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Compressor Burn out

This is R-22 system for three door reach-in refrigerator. when a compressor burnout what happens to the refrigerant and oil? does the freon get contaminated and converts from what?


  • TechmanTechman Member Posts: 2,143
    Burn baby burn!

    When the oil gets contaminated , it can develop hydrochloric ,hydrofluoric( etch glass anyone?) and olayic acids. It is my understanding that the freon does not get damaged.
  • Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein Member Posts: 349
    Damaged refrigerant

    The refrigerant does get damaged, as the hydrofluoric and hydrofluoric acids are formed, in part, by the fluorine and the chlorine in R-22.

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  • TechmanTechman Member Posts: 2,143
    Damaged freon

    If reusing the damaged freon ,does installing acid neutralizing filter driers reconstitute the freon back into an acceptable condition? I recover the freon thru filter driers, put the freon back into the same system, install acid F/D's , and I have no known problems. I have no repeat comp failurers, on the same system, so I believe I'm doing the proper thing!
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 858
    3 door reach in

    We are talking what 18oz of refrigerant? Put nice clean freon in and a clean up dryer on the suction side. Also put a hh dryer on the liquid side and sleep easy my friend.
  • TechmanTechman Member Posts: 2,143

    How about 18lbs.or 10lbs. And since I don't have any repeat burnouts I do sleep easy. Small stuff, no problem replaceing the freon.
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 858

    Must be satans three door reach in.
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