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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.

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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:

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