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Matt_Colie wrote:

Mike,

Nice Silphos job. I have to wonder why you didn't braze in the access fitting.

Cheap trick from an old reefer mechanic (that is who taught me), get power on the compressor give it a shot with a soft faced hammer. It may just start, and you sure have nothing to loose by trying. It worked the once he showed me and twice more for me.

He told me that this may work because when a pump (compressor) is run charge short, something happens to the lube oil.

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This is a good trick on the old Piston Compressors(more than 30 years old). Probably will not work on the rotary compressors, but you have nothing to lose. BUT even using that trick on Piston compressors, the pistons would stick again once the compressor shut down and left off for a few days. Doug

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Is that a Penguin heat pump? They used both horizontal and verticals squat compressors on those- looks like you have the horizontal.


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Yea if I go away and these break down just to put it lightly my wife will not be to happy with me. Doug i talked to ppl penguin with heat pump 15k told them I have the 4 button thermo. Said I need 10 button thermo and boards does this sound correct?
Model # 651816cxx1co and thermo 3314082.011

* This post was edited 06/19/19 01:03pm by mike brez *


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Chris Bryant wrote:

Is that a Penguin heat pump? They used both horizontal and verticals squat compressors on those- looks like you have the horizontal.


Yes horizontal with a reversing valve

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Mike did you put on two tap a lines? for high and low readings did you do a vacuum on system did you change out the dryer? if the pressures to no equlise on both side this may be why compressor is locked up when you seal cap line did you cold it up perverting pressure changes? When I measure Freon I use a special cylinder it read oz on side when you turn tank upside down turns to a liquid as it fills tube you read the scale on side so this is my scale so of the way school showed us. Many company's will not consider using tap a line because of movement of and RV's in general and vibration most say toss it.


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I suspect new ones are in order. Seems that you and/or previous owners have gotten your monies worth out of those units.


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mike brez wrote:

Yea if I go away and these break down just to put it lightly my wife will not be to happy with me. Doug i talked to ppl penguin with heat pump 15k told them I have the 4 button thermo. Said I need 10 button thermo and boards does this sound correct?
Model # 651816cxx1co and thermo 3314082.011


Sorry, NO. The Penguins COME with the Control boards built in. That is why it is better to go with Penguin's instead of the Standard Dometic AC units. ONLY Penguins have the boards already. Of course the cost is included in the Penguin. Doug

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I bought 2 new Penguins from PPL and a 10 button thermostat .
That's all I bought , I didn't have to buy additional boards .

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Yea I called back and talked to someone else.
2 ac's
2 ceiling grates
1 thermostate. $2700.00 shipped


Was wondering if my old grates will work with new ac's

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Mike
If you have ducted air conditioners now and replace them with the same
I don't see why any thing inside like grates or grills would need changing .

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