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Offline Jos

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Kenmore window A/C
« on: April 24, 2011, 07:23:38 PM »
hi:
  I have a 15,100BTU window type A/C,  it have a gas leak, the compressor has a Tag of      R-410A Gas, my question is, Can I add R-22 gas instead of 410?, if not,? why?



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Offline niobrara

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Re: Kenmore window A/C
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 08:46:28 PM »
No ,because it is designed for 410.Is it still under warranty?

Offline Jos

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Re: Kenmore window A/C
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 08:57:09 PM »
no warranty,  i know this compressor is designed for 410, just want to know if the difference of gas  is related to environmental issues, an not affect if i add the R22
or should be use the 410 because the compressor could be damage,

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Re: Kenmore window A/C
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 11:54:32 PM »
 
NO! Do NOT use R-22 as a replacement of 410a. Because of the much higher discharge pressure and cooling capacity, R-410A should ONLY be used in equipment designed specifically for R-410A. You cannot Mix the two... Also you should not use the same gauges or hoses..
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Re: Kenmore window A/C
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 07:22:24 AM »
Different compressor and system
Different compressor oils.
If they are mixed it will contaminate the unit beyond repair.
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Re: Kenmore window A/C
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 11:12:44 PM »
Jumptrout51,

Have you done many R-410a , I have only done the new PTAC's . Very high pressures .. I would not like to see a braze let go.. a leak would be ugly...
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