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Old 08-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #16
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What are the (hand touch) temperature of the pipes, before and after the dryer, and also the temp of the large pipe.

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What are the (hand touch) temperature of the pipes, before and after the dryer, and also the temp of the large pipe.
The small pipe before the dryer is slightly warm.
The small pipe after the dryer is cooler, maybe just cooler than the outside air temp.
Under the insulation, the larger pipe is cool.

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #18
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Lots of people think that the refrigerant flows out the vapor line an d back to the condenser through the liquid line.
It does that round here, but only when its cold.

This is too much jibber jabber for a clogged drier.
Have a new company come out and pump the system down and replace the drier. Vacuum, and let loose the juice.
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Warm then cool, Sounds like a clogged dryer. replace it.
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I posted in this forum to try and gain an understanding and appreciation of the issue before I parted w/$590.

Many thanks to the forum members who moved my education along.


As a secondary benefit, discovered some wiring w/worn or eaten away insulation. Get a chance to repair that one before it causes an outage.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:18 PM   #21
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There has not been sufficient diagnostic information to warrant replacement of the refrigerant. Moisture is usually the cause of a restricted drier. It is either an internal failure of the drier, or residue from waxy oil deposits. The wax can be caused by high condensing temperatures, from dirty condenser coils, or a restriction in the metering device in the air handler. That's why the drier needs to be replaced AND then determine if there is a problem with the refrigerant.
This can be done with a non-condensible test. Its a simple procedure. There is a logical procedure to what we do. It doesn't involve assumptions and guestimating.
99% of clogged driers are just that- clogged. No mysterious refrigerant contamination. Your original tech tried to nail you to the wall. I have been in this field for 20 years and can count the number of times on one hand, that I have had to dump someones refrigerant (r22) from their a/c. And each time was just after a major repair. Not years after.

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