Where does the refrigerant go in an air conditioner compressor?
In other words, refrigerant gas returns to the compressor through the suction line from the cooling coil (which is cooling building air). The low-pressure refrigerant gas is compressed to a high-pressure refrigerant gas inside the compressor motor.
What should the temperature of an air conditioner compressor be?
A typical R-410A refrigerant pressure/temperature chart will give refrigerant pressures at various (ambient) temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 160 °F. Here are a few examples:
Is there a way to check refrigerant charge without gauges?
There is no reason to ever put gauges on an air conditioning or refrigeration system after the initial installation unless a problem with the mechanical refrigeration circuit is suspected. The refrigerant charge can be checked very accurately without gauges using a quality thermometer and manufacturer’s charging chart.
How many PSI does a carrier air conditioner compressor open?
Low pressure refrigerant switches on Carrier HVACR typically open at 50 psi and close at 100 psi. – Prah, Frank, CMS, “Refrigerant 410A”, [PDF] Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, 1666 Rand Road, Des Plaines IL 60016 USA, Tel: 847-297-6464, retrieved 2016/08/29, original source: https://www.rses.org/assets/r410a/R-410A.PDF
How to check your car’s AC Freon level?
You will notice that with the car running and the AC off, the pulley ran by the belt will be spinning but the front hub will be stationary. With the car running, turn the air conditioner on and see if the clutch engages the hub on the AC compressor (everything on the front of the compressor will be spinning).
Where is the freon compressor in a car?
It will be located on the front of the engine where all you belts run (the front of the engine can face either side of the engine compartment if it is a transverse engine. Look for the drive belts and you have found the front of the engine). The compressor will have two metal tubes coming out of the back or side/top of unit.
What happens when you take R-134a out of the compressor?
The car no longer cycled the compressor rapidly after taking some R-134a out of the system and it cools very well. So, the car only needed a bit more than 1/2 a container of 12-ounce freon and it was working like a champ!
Why does my car have a low Freon reading?
If you get this reading from your AC system, and it’s still blowing hot air out of the vents, you have a vent issue not an AC Freon issue. We have gone as far as we can go without any tools, but we should have narrowed down where our problem is with the above steps.