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Hello, it sounds like you might have the blue hose on the blue gauge attached to the smaller liquid line service valve, and the red hose attached to the red gauge attached to the larger line and service valve.
Beyond that, it sounds like the system *might be over charged with refrigerant.
Tell me as much as you can in detail about what has been done to the system lately.
We can go from there.
Also please tell me if both hand wheels on the gauges are turned clockwise (closed) when you took these readings.
Hello again, The compressor could be going bad, but even in that event the physics of how these systems operate does not support those pressure readings. I will opt out so that other of our experts here can see your question.
Good luck with it.
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Is the suction cold and the other line warm?
It sounds like a heat pump that has lost the reverse valve and is in heat mode instead of cool
Can you put a magnet on the reverse valve?
Is reverse valve getting 24v?
With a nonactive reverse valve the unit will only heat.
if not a heat pump....and you say suction pressure is higher than head pressure..
If this is true you either have gages on wrong or the gages are bad.
This is like saying the air coming from an air compressor is 175 psi....yet going into the tire is higher.
You have things hooked wrong or bad tools. The suction cannot be high than the liquid line. It is physically impossible.