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  1. #1
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    Busted chiller barrel

    The end results from changing a compressor without determining the cause of failure for the existing one. The new compresoor lasted less than a day.

    And it isn't green leak dectector dye you're seeing.
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    Looks like your a little short on glycol. Top it off and you'll be good.
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    Just think of the profit in changing out the barrel as well as a new compressor, cleaning the refrigerant lines, oil, txv, ect ect ect ect.......
    Never give up; Never surrender!

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    Hydrologics will end in catastrophic failure every time whoops.
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    It is not exactly cheating, I prefer to consider it
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    What did you do that for?

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    Sightglass is green... good to go!!

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    Even if he missed all the symptom clues, when this "tech" installed the new compressor, we know he couldn't have pulled a decent vacuum. Yet, he opened the tank valve, added refrigerant, and left. Some days I just get a headache.

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    Wow that is awesome!! We had a situation similar to this but we were looking for a leak when the vacuum pump oil kept getting milky. Come to find out it had a broken tube in the barrel also.

    Fun times ahead for you!

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    Ouch.
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    Isn't "green" the wave of the future?
    Officially, Down for the count

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  11. #11
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    I hate when that happens.

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    I spent some time drying one out this summer, what a treat.

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