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Old 07-23-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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I need step by step instructions on replacing a compressor

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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Recover the refrigerant.
Remove connector ( 3 wires )
unwelding 2 copper line
Remove the compressor
Install new compressor
Welding 2 copper line
Reconnect connector
Leak check with N2
Vaccum the system..... 500micron
Recharge the system
Check SH and SC.

That's it

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I had a repair man come by & told me the motor and capacitor are bad on a Rheem RAKA-037Jaz. How can I test both the motor and the capacitor to make sure both are broken?
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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if capacitor is bulged on top it's bad. you can get them on e-bay or a local HVAC supply store for $10-20. if you have a multimeter with capacitance capabilities, turn it to this mode (uF) and connect C to HERM or C to FAN (top of capacitor may have 2 or 3 terminals, depending if it is dual run or not). if it reads 0 uF, it is bad.

what motor is bad? the fan motor?
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Recover the refrigerant.
Remove connector ( 3 wires )
unwelding 2 copper line
Remove the compressor
Install new compressor
Welding 2 copper line
Reconnect connector
Leak check with N2
Vaccum the system..... 500micron
Recharge the system
Check SH and SC.

That's it
Wouldn't turning off the power be something to do also.
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Wouldn't turning off the power be something to do also.
LOL It's in my signature
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LOL It's in my signature
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How about EPA certification..
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I was told the fan motor is bad, how can I test it?
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I was told the fan motor is bad, how can I test it?
Don't trust your repairman? You would need a meter to check.
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Replacing a compressor is like replacing an engine on a car leave it to the mechanics it's not really a DIY thing. Cleaning your own unit and minor troubleshooting along with replacing parts is OK but not replacing a compressor.

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