HERE is my 1993 3-ton Trane XE1200 heat pump.
The compressor hasn't been working so I had a technician out for a diagnosis. THIS is what he discovered when he took the access panel off. HERE is a closer look.
So I'm missing 11 lbs of R22 and it's not cooling too well right now.
- Is the break in that tubing repairable...or does the entire assembly need to be replaced?
- Since this unit has no low-pressure cut-off switch, what did the compressor do when all the R22 leaked out? Did it keep running until it self-destructed?
- Is it likely that the compressor has suffered serious damage?
I hate to say it...but I'm the typical homeowner... If I can have this unit repaired and limp it through this season with a reasonable (better than 50%) chance of success, I'll try it. But if you guys tell me to stick a fork in it, I will.
Thanks for any advice.