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What can cause a reversing valve to malfunction?

What can cause a reversing valve to malfunction?

The truth is that a physically damaged valve, in conjunction with some other problem, can result in a malfunction. Look closely for any dents or scratches on the valve. Inspect the capillaries for damage. A partially closed or blocked capillary tube and a dirty system can combine to cause a malfunction.

Can a heat pump reversing valve be replaced?

Servicing heat pumps is no cinch. And the reversing valve is the part which is most difficult and time consuming to replace. Yet experience shows that more than half of the reversing valves replaced in the field are in perfectly good working order and needn’t have been replaced at all.

What’s the best way to defrost a coil?

Defrosting clears the coil by raising the coil temperature above the freezing point, until the frost has melted. There are a variety of methods in which this can occur. Three of the most common defrost methods are air, electric, and hot gas. Air defrostis the least complicated defrost method.

Is the reversing valve the same as the pilot valve?

The reversing valve is the same in either case. The mode in which the heat pump will operate is determined by which reversing valve tubes are piped to the inside and outside heat exchangers. In the cutaway view of the pilot valve in Figure 1, the valve is shown in the de-energized position.

How does the climate system control the defroster?

The climate system is responsible for controlling the position of the defroster actuator which is connected to the air position door in the heater plenum. This actuator controls defrost, middle and lower air vents. When it fails it can do so in the defrost position and must be replaced.

Why is my defroster not working on my car?

A control switch on the dash can fall apart allowing the vacuum to escape and not reach the servos. A defroster can also fade when traveling up a hill but then return once the grade is overcome which is a signal the vacuum check valve has failed.

What causes air vents to stay in defrost position?

If you have an older car then the defroster system is controlled by using vacuum supplied by the engine. Lift the hood and inspect the vacuum hose or tube that leads from the intake manifold to the passenger’s side firewall. The image below shows a typical line break which causes the vents to stay in the defrost position.

When to replace a defrost compressor in a refrigerator?

Check your connections to make sure there is no corrosion. If your compressor fails to operate this may be an indication that it is time to replace the defrost timer. If your overload relay continues to shut off in spurts then the part is weak and requires replacement. It is likely that you have a bad thermostat.

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Ruth Doyle