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Hello, lets do a pump down test. That is done by closing the units liquid line valve and forcing the compressor to run... if the compressor does not pump down well below 0 psig on the blue suction pressure gauge, the compressor valves are bad.
we can go from there.
Thanks, ***** ***** it your new compressor rated for, how many cubic inches is your drier, what is the suction pressure?
What was the head pressure?
So far it sounds like the compressor may not actually be running... it is unlikely that the new compressor is bad... tell me what amperage it is running at. Is the compressor hot on top?
I also need the model number on the box the capillary tube came in. (a grossly over sized capillary tube will cause these symptoms)
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If the cap tube is way to large it will flood the compressor with liquid refrigerant and bleed the condenser of more liquid than it was designed to produce (I am 75 years old with 55 years in the business)
That will run the suction pressure way up, and the head pressure way down, and the compressor will not be running hot.
OK. I will be here. it will help if you can photo the units wiring diagram and post it here using the attach files link to the left of your send button
Thanks, ***** ***** to see a photo that shows each gauge hose connected to the unit...
Tell me if both hand wheels are turned 100% clockwise or not.
That tee and 1/4" spud connection in one of the photo's makes no sense....it looks like you tried to connect to the factory crimped off oil charging port the factory installed then sealed up.
I need a close up photo of that
Thanks, ***** ***** from here like both hand wheels are wide open, that is turned all the way out...that would equalize the high and low side and would account for your readings.
turn each hand wheel all the way IN, that is clockwise looking at each hand wheel
also, I need photo's of each gauge hose at the point where it connects to the system
I am off to bed now, I will pick up your response first thing in the morning.
Hello again, tell me if the hand wheels on your service gauges where turned IN (clockwise) or not.... judging by the threads showing in the photo, they may have been OPEN. that would be the problem if its true.
Good work sorting it all out on your end too.
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