"toast" as far of what is wrong is a rather vague term.Hi. My Adler-Barbour compressor is toast. Going to replace with like unit. Should I also replace the evaporator? Installed on 1984 O'Day 39 when new.
You smartass, never!Probably the super sensitive "module" even though a simple loose wire connection can make one act like it's failed
Seems to me, as I've tried to be a reliable tech (business owner) myself, I would explain to the owner what failed. I'd not assume the owner is clueless and say "toast" LOL
I may sound like a smart ass, but I really think techs should be more willing to explain "how and why, with cost options" so the owner can make an informed decision. Last month I did just that for a property owner about a heating system in one her apartments. She did replace rather then fix, but I felt she had the facts and options presented in a way that let her make the decision.
Good to know as most use the danfoss.I like Norcold and Engel (swing compressor) over the machines using the Danfoss compressors, but they ALL are pricey,
Tod is definitely right on the money with this observation. We suffered the consequences of incompatible refrigerant oils with our air conditioning system this past summer. Fortunately, the maker handled the matter at no cost to us but it would have been very costly otherwise...Just a note that a unit that was made in 1984 will use a different refrigerant than one made today. They aren't compatible so you can't put a new compressor and old evaporator together. I Believe you are going this way anyway but you should replace the entire system.