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Old 11-15-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Rheem compressor or reversing valve problems

I have a rheem heatpump I was told that my compressor was bad, but when I talked to a person who works for a hvac company he said most likely my reversing valve was stuck, this past summer the ac went down, that's when I had it checked, now that it's getting cold, if the compressor is bad will there be heat. I was told that I should have heat, but I don't. Can anyone help me find out what the problem is.


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Old 11-15-2016, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: Rheem compressor or reversing valve problems

You'll have heat if your system has electric aux heat installed or a furnace for backup.

It will be very expensive heat if the former.

Best to get this unit fixed before you need heat.

A compressor is bad if it won't start, is shorted to ground or runs but doesn't pump.

A bad reversing valve or metering device can easily be misdiagnosed as a bad compressor. Get this unit checked by someone who's competent; that may be hard to find.


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Old 11-15-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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Re: Rheem compressor or reversing valve problems

Does the outdoor unit run at all?
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