Cost to replace Lennox XC16-060-230-01 compressor


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Old 08-14-13, 05:42 AM
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Cost to replace Lennox XC16-060-230-01 compressor

I have been told a solenoid in the second stage is bad. The compressor is under a warrantee and is covered. The quote for labor and parts not covered is $730.00 and $805.00 for 14 lbs of coolant. Do these numbers seem reasonable? I live in Naples Florida.
 
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Old 08-14-13, 05:46 AM
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If you know how old the unit is, please add that. One of the HVAC pros should be along shortly.
 
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Old 08-14-13, 07:02 AM
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14 lbs of refrigerant in a residential system???
 
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Old 08-14-13, 11:57 AM
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Yeah 14 lbs seems quite high for a resi system. But if it is that much, depending on the refrigerant required (22 or 410) it seems like a reasonable price. Seems more reasonable for 22 then 410 though so just check that.
 
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Old 08-14-13, 05:53 PM
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Perfect example of why buying a new system often times is not what it seems. Companies will say your system is old, buy a new one and get a great five or ten year warranty. Yea right! Fifteen hundred dollars to replace a warranty part. Whatever. But to answer your question make a few calls you might be able to get it done for about half or so of that quote. A high efficiency five ton unit like you have can hold that much refrigerant. Definitely find out what type of refrigerant is being put in. Is it R22, R410A or a replacement for R22? This will likely effect your price. R410A is much cheaper than R22.
 
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Old 08-14-13, 06:48 PM
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Factory charge for that unit is 14.2 lbs
 
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Old 08-14-13, 07:44 PM
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Another thing to ask your company is if they intend to evacuate the system and what happens to the freon. Unless the system is contaminated the freon should be able to be put back in.
 
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Old 08-15-13, 06:10 AM
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The home was built in 2007. The evaporator coil was replace last year due to a leak. At that time they used 2.5 lbs of freon. The unit uses R410A. I was told that they don't put old freon back in a new unit.
Thank you all for such a quick response.
 
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Old 09-15-14, 11:15 AM
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Jillingworth, what happen to your compressor? Ours is a 2 stage compressor and I'm getting a loud grinding sound when it seems to try to switch to the second stage, it last about 10 seconds then shuts off. The condenser fan is still functioning but the compressor is not on--no cooling. It make the same noise and subsequent shut down on start up also. Sounds just like your problem with second stage solenoid.
 
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Old 09-16-14, 09:30 AM
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XC16 is a nice, efficient two stage machine and is worth fixing for under $1000. The higher seer units take more refrigerant due to the larger coils, and yours is 5 ton.
 
 

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