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    Reversing valve

    Pressures are equalized in cooling mode, seems to be stuck, liquid line sweating, greenhorn tech, goodman, it's clicking and calling for ac, rv coil didn't have much magnetic pull, changing it today, could it be the compressor, all help greatly appreciated


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    if the valve isnt switching why would you diagnose a compressor? do you get a bigger commission?
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    I can hear the valve switching, sounds weird not like a full switch, almost like it's bleeding, but the liquid line still sweating, compressor ohms good, clear to ground also, changing valve today, heelllpppp


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    Didn't recommend compressor,just hate to do this and then have to put a compressor on


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    How do I do that?


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    How was the pressures in heat mode, equalized also, ( having your low side gauge hooked to the common suction? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezer81 View Post
    Didn't recommend compressor,just hate to do this and then have to put a compressor on


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    Is this for a customer? If so sounds like a expensive repair for whomever by not dialing in the root cause. Doesn't your company you work for have a senior Tech. versed in Heat Pumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    Is this for a customer? If so sounds like a expensive repair for whomever by not dialing in the root cause. Doesn't your company you work for have a senior Tech. versed in Heat Pumps?
    I was thinking that also.
    I have a policy in place where none of our average techs can diagnose an improperly shifting reversing valve without calling a senior techs.
    It's just to much money to lose.

    A halfway shifted valve is pretty easy to test for using a temp probe.
    Goodman's service manual for your unit does a good job explaining this.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    Thanx guys, it was the rv!


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