Good choice Yuri
(your heroes). I know those guys too (from TV anyway). B & W television was in transition to color, when I was early teens (if I remember correctly).
Had no problem with the QwikLug repair kit and compressor started without any hesitation whatsoever. After 15 minutes of operation, I lifted the cabinet's top up (condenser fan/motor is not attached to the cabinet top on this model - Nothing is! Was great!) to see the suction line covered with condensation, which someone told me is a good indicator as to the charge pressures being "close". Anyway, cooling has returned, and I didn't get my head blown off! (thx to you guys). So, just tell me what you prefer, and new cars will be sent out to each of you, seriously!....
Couldn't access the top of the compressor on this unit (for the data). All the others I've seen so far, I could - no problem. The others all have had plenty of air space around them and were positioned not that far from directly underneath the condenser fan (fan and comp.'s have all been on left side so far).
This compressor was in a front-right compartment, with the control panel right on top of it. Control panel was not in the usual vertical position with all components attached to its back wall, but in a horizontal position (on top of compressor), with caps and contactor attached to bottom of the panel and trans. and relay attached to side wall.
The wires from all components in the control panel went thru two grommeted holes in bottom of panel, directly on top of compressor. There was extremely little clearance between compressor top and control panel bottom and the wires just complicated it further. Hardly any slack in those wires.
What I forgot to do was check compressor amps and get the amps rating off of contactor (I suspect it’s 30 Amps - FLA, if that make sense), by comparison to others I’ve R&R’d so far). However, I’m going to go back maybe Friday or over the weekend and get some readings for the compressor and motors, so I’ll have some comparitive information, when on other systems, and to report back with, to you guys (for this system). I'll get the contactor info also.
The letters “lsi” (in lower case like that I believe) appeared on the top of this cabinet (in a logo-type circle or oval maybe), and the word HOME (in caps) a short distance to the right of lsi. This company still in business? Looks like there was (is?) an "lsi" company who made Commercial and "HOME" heating & air products (after minimal googling ).
This company still in business? When a guy of retired-age at the supply house saw the compressor run cap I took in for testing (took a multimeter with capacitance feature back to store, gotta get another one/different make), he remarked how old it must have been (didn't know the age of it however). It was a monster (only 35-uF), by comparison to the size of the modern day 35-uF'ers that this newbie has experience with...
Thx, and have a good morning, afternoon, evening, or nite.