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Offline offtheworkigo

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sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:49:51 PM »
I have no problem sweating in the compressor, evacuating it down, and charging the system. I have the equipment to do so. Does the new compressor come with oil or do i need add oil, if i need to add what kind and how much. Do you need to flush the system out? Where should i install the new dryer. suction or discharge line and where at in the line? I have taken a few pictures to help.

Model 106.51569104

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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 05:17:15 AM »
Hermetic compressors come with all the oil you need. Additionally, the refrigerant has oil in it as well. Sweat your connections, evacuate the system with your vacuum pump (I doubt you know sweep charge procedures), and add the required amount of refrigerant. Always replace the old drier with one  that comes with the compressor. To answer your question about where to place the new drier, unsolder the old one and put the new one in its place. Since the new drier has a Schrader valve, it is best to remove the valve stem before soldering or at least use a wet rag on the drier to prevent overheating during the install process.


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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 08:47:52 AM »
You NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!!! unsolder a dryer!!!!! You should know that!

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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 05:16:43 PM »
Yes, that is correct. The drier contains moisture and contaminants that can re-enter the system. I should have clarified my statement to say "unbraze the compressor and cut out the drier".

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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 10:26:01 PM »
I don't know where that came from ? But I hope he is back to stay for a while. O0

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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 07:08:22 AM »
 
Yes, that is correct. The drier contains moisture and contaminants that can re-enter the system. I should have clarified my statement to say "unbraze the compressor and cut out the drier".

You really came up with a unique username, eh?
Little boo boo's in the details can cause major problems later on. There is no doubt in my mind, you would do it correctly. I'm flattered you like my user name. :thanks:

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Re: sears side by side compressor and dryer replacement
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 06:28:37 PM »
one thing to add, the new compressor should come with little rubber stops in the tubes and it will be pressurized with nitrogen, when you pull the stop out you should hear the "pop" as the nitrogen blows out.  they do this so that moisture doesn't get into the oil and ruin the compressor... it's rare, but I've gotten one before that leaked and didn't blow out when I removed the plug, I returned it for a new one... I don't think  I'd take the risk of installing one that doesn't pop.

good luck  :cheers:

 

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