Does anyone know how you can diagnose a restricted distributer to the evap? Anyway, was called out for a lack of cooling call. evap was filthy and so was outdoor unit. supply air around 60 after 15 min of run time. hooked up and it definitely looked short. Ambient 95 suction 64 discharge 225. I charged a little in and the pressures came down, what's up with that. Anyone knows anything i would appreciate the help. Thanks
You have to clean the unit in order for it to perform properly. What was your superheat reading before putting in some gas?
HVAC Contractor, Tyler Texas.
what was the super heat and sub cool. what was the td aceoss the coil,suction line temp liquid line temp
was there enough airflo across the coil. need info the give answer. presure alone does not tell anyone if it is low on charge.
Need more info. Get the Super heat, sub cool, wet bulb temp
Is there a serv. facts in the unit. It will tell if charge is ok. Check the blower wheel is it clean. Is this a pack or a split. With out this info you will not be able to properly diagnose this unit or any other unit.
My thoughts on checking for restriction is take temperature reading where each refrigerant cicuit ends and if there is a rather large difference in readings then you will have your answer.
I admit I was in a hurry. Anyway, its a split coleman 3 ton. ambient 78
return 74 degrees
supply 56 degrees
disch 187 psi
liq line 94 degrees
gauge high side 97 degrees
suct line temp 35 degrees
gauge low 33 degrees
inlet evap 48 degrees
outlet evap 38
I took the td of evap last as I had to shut unit off to attach temp probes. Now I am not an expert so be easy on me if it seems I didn't get a correct reading. Also suction line is frosting up at service port. It seems to me that the evap is passing straight liq through, but thought I would ask the smart guys.
Thanks for your help
looking at the info given have you cleaned evaporator and checked filters? sounds like evap may be dirty or stoped up.
As bama said you got an air flow problem
Also may be be slightly over charged with your subcool being that low.
But can't tell till you corrct air flow problem.
Did you add gas to system trying to get vapor pressure up?
If you want to check for a restriction at the indoor unit. Disable the blower and watch the distributors for frosting, they should all frost at the same time and rate.
When you clean the coil be sure not to forget to pull and clean the blower, i bet it will be as nasty as the coil
HVAC Contractor, Tyler Texas.
I did add some gas , not much because I didn't see pressures rise but instead fell. The air flow seems to really be blowing good out of registers but do not have a cfm meter. I cleaned the coil in place the best I could and made a hell of a mess but don't know if that is good enough as it was caked with crud. Also thanks for the tip on restricted header I will check that out.
You might have to pull the coil and clean it, if the blower isn't all hogged up also.
If the distributors aren't restricted.
You might want to do a pressure drop test across the coil, that will tell you if the coil is still cruded up.
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help. As soon as I pulled the blower and cleaned it ,everything came back to normal. I also found a collapsed supply duct under the house which affected the entire right side of the house, that one hurt my brain. Anyways thanks again for your help.