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Compressor Failed in Split System

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by TMNT, 11th Aug, 2016.

  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone,
    got any tech experts out there?

    I have a split system thats under warranty however the company has gone bust and apparently the compressor is broken,

    are compressors cheap or easy to replace?
    The unit is 2 years old, so dont want to replace the entire unit if I dont have to
     
  2. Joynz

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    Do you mean the manufacturer or the installer has gone bust?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Why pay for reputation when 'cheap' is sooo important?

    Warranty is provided by the manufacturer so any approved installer can lodge the claim.
     
  4. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    yes, unfortuantely, the manufacturer has gone bust,

    I got recommended a cheap unit by a friend and got one installed.!!

    lesson learnt :mad:
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Instant write off and replace with a reputable brand
     
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    "Im not rich enough to buy cheap things" seems appropriate..while a thrifty approach is often a good general approach cheap often ends up more expensive and is a lot more hassle than going quality in the first place
     
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    neK Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who's investing needs to understand this.
    It's amazing how many don't.
     
  8. Intrigued_again

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    If compressor is burnt out (fused) it means the system will become acidic, very hard to remove, quite often they get replaced only to burn out much sooner as the acid was never removed properly, which is a size job.
    I would replace the system. what size was it.
     
  9. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    There'd have to be a you tube video on how to DIY wouldn't there?
    Previous LL did a diy it worked for 3 days. .. until i turned it on
     
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  10. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    im also not (well I try not to be ) caught up in image or brands,

    my motto, is that in many situations you do get what you pay for,

    however price is not an indication of quality,
    people are easily caught up in hype and imagery
    so I try to do my best to try and do research and see why something is priced higher for the same thing
     
  11. Phase2

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    a lot this stuff uses generic components. It's possible that the compressor can be replaced and the system re-gassed.

    How do you know its the compressor? Just because the a/c isn't cold doesn't mean the compressor is broken. You could have a leak in the system and lost the gas, or being a cheap a.c unit it could be the controls not activating the compressor.

    Have you called a repair tech to come and have a look? I'm sure they'll give you better advice than most of us can.
     
  12. TMNT

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    thanks, I have a quote to repalce the system from the agency staff, and it says failed compressor,

    im having a bit of a run where agencies are a bit quick to jump the gun and suggest to replace everything, everytime there is a problem,

    last week I had a HWS, that was 80% about to be replaced, when the tenant called and said, oh its working now, when I was told it needed to be repalced
     
  13. Chrispy

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    I had reputable units put in one of my rentals and my house. The rental aircon stopped producing cold air within the first 12 months. My plumber installer went to check it out, re-gassed it and it has been fine ever since, which is over a year ago. From memory the gardener had caused the problem