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Offline hp1020

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failed compressor?????
« on: August 14, 2008, 09:46:28 PM »
what is the fail rate on new compressors  have a new 2 tonn a.c pressure are good install fine has been working for 3 months now no problems .... no there is a grinding noise comming from the compressor that can be heard down the street  any ideas?????

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Re: failed compressor?????
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 10:11:25 PM »
Does the unit still cool?

Sounds like the refrigerant may have leaked out.
Take a look at the welds inside & outside, you might feel some oil that would indicate a leak.

Offline hp1020

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Re: failed compressor?????
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:03:31 PM »
pressure are keeping the same at 65 low side 185 high side stopped cooling as house temp when up 6 degreese in 1 hour

Offline Rustymike

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Re: failed compressor?????
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 02:08:39 PM »
from the sounds of things, if your using R22, the hi side valves could be leaking back or your only running on 1 cylinder