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  1. #14
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    Ok. I have replaced it. There was about 56oz r22 instead of 73oz according to the label on the condenser. When I checked for leaks I found one on the pipe entering the condenser and probably that was the problem with the unit and my old compressor is not bad. Anyway I did not put it back.

  2. #15
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    so it was low on freon and running high suction low head pressures??? Hummmmmmmmmmmmm.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  3. #16
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    so what was the real problem with the unit. subcool auperheat presures and line temps and td. if the old compressor is still good did you charge for the new one or just the repair

  4. #17
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    hvac r us 2 agree on a lot of things

    Originally posted by hvac r us 2
    The question I always ask my guys is "why did it die?"

    Make no mistake a 7 year old compressor just didnt die, it was murdered!

    Dont let anybody kid you, there is a reason that compressor failed and it's not becuase it was defective, old age, a lemon, hit by lightning, voltage spiking...

    You know all the popular answers techs give when they really dont know.

    Without knowing why the first compressor failed, stands to reason the second compressor will also have the same fate.

    Ask yourself,
    How much oil is left in the old compressor?
    Is the unit mis applied?
    Long line not done correctly?This is one. Poor filter maintenance could be the culprit.
    Low ambient not done right?
    Wrong metering device?
    Bad airflow?
    How much refrigerant did you take out, was it overcharged?

    You get the idea...the answer is out there!

  5. #18
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    smokin68
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    so it was low on freon and running high suction low head pressures??? Hummmmmmmmmmmmm.
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    Is it really any easier doing it twice?????




    Hmmmmmmmmmmm is right......doesn't sound like a low charge would give you the pressure reading that you posted.

    I think there is something else to this,don't you?

  6. #19
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    I'm So CONFUSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #20
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    mistake or not one thing i can say once you burn out a compressor it is history and you eat the mistake. putting it back it wont be runnig for long if at all and you just waisted two compressors

  8. #21
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    Green oil....Hmmmm

    Copper Sulfate? Has a nice odor too....

  9. #22
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    TXV gaged open?

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