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Old 10-14-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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cold Heat Pump compressor means what


Hi, I remember someone once saying that the "rule of thumb" for Heat Pump compressors is that they should be body temperature or slightly warm to the touch after they have been running for awhile. I have a geothermal unit and the compressor is cold to the touch. Means it is over-charged? right?? I know this is an oversimplification of the problem but am I on the right track.

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Hi, I remember someone once saying that the "rule of thumb" for Heat Pump compressors is that they should be body temperature or slightly warm to the touch after they have been running for awhile. I have a geothermal unit and the compressor is cold to the touch. Means it is over-charged? right?? I know this is an oversimplification of the problem but am I on the right track.

thanks

Walt
The only "rule of thumb" in HP diagnostics is that there is no "rule of thumb". Many different data points need to be analized and only then will they lead you down the right path on your journey to finding root cause.

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