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Old 07-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #16
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Sein just a FYI...compressors that young don't go out for no reason. Something killed it. Ask for a leak check before committing to a new compressor. A new evap coil(if it leaks),burn out clean up and new compressor will be expensive and have a 1 year warranty. A new system will have a 10 year warranty. While it's true a system can be fixed instead of replaced often times it just doesn't make financial sense to do so. Get ALL the options before making the decision.

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Sein just a FYI...compressors that young don't go out for no reason. Something killed it. Ask for a leak check before committing to a new compressor. A new evap coil(if it leaks),burn out clean up and new compressor will be expensive and have a 1 year warranty. A new system will have a 10 year warranty. While it's true a system can be fixed instead of replaced often times it just doesn't make financial sense to do so. Get ALL the options before making the decision.
Thanks, Marty! I am getting a replacement compressor installed , as opposed to getting a new system which is significantly more expensive and I don't plan on living in this house for more than a couple of years.... I did insist on a leak check, though the tech guy did say this didn't look like a refrigerant issue... he did say the electrical continuity tests passed ok, but the compressor locks up on starting ... I'm wondering if this is maybe a mechanical failure ?
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Be SURE they check for acid levels. Grounded compressors almost always result in some level of burnout. They should certainly install a liquid line drier, and if the level is high enough they should also install a suction line drier. We also use Acid-Away in addition to the driers, and I cannot recall the last time we had a failure after a compressor install (other than one that was DOA after running for about 4 minutes - boy did that ever tick me off!!)

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