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Suction Line pressure

My 10.5 yr old (just out of warrantee) compressor is shutting down on termal protection. Checking pressures I have 80 and 200. Something seems wrong. It's a 4 ton York. Noticed last week the compressor was not level, and I took care of it with a brick underneath. Could this have caused failure? When it is running, lines are neither hot nor cold, but compressor gets steaming hot within an hour. Any thoughts?
aditional info: when operating draws 17 amps on 240 V. then shuts down and draws 1 amp for fan.


  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593

    What's the above info, plus entering air temp for the evap and the condenser?

    80 and 200 could be several things.

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  • Eugene Silberstein 3
    Eugene Silberstein 3 Member Posts: 1,380
    More info

    In order to evaluate system operation and performance, more information is needed. Here is a partial list of info that should be acquired when performing service:

    Refrigerant type:
    High side pressure:
    Low side pressure:
    Condenser Outlet temperature:
    Evaporator Outlet temperature:
    Outside ambient temperature:
    Indoor temperature:
    Return air temperarure (at the coil):
    Supply air temperature (at the coil):

    Allow the system to cool completely, install gauges and start the system. Obtain as much of the above info as possible and we'll do our best to help.

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