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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
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    Confused true temp reach in freezer

    GDM 49F First tech diagnosed defective compressor, drawing lock rotor. When I arrive the unit is running with no product, temp is 0 degrees. 20 degrees across evap. Pulled rack out and amped compressor, 3.4 amps. compressor rated 9.9. Called tech support and was advised to replaced compressor which was already on site along with start kit and drier. When i adjusted ORI valve the compressor would start pulling into a vacuum at about 4 amps. Ambient in store about 75 degrees. Pressures 404a 200 over 10. Superheat would vary from 50 degrees to 5 degrees very quickly. Replaced compressor and other components, exact same results. Called tech support and was advised to cut 3 inched off both cap tubes at liquid line, I did this and purged with nitrogen, could not detect any restriction. ii vacuumed to 200 microns, charged, no change. Now they want me to replace complete cap tube assembly. This unit is still under warranty. Question, if a cap tube was restricted wouldn't I see an elevated head? I'm not a refrigeration guru but have a considerable amount of experience over the years. Another question is that the evaporator fans cycle with the temp control?? According to the schematic the only things that cycle the fans are the door switches and the defrost control. Last thing this a national account and are only paying us $250 for the compressor change out. I exceded that by a considerable amount and a new unit would only cost about $4000. I always get stuck in these situations. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2006
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    no elevated head with L.L. restriction ... warranty work blows but dont you bill the customer the difference in which the manufacturer dont pay ?

  3. #3
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    Oct 2005
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    Clovis,Calif. 93612
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    At 0 degrees your not far off. I always check the temp. with my own electronic thermometer. Sometimes I find the units thermometer off by 5 degrees. If you got a one cap tube system. Then yes it would show a high head. But you got a two cap system. I bet one cap is plugged or restricted. Also I never use the drier that True sends. They are a P.O.S.. Use a sporlan cap tube drier. The evap fans turn off by door switches and defrost clock. Also if you have a door that has slid down just a little. It will not close the door switch contact.Result closed door but no fans.

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