New compressor but no filter drier?
I just had a new compressor put in my five ton Carrier Infinity. Gentleman came out and fixed it fast. I was not home when he came so didn't see him work. I was sitting down to do a review and decided to go outside and look over his handy work and noticed that he didn't replace the original filter dryer on the system. Unless things have changed, my dad as an ac man and never changed a compressor or condenser unit without a new filter drier. I thought I would ask here to see "what the norm" is before calling him or placing my review.
When a system is opened the filter dryer is replaced. Call them and ask why it was not.
Originally Posted by John Winn
I agree with second opinion, you should have had a new filter dryer installed. If it was a "burn out" compressor, then additional clean up filters are needed. Otherwise the 2nd compressor will only last a very short time!! IMO
Wow call him ASAp!!
I had a very similar thing happen the so call " HVAC pro" knew he was replacing a compressor that failed via acid burout and charged me for an acid away purge and virgin Freon but the fool left in the old suction line filter to feed the the new compressor...it lasted 13 months just long enough to be out of warranty.
I now have a case to go before the contractor review board. This contractorl thinks it is ok to do thsi ?
Please any of you pro's who know thisi is super substandard workmanship post it here.
I asked Emerson for Copeland compressors for a statement that when an acid burout happens the compressor suction filter must be replaced they never replied.
This contractor must feel he had an in with the review board as we all know he blew it bigtime.
John, you've gotten two professional opinions thus far and I will make it a third. The filter should have been changed, period. There is no room for argument. It literally takes less than five minutes to change. It's not too late, it can still be changed and you should demand they do so.
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we always change filter dryer with new compressor. ALWAYS !!!!
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When he comes out to change the fool filter have him bring and acid test with him. At no point should he have left an old filter on there after a burnout. As Second Opinion said the filter should be changed whenever the system is opened though few rarely do that with little or no detriment at least in the short term that I have ever seen or heard of if it is fairly young to begin with. It's a relatively cheap part and an easy replacement and good habit to have them changed when opened to the moisture.
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Shouldn't the suction line filter be replaced within 24 hours of the initial installation of said filter?
sounds like another hack doing crappy work wonder what else he didn't do correctly
Who hijacked who???
hey guys ...and john...
All I was asking is..
Did you get your contractor to return to do it right.
Please do not hijack this to paste into a new thread. Like someone just did
As long as we are on the same subject of not replacing suction line filters the first time we should share what happened??
You Hijacked said thread.
Originally Posted by tomkat862
OP is talking about liquid line filters not suction line filters.
If the suction filter had no PD then it did not cause your compressor to fail.
a filter is a filter guys
"....work and noticed that he didn't replace the original filter dryer on the system..."
Stop hijacking the thread. A filter is not a filter. There are different types, which need to be replaced at different times.
Originally Posted by tomkat862
The original filter dryer would have most likely been a liquid line filter dryer, not a suction line dryer.
I will be the 7th pro to suggest to call him back out.
On a compressor change out, I would change ANY filter/dryer in the system or add one if it's not present.
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