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“What not to do”

  1. Exposed…..to the elements

    February 28, 2015

                This customer attempted repairs on this unit, however, they left the compressor and refrigeration system exposed to the elements… outside overnight.  That’s a good way to launch a compressor.  Ironically, they ended up putting a new compressor into this unit; a $2000 mistake.  Sometimes trying to save money costs […]

  2. Oil Sludge

    February 27, 2015

              Routine maintenance is the key to long term refrigeration reliability and optimal performance.  It may seem like you’re saving money by extending the service intervals of you unit, however, you end up spending more money in the long run.  This oil was so heavily sludged, it wouldn’t even drain.  The […]

  3. Rear Engine Seal

              Customer attempted to replace the rear engine oil seal, damaging the new seal upon installation.  Not only did they damage the seal, they also neglected to replace the main bearing case covers gaskets, creating double the original oil leak.                 A properly installed rear […]

  4. The “Dealer’s Fix”

    February 13, 2015

    The local dealer was out to repair this unit a few days prior… this was the “dealer’s” fix for a leaking coolant return tube… to MacGyver it. Not to mention, the water pump belt should have been replaced due to the excessive cracking. Of course, the customer called me out to look at it because […]

  5. Oil Pressure Switch

    The customer replaced the oil pressure switch on this unit….. however, they installed a hi pressure switch rather than an oil pressure switch. This is a huge mistake. The purpose of the oil pressure switch is to disable the unit if a low engine oil situation is present…. to prevent the engine from overheating and […]

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