Articles Tagged with ''compressor troubleshooting''

Tips for Testing and Diagnosing Faulty Compressor Motors

Best Practices for Diagnosing and Solving Compressor Problems

Should a compressor fail, the entire system will fail, and knowing how to properly test, diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain that equipment will ensure minimal downtime while preventing future failures.


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Btu Buddy 134: An Unusual Service Call

Bob and Tim were on their way to a no cooling call. The spring season was still cool at night and warm in the daytime. The customer told the dispatcher, “The unit started up at about 10:30 a.m. this morning and made a noise, but did not cool the house, even though it is still running.”


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Btu Buddy 111: Burned Hermetic Compressor - Part 2

Bob and Tim have gone back to the job with the grounded compressor. They changed the compressor yesterday and ran the unit for a few minutes, then shut the system down, leaving the crankcase heat on so they could start it up later. They now want to determine why the compressor burned.


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Ice Breaker: Compressor Short Cycling

Why does the rapid cycling of a compressor on and off cause it to fail? Rapid cycling can cause a compressor to fail in several different ways. Read on to find out some. 


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