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The compressor is the “heart” of Air conditioner. You won’t have cool air, without a working compressor. To raise the refrigerant’s temperature, compressor compresses the gaseous refrigerant, so that changes it into a high pressure gas.
A line where the refrigerant releases its heat and condenses into a liquid, and which that leads to the outdoor coil, the high pressure forces the refrigerant through that line. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from inside your home, by evaporating into a gas again as the liquid refrigerant then continues its trip to the indoor unit. The cycle starts again as refrigerant returns to the compressor.
The compressor that is used often will eventually need to replace in a home air-conditioning system. If you've diagnosed that air-conditioning unit is having issues and the problem is with the compressor, you can replace it yourself with these steps.
Installation of AC compressor
It is possible to install ac compressor yourself but usually, compressor replacement is something that should be done by a professional. This DIY project may save your money to some extent, let’s give a try. And never missed the high quality OEM products at discounted in our online store – PartsAPS.
Step 1 – Diagnose Compressor Problems
By checking the temperature of the air coming out from the air-conditioning system, check whether the compressor is still capable of doing its job within the cooling system. Continue to replace the compressor, if gets the answer - negative.
Step 2 – Identify the Type
As there are numerous types of compressors in the market, make sure you identify the correct kind of compressor, before buying a replacement. Check your manual as usually the model number is indicated there.
Step 3 – Turn Off Electrical Supply
Make sure that you should cut off all power supply, before opening the air-conditioning system.
Step 4 – Remove Refrigerant
Next, remove the refrigerant. The refrigerant should be captured and pumped into a storage cylinder, according to the latest environmental protocols require that, instead of releasing refrigerant outside.
Step 5 – Cut Refrigerant Lines
Take out the compressor, after the line of the compressor. You can use your manual to find where yours is specifically but usually compressor is located outside.
Step 6 – Unbolt the Compressor
You have to unbolt it first, before replacing the compressor. The hosing attached to it should also be removed, when unbolting the compressor of the air conditioner. Usually, there will be single bolt.
Step 7 – Replace the Compressor
The replacement of the compressor should be placed after unbolting it from the holdings. After replacing the compressor by mounting the bolts, lines of the refrigerant should be connected. Other controls or the coils should be replaced as well, given that the refrigerant needs replacing.
Step 8 – Assemble the Unit
Check to see if the air-conditioning system is now working properly after connecting it to the power source..
Hope this guidance help you to install AC compressor.