300 lbs is about 150Ί condensing
150Ί condensing is too high. Hell; at just 200 lbs. I would be looking for issues. That huge head pressure is why the compressor is drawing high amps.
First clean both coils, especially the condenser. Really Clean! See-thru clean.
Next; remove all the refrigerant and evacuate the system. Replace the LLD - make it a decent size for the system.
Charge in the R-12 substitute of your choice - I would use R-414 if it were me. Get the subcooling to about 5-6Ί while making sure that the pressures are not doing anything alarming. If they are - check to find out why.
As the box temp falls the SSH will fall into line. If not; add some refrigerant and check it again. About 8-10 SC with the box near within 10Ί of design is what you are looking for.
Forget the exotic maybes - get the basics right and you will almost always be pleased to find that all the crazy stuff has somehow gone away on it's own.
Originally Posted by GREGHVACGUY
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