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    Trane XR16 unit won't fire up. Low pressure sensor causing it to lock out. Open the cage and find the filter dryer line snapped off below the inline dryer. Two year old unit. Lost all its charge. 13 Pounds of 410A plus labor. Fun. Really poor manufacturing on Trane's part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobTheHomeowner View Post
    Trane XR16 unit won't fire up. Low pressure sensor causing it to lock out. Open the cage and find the filter dryer line snapped off below the inline dryer. Two year old unit. Lost all its charge. 13 Pounds of 410A plus labor. Fun. Really poor manufacturing on Trane's part!
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    There is more to that story than what has been told so far.

    Keep me posted.
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    What do you think is the rest of the story? Vandalism seems remote given is in a locked security camera controlled area and would have required taking apart the cage to get to it. My suspicion is that the drier vibrated constantly until the copper became work brittle and let go. Your thoughts?

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    I think that #2 is likely accurate.

    But vibration of the sort required to cause that break is not at all normal. So the line breaking is a symptom - not a problem.

    But I don't have a perfect crystal ball - so let's see what shows up when the unit is back in service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobTheHomeowner View Post

    1. What do you think is the rest of the story? Vandalism seems remote given is in a locked security camera controlled area and would have required taking apart the cage to get to it.

    2. My suspicion is that the drier vibrated constantly until the copper became work brittle and let go.

    3. Your thoughts?
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    From the photo, looks like there is a piece missing.
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    Looks like the pipe had been under stress from being out of line. Was the rest of the broken pipe still in the drier? Maybe a poor braze joint along with possible compressor or fan blade balance issue.
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    Yes the two pieces mate up So no copper line missing. Balance issue is a good point!

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    Breaks like that dont happen from vibration.

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    Looks a bit like a frozen coil could have pushed the line to the outside causing the break.
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    I hope they put the drier inside where it belongs!

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    That sucks. I've seen heat pumps shake so bad after an ice storm that they broke copper lines. At least yours has a low pressure safety, many don't and it ruins the compressor too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyinlincoln View Post
    That sucks. I've seen heat pumps shake so bad after an ice storm that they broke copper lines. At least yours has a low pressure safety, many don't and it ruins the compressor too.
    True although since it is still under warranty it might have been cheaper for the compressor to destroy itself and replace with a pre-charged unit at no charge under warranty. I wish I could get the line dryer moved but since it is a Trane warranty repair, they will likely want to put it back the exact same way built. I have switched to Carrier units now for the other income properties - maybe I will have better luck.

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