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    how do i to remove exess oil?

    what is the best way to remove exess oil in a hermetically sealed system?

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    dump the compressor upside down...what makes you think you have excess oil
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    How did you determine that you have excess oil in the system?

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    hypothetical question. would a system with multiple compressor replacements leave exess oil?

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    Use a flushing agent like rx11. When changing your compressor

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhumbard View Post
    hypothetical question. would a system with multiple compressor replacements leave exess oil?
    If you had oil return issues.

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    I have never done this but I've heard it's the "right" way to prevent too much oil. When you pull out the old pump, dump the oil and measure it. then remove the difference from the new pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheeman View Post
    Use a flushing agent like rx11. When changing your compressor
    I think I'd rather have the excess oil

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    We remove excess oil through the service port of the oil reservoir after the oil separator.

    Normally, from what I see, there are oil return problems and "technicians" add oil here and there.

    When the actual problem is repaired, excess oil must be removed.

    Do you have more specifics about the equipment you are repairing?
    Jim
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    What size of system are you referring to?
    obviously you are referring to a larger capacity system, where a 2sac is referring to a much smaller capacity unit. What capacity is the system that original post is from?

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    I'm not. I'm just wondering in case I run in to this kind of situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhumbard View Post
    hypothetical question. would a system with multiple compressor replacements leave exess oil?
    Yep.


    I've seen this on various mini-split units.


    Blow the lines and linesets out before installing the compressor.

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