The term “compressor failure” sounds catastrophic and the reality is that it can be. There are many things that can go wrong with your compressor, including system leaks, refrigerant issues, problems with the contactor, and more. Even though commercial compressors last anywhere between 10-15 years, they can fail prematurely without regular maintenance.
In such a scenario, replacing the faulty compressor or compressor parts becomes the only option. But before it comes to that, it’s possible to get your compressor(s) repaired given that you identify the causes and signs of failure early on. This article sheds light on the causes of compressor failure.
1. Too much or too little refrigerant
Refrigerant is essential to the cooling of your refrigerator. When there is too much refrigerant, it causes the cooling system to malfunction and the refrigerator to burn out. There is only one way that too much refrigerant can enter your HVAC system and that is when an unqualified technician doesn’t charge it properly.
Too little refrigerant is also a problem and it can be caused due to refrigerant leak or insufficient discharge by the technician. Both situations put too much strain on the compressor, causing it to stop working prematurely.
2. Issues with the contactor
The contactor is an electrical relay used in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. It is used to control the flow of electricity in the system. Contactors are essential commercial compressor parts used in both residential and commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
A failure in the contactor could mean an interruption in the ability to regulate the temperature in your home or business premises. Signs of contactor failure include noises, such as chattering or humming, or the complete inability of your HVAC unit to power on.
3. Dirty condenser coils
The air conditioner condenser coil is the key element of your cooling system. It removes the heat from the refrigerant, which is then pumped through the evaporator coil in your home. If the condenser coil is dirty, it will reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner and could also lead to a breakdown.
The contamination of the compressor is a very common problem and there are many different causes for this. These causes can range from a dirty air filter, to water in the system, to a lack of lubrication. This can cause many different issues to occur in the compressor, like not starting, not running, or running at a reduced capacity.
In that case, you need to contact an HVAC expert to troubleshoot the problem. However, if the compressor or compressor parts are beyond repair, you would need to buy a refurbished compressor or remanufactured compressor parts for replacement.
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