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Old 05-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Friday I ran into a heat pump call that threw me. Trane 10 yr old split system R22 high efficiency with txv in both sections.,In the cooling mode The head press, shot up to 410 psi. the suction press. 48 psi. the super heat was 40 degrees . the amp draw 4.8 on the comp. the outdoor fan motor was bringing plenty of air across the coil. The reverse-valve would not shift if I removed 24 volts off O terminal. I thought reverse valve problem or restriction somewhere. Any suggestion or reccomendations?

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #2
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Sounds like a restriction or the indoor TXV's power head lost its charge. And someone added gas to it to try and get the suction pressure up.
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high head and low suction? low suction is often low air flow. might have a charge problem and an air flow issue
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I told customer the that it was prossible restriction and the txv was bad and i would have to replace so I could further diagnose the unit.she okayed and relaced txv, nitro press. test ok then pulled deep vaccum. Weigh in freon unit performing like champ. Yea, I understand why you use been there.
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I told customer the that it was prossible restriction and the txv was bad and i would have to replace so I could further diagnose the unit.she okayed and relaced txv, nitro press. test ok then pulled deep vaccum. Weigh in freon unit performing like champ. Yea, I understand why you use been there.
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