the compressor is even pumping for two minutes? You said MFD on capacitor is correct, but did you verify with a meter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaiahV View Post
    Yes its a copeland that you just basically plug in. I'll check to make sure its not loose also. Thank you for the suggestion!
    I bet that's your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Are you sure the compressor is even pumping for two minutes? You said MFD on capacitor is correct, but did you verify with a meter?
    I can only get refrigerant in when the compressor kicks on, so I'm guessing it is pumping when the compressor kicks on. If the capacitor is bad, wouldn't my compressor not kick on? Or do you think the capacitor could be affecting my amps even though it has the right mfd?

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    I would at least check mfd of capacitor for +-5% of rated value. I do think a weak capacitor can cause higher amp draw.

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    I usually seat that peckerhead with a mallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    I would at least check mfd of capacitor for +-5% of rated value. I do think a weak capacitor can cause higher amp draw.
    Heres a pic of the capacitor, it appears to be within range.
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    Yea. That's ok.

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