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    QD 132A Compressor Change

    Manitowoc QD 132A Undercounter Ice Machine

    This might seem like a basic question , but does anyone have any ideas on the change out of the original compressor in this system ?

    What would be the recommended HP rating ?

    Single Phase unit , R-404A


    Thanks.
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    Get the original replacement from Manitowoc, it will save you having to repipe a cookie-cutter compressor. Manitowocs really dont have a lot of room to play with in there, especially an undercounter model.
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    Ditto
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    Depending on the serial number of the machine, it originally had either a Tecumseh or a Danfoss compressor. You may be able to find a wholesaler replacement with the same model number, but it may not have all the same features as the Manitowoc OEM replacement...one being different discharge valves for ice machine duty.

    HVAC-Talk member jonbailey19808 had a good explanation of this a while back (Go to post #20):

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=673871

    I agree with the others, stick with the OEM compressor replacement.
    Last edited by icemeister; 04-29-2011 at 01:01 PM.

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    I agree with using the OEM , but sometimes it takes months to recieve parts from the U.S , and not mention Manitowoc's price mark up on spare parts.

    From the information i have recieved , the service tech states that it has a copeland installed in it at the moment.

    Thanks for the referral icemeister
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