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Old 09-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Problem with new rheem package unit.


Ok guys help me out here, 2 years ago we had a new rheem A/c installed in our town home package unit on the roof, a year later the compressor went on it, had it replaced under warranty but had to pay for the labor 400 bucks ok Sh#$ happens 3 months later a/c out again, this time the expansion valve, again warranty parts paid labor, 4 months later ac out again, this time the dryer was replaced, My question is could the bad compressor contaminate the system and cause the failure of these parts that have the small orifices basically clogging them? according too the ac guy the parts were clogged i asked with what and he just shrugged his shoulders, in an auto a/c system when the compresses go's out we had to flush the system and always replaced the dryer and the expansion valve, what the procedure on a residential ac.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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yup, acid is formed when a compressor becomes grounded if that is the case. electricity meets refrigerant equates into acid. That can take out a new compressor prematurely but you're talking about debris in the line and flushing a system.

Every time a refrigerant line is opened to atmosphere a drier needs to be replaced and a true system flush and vacuum performed. Doesn't sound like they did the compressor install properly to begin with.

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:32 AM   #3
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Filter drier should have been replaced when the compressor went out. It should have been replaced again when the TXV was changed out.

Was the compressor failure electrical or mechanical.
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