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Old 08-25-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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I had a compressor replaced by a service tech under warranty. All is well, but I asked him how he knew the oil level was correct in the compressor and he said, "The compressor comes with the correct amount of oil and there is no additional oil left in the system."

It was a 2 ton - R22 unit with a Bristol compressor.
Is this all there is to having the right amount of oil in a system?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Yep. It travels thru the system with the refrigerant. On a reciprocating refrigeration compressor it needs checking but not on a hermetic unit like yours.

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If he blew out teh coils and line set. Thats all he had to do.

Most techs don't check the old compressor to see how much oil is out in the system. And, for the most part. They get a way with it with no ill effects.

Text book, he was suppose to measurehow much oil was left in the old compresor, and adjust the oil amount by the same in the new compressor.
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Makes sense to me. Thanks for the help.
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You can buy an accessory dip stick to check the oil
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You can buy an accessory dip stick to check the oil


They must not sell them in my area....Looked on Ebay... couldn't find one

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