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Whrilpool Compressor I just purchased a Whirlpool PN# 8201557 compressor and was wondering what the two lower line stubs was for and can I braze them shut, also does this compressor have oil in in new or do I need to add oil.Compressor is an Embraco EGY80HLP

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They are oil cooler lines. Your unit does not have an oil cooler so leave the plugs in & don't mess with them. Trust me just put the same compressor in the same model today. Appliance tech 10 years.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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Will the 8201555 compressor be an adequate replacement?


According to the information from your model number given the compressor should be 8201557 but that changes to W1039990 this is a complete kit. But if your good at changing this you can use a FF8.5HBK compressor which will be about a third of the cost. I hope this helps. Good Luck

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How to add freon to a refrigerator by urself.

You don't need brazing skill or brazing tools to add freon to a refrigerator. And you don't need license to buy it's freon because all refrigerators now a days use R134.
First you will need a line tap which is available at most ac supply. Then you will need a retro fit adapter. available at most auto parts or where they sell automotive ac accessories. Then the freon and charging hose for R134. You would do it as if you are charging an old car with R134. Note that you should use the charging hose with the gauge. If you are handy it is a piece of cake.
One thing to remember is that refrigerators are not air conditions. So the low side pressure is much lower. As you charge it the pressure usually starts at 10psi or less then as the freezer gets colder can be as low as 5psi. Another thing is that it uses much less freon. An indication that it is overcharged is the compressor gets cold instead of getting warm. An indication that it is low on charge is that the compressor gets too hot, and the coils (condenser) do not get warm enough to dissipate heat.

on Feb 18, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Repair broken line on compressor


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I do not think you want to try and do this. First, The EPA has a $27,500.00 fine for non qualified people handing refrigerants.

You need to:

1.) Braze a 'T' valve on the stub end tube on the compressor. Crimp and braze one end of the 'T' valve.
2.) You need to replace the refrigerant filter. This is tricky so you do not braze the filter connections closed.
3.) You need to get a vacuum pump, connected to the 'T' valve and hold the vacuum for 10 minutes. The vacuum test for both leaks and pulls out the moisture in the system.
4.) You need a 32a refrigerant gas tank.
5.) You need a dual gauge, 3 gas hose assembly, arranged with the refrigerant tank and the vacuum pup to suck the refrigerant in the seal system.
6.) The amount of refrigerant is on a label on the side wall of your fresh food section. Too much or not enough refrigerant your unit will not cool.
7. You measure the amount of refrigerant in ounces using a scale with the gas cylinder setting on top of the scale.

A repair of this nature if I came to your home would be about $450.00+.

You can go to a "Sears Outlet (Scratch & Dent) Store", and same several hundred dollars on a new unit, with a one year warrantee.

Mar 06, 2015 | Refrigerators

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Location of bullet piercing valve on sanyo sr4433s compact refrigerator

Does the unit have a manufactures process stub on the compressor casing. That is where I put piercing valves to add refrigerant. Remember that EPA does not allow piercing valves to remain on system and the hole it forms has to be brazed shut. So if it does have a process stub place the peircing valve close enough to the end so you have enough stub to pinch off to braze thehole shut.

If there is no process stub, then install piercing valve in a convenient location in the suction piping and pierce the line. Remove the refrigerant and install a "tee". On one leg of the "tee" install a schreader valve pressure tap and rebraze the joints. Perform and pressure and vacuum test to check for leaks and weigh in the correct amount of refrigerant. Once your proficient at this procedure, it should take about 60 to 90 minutes depending on obstructions around compressor.

Just a comment, low air flow on evaporator give that same indications as a low charge. Make sure the evaporator fan is working and you have good air flow through evaporator section.
Hope this helps

Dec 09, 2014 | Sanyo Refrigerators

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Have an idylis portable a/c actually 2 an they both have started making a bad knocking sound when compressor kicks on ! I took screws out an I still can't disassemble to see what's going on!

If it does it only at start up, the compressor hold down bolts are loose or there may be an internal mechanical problem that is inside the compressor. The compressor is sealed and cannot be taken apart to replace parts. The compressor would have to be replaced with a new one. This is not a do it yourself job. You need to reclaim the refrigerant.You need a brazing torch, vacuum pump, refrigerant, brazing rods, compound gauges, tools, etc. Liquid refrigerant could be entering the suction port of the compressor. Compressors can only compress gas, not liquids. That would cause the bad knocking sound too. The accumulator is supposed to prevent liquid from entering the compressor, if it even has one. Not all systems are designed to have an accumulator. You need all the equipment listed above to replace the accumulator too.

Jun 09, 2014 | Refrigerators

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Will not cool, making a clicking sound, is this worth a service call? Whirlpool ed5fhexmq

Good day,
The clicking sound your hearing is the compressor trying to start and cannot, thus no cooling.
If you remove the back cover on the rear of the machine, you will uncover the compressor. It's the large round item with refrigerant lines welded to it.
On the side of the compressor is a cover plate that covers up the starting components of the compressor. The consist of the thermal overload protector, the start relay, either solid state and on some models a start/run capacitor. They are pressed onto 3 pins sticking out of the compressor.
You will need a VOM meter to continue testing.
With the components prying them off, set the VOM meter to Ohms. Test for continuity to all 3 terminal. If O.K. check each terminal to a clean bare area of one of tubes brazed into the compressor. The resistance reading should show zero ohms. Any reading means one or more of the windings is grounded, and the compressor is bad.
If everything test good to this point, you can take the start components to any decent sized appliance parts house. They will be glad to test them for you. Replace any testing bad.
If they all test O.K., then the problem still lies within the compressor and you will need the service of a qualified tech.

Jun 13, 2010 | Refrigerators

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I have a whirlpool refrigerator model ED25TQXFW01 and it is not cooling. fan runs and it clicks but does not engage compressor. is it the compressor or the starter relay?

You can purchase a kit which is part number URCO410 which is a new relay, overload, and capacitor. If its a newer whirlpool you will want to hook the wires into your old capacitor. It comes with instructions its very easy to install. The reason you want to use your OEM capacitor is because it will draw a lower amperage and give your compressor a longer life as opposed to using the capacitor that comes with the kit. Hope this helps _MJ_

Mar 04, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Whrilpool refrigerator model ed25te will not cool or freeze. lights are on, fan works

Your compressor may be trying to start and have a bad start capacitor, start relay or overload. If you hear the fans that tells me the thermostat has also told the compressor to start. Unplug and pull away from the wall. remove lower cover over the compressor area and feel the compressor on the top. If too hot to keep you hand there leave the refrigerator unplugged until we locate why the compressor is trying to start but will not. tell me the age of your refrigerator. I will keep checking for a response from you and will be here to help, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Installing compressor

It is likely you received a service port necessary to remove and replace the refrigerant in the failed system. Add a photo? It should be capable of clamping around 1/4 or 5/16 copper tubing and then piercing through the tubing via a schrader valve in the 5/16 flare nipple. Needs to be capped with a metal cap when you complete the job. Be sure to neutralize if you have an acid burnout condition from the failed compressor... copper windings burning in the absence of oxigen with all that hydrogen rich coolant makes for very high H+ concentration (i.e. ACID). The pH is minus the log of the hydrogen ion concentration so that number will be low.

1) add the service port
2) using your service hose and a transfer pump, remove refrigerant
3) test for acid and neutralize as needed, replace filter dryer anyway
4) replace compressor with make-up oil as measured from the failed unit and any collected with the refrigerant... use new oil only
5) pressure test with dry nitrogen
6) vacuum and hold 26+ inches Hg, more in cold areas
7) charge refrigerant in by weight specified on label
8) allow to equalize before starting, do not start in extreme cold since liquid refrigerant could be in the lines
9) recycle contaminated or acidic refrigerant
10) test the charge using a superheat/subcool setup if the system is not performing satisfactorily

Nov 07, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Replace compressor

This type of work is normally performed by a certified technician. System refrigerant must be recovered prior to working on the system. After refrigerant is recovered from the system the lines can be removed from the compressor stub tubes by heating up to the flow point of the solder used. Number 15 silver solder has a flow point of 1385°F. Re-brazing the lines to the replacement compressor is best done after cleaning the line and using a small amount of flux. I use #45 silver solder to connect the lines to the compressors on a replacement. Flow point of #45 is 1185°F. The system filter/dryer should be replaced. After all connections are made a vacuum must be drawn on the system to remove air and none condensible gases and moisture. Refrigerant charge is critical on these system and should be weight in according the the amount stated on the name plate.

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