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    Excellent Write off LOL



    Heya everyone!

    Attended customer's house today as a outdoor Pool Heat Pump (Calorex) wasn't heating.
    First visual inspection was to find the EVP coil covered in leaves and muck, fault lamp on....possibly lost charge.

    Opened unit up to find Suction accumulator had been cut out...strange. Cobwebs everywhere, 2 inches of muck in the drip tray, filthy.
    Attached gauges to system, no pressure, pumped the system up to about 1 bar and heard glugging noise.

    I knew excactly what this was (spend alot of time with these units) so i pierced the lowest refrig pipe on the system, i had forgotten to vent the Nitogen, when i removed the piercing tool i got covered in pool water from within the system :-( NOT HAPPY.

    Ooooopppss My mistake
    Had a look over the system for any other picture opportunities and found that the compressor capacitor blown to ****.

    Obviously:

    Pool water condenser had failed.
    Pool water made its way into the refrigeration system.
    Compressor blown
    Unit written off.

    Will post some pictures up later.....good times.



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    Re: Excellent Write off LOL

    JD
    Thanks for the interesting post.
    Can you tell me as I am completely ignorant as to what these units comprise of.
    What type of condenser is used?
    Is it Shell and Tube or a Plate Heat Exchanger?
    Grizzly

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    Re: Excellent Write off LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly View Post
    JD
    Thanks for the interesting post.
    Can you tell me as I am completely ignorant as to what these units comprise of.
    What type of condenser is used?
    Is it Shell and Tube or a Plate Heat Exchanger?
    Grizzly
    please see the pick,taken from

    http://www.calorex.com/Product_range...ction_page.htm

    only ever worked on a hand full of these myself
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Paul


    "KEEP IT COOL"

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    Re: Excellent Write off LOL

    Heres the pictures from today!




    Basic pool Water condenser, should answer your question



    Compressor Capacitor



    Water Exiting system at lowest point, at roughly 1.5 bar



    Blocked Evaporator :-)



    Cut-Out Accumulator



    Water from system and dirty drip tray.
    Last edited by jdunc2301; 28-04-2009 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: Excellent Write off LOL

    Thanks both!
    Grizzly

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