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Old 07-02-2016, 04:25 PM   #71
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My Ac is no longer blowing cold air but the compressor and fan work. We took the shroud off and all looks fine. It does have this valve on it. Does this mean it can be recharged? Is there a solution that can be added to see if there is a leak? What do I need to do besides acquiring R-22? Click image for larger version

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Old 07-02-2016, 04:55 PM   #72
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The quick answer is yes - it can be recharged. And yes, you will need R-22.

The rest of the answer is that you need to figure out what happened to the R-22 that was in the system, like where it leaked out. Fix the leak, hook up a vacuum pump, charge just the right amount of refrigerant. If this doesn't sound familiar, get some help.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:40 AM   #73
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To find an obvious leak, you can put compressed air in the system. Listen for a leak and measure how long it takes for the pressure to drop down. If it's a slow leak, you probably won't hear anything.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:50 PM   #74
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The compressor was $200, the fan motor was $50, the reversing valve was $40 and the filter/drier was $30. Plus another $75 for copper and other small stuff. Total of about $400. A Coleman 15K BTU heat pump is $731 at PPL.
We are on the fence right now between replacing with a new A/C or trying to repair the Armstrong. We have a 1971 Airstream. I looked up the two part numbers you listed for compressors, granted you bought yours five years ago for $200.... the ones I'm finding are in the $350 range plus shipping. Do you have any sites that I might could find one cheaper?
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:23 AM   #75
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We are on the fence right now between replacing with a new A/C or trying to repair the Armstrong. We have a 1971 Airstream. I looked up the two part numbers you listed for compressors, granted you bought yours five years ago for $200.... the ones I'm finding are in the $350 range plus shipping. Do you have any sites that I might could find one cheaper?
That's about how much they were when I replaced mine, so I think $350 is a pretty standard price. I shopped around and got the rotary compressor cheap off of eBay. I'd recommend sticking with the stock compressor unless you are familiar with A/C systems.
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:48 PM   #76
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Update: The fan motor seized up this summer. Turns out the motor I bought had open end caps that allowed water into the motor when it rained. It wasn't an issue in the California desert, but the Ohio rains trashed the motor. Just be sure the motor end caps have no holes in them.

I put the original motor (glad I kept it!) back in for now and it's still working fine!
Install a rain shield when you mount the motor. In my case it's a 7" diameter of domed black plastic. Should keep rain and debris out of the motor housing while the ribs under it help such air through the motor for cooling.

Of course if you can find the proper sized sealed twin shaft motor you would be better off, but I couldn't find one when I was recently looking. So I had to go with an open design and the rain shield.

Oh, 1963 compressor....and it's STILL blowing cold air. But will be replaced in 2019 if it's still kicking by then, to get a new one in before the US ban on any sort of use of R-22 kicks in. After that I will need to do DIY. Luckily I have a supply of new R-22 from the 90's. So good to go on that front anyway.
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