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    kinky pictures

    Not THAT kind of kinky, but now I have your attention.
    Is the kink in this line on the inside of my condenser unit correct? Would this kink occurred at installation or at the Carrier factory?




    This is looking down into the unit under the fan.
    Thanks
    chris

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    Factory or during shipping, but should be fixed regardless.

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    Installation shoud have had nothing to do with this -- unless they dropped the unit.
    Do you notice any damage on the outside of the cabinet like a flat spot that shouldn't be there. Most likely shipping damage at some point. Shoudn't have occurred on the factory line -- but maybe. If the unit/system is new raise hell and get it fixed.

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    Factory.

    Have it repaired ASAP.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Brand new. No visible damage to the unit. Would this have been something the installer would have seen or not necesarily? Not sure if they have any reason to go inside 'the box' at installation. All I saw was them hook up the lines to the exterior of the unit however I was not present for the entire installation.

    The tech did tell me he charged the unit and the numbers looked fine (or some such). I would think a significant kink like that would show up when doing whatever testing is done after installation.
    -chris

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    If that's a factory problem, that is REALLY scary. How on earth would that pass QC? What other problems are lurking that I CANT see?

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    Depending on the ambient and load at the time the installer started up the system, he wouldn't notice it.
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    Was the compressor in an isolation blanket? If so, what prompted you to open up the compressor isolation box, just out of curiosity?

    Bet you're glad you did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHughes View Post
    Was the compressor in an isolation blanket? If so, what prompted you to open up the compressor isolation box, just out of curiosity?

    Bet you're glad you did...
    I didn't open the box. Was merely peering through the grill on top.
    Not sure what an isolation blanket is.
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    What kind of Carrier is this? I see some sort of blanket lying to the upper-left of the compressor: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...cture001-1.jpg. An isolation blanket dampens the noise from the compressor. Some Carrier's have them.

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    Infinity.
    Yes, that is a blanket in the upper left. is that supposed to be covering the black R2D2 thing. Sorry if I'm being too technical. I figured it was covering something else.
    -chris

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    Yes it is. R2D2 appears to be a reciprocating compressor, and the 25HNA6 has a compressor blanket (one of several Carrier's that do have them).

    Now I wonder if somebody removed the compressor blanket and did some damage.

    Alert the installation company of your finding ASAP.

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    It looks like it was twisted after brazing, not shipping damage. It also appears that the mounting bolts are intact at the base of the compressor. Unless deliberate sabatoge was done it appears to have left the factory that way.
    Probably made on fri!
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