Scroll Compressor Hot/Loud
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  1. #1
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    Is it normal for running Scroll compressor in Ruud 2 ton condensing unit to be hot to touch on top?? Cooler towards the bottom but top is pretty warm!!! Also seems kinda loud?

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    Originally posted by mikeinva
    Is it normal for running Scroll compressor in Ruud 2 ton condensing unit to be hot to touch on top?? Cooler towards the bottom but top is pretty warm!!! Also seems kinda loud?
    Yes "don't touch the top it's hot"
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    New equipment is junk because.......

    Scroll compressors
    No crankcase heat
    No safety switches
    No regulations on sale
    Fixed orfices
    No start kits
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    Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
    New equipment is junk because.......

    Scroll compressors
    No crankcase heat
    No safety switches
    No regulations on sale
    Fixed orfices
    No start kits
    As opposed to old equipment?

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    Its a week old now. Seemed quieter when it was first installed. Sounds like something is vibrating and or rubbing. The 18 year old Ruud was pretty quiet. Just the sound of the fan and air.

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    Scrolls do get hot on the top but you should still be able to hold your hand on it without getting burned.

    Always have a third party verify the installation. Never hire the same company that installed it for warranty work.
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    What about noisy??? Noise Like something is vibrating coming thru bedroom wall.

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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
    Always have a third party verify the installation. Never hire the same company that installed it for warranty work.

    Does that apply to your company as well Steve?


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    Slugging liquid???

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    Originally posted by smac
    Mikeinva: Most noisey scrolls are that way do to slugging liquid or improper ref charge. Proper charge is a must. Sump heaters are nice even if the manufacture doesn't put them on.
    Or it could just be the lineset making contact with a part of the house and just vibrating, thus the noise. Look for the simple and obvious first before blaming the compressor or charge condition. JMHO.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by simpleman
    [i]Originally posted by Steve Wiggins
    Always have a third party verify the installation. Never hire the same company that installed it for warranty work.

    Does that apply to your company as well Steve?

    Is this the same as we should practice what we preach?
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    The lineset (biggest line) is resting on mortar where it enters the brick foundation and then goes up thru the wall?? This could induce noise??

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    It certainly could cause an annoying vibration. Most scrolls discharge gas through the top which would explain the heat.


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    Yes we have air conditioning in our igloos.

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