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Old 07-14-16, 02:24 PM
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compressor replacement inquiry

At the facility where I work we have small walk-in freezer of which we will be needing to replace the compressor. The refrigeration service guy quoted us $1240 plus $95 for shipping (for the part).

I took a picture of the sticker which shows the model number and looked up and found a new one on ebay for $1030 including shipping. The only difference spec-wise I can see is the "LRA"spec which differs between the two. First pic shows the sticker on our current compressor. Following that is a link to the ebay one.



Copeland CF09K6E TF5 270 Compressor CF09K6E TF5 945 Cross Reference | eBay

Perhaps someone could comment as to whether the ebay one could likely serve as a proper replacement or does the difference in LRA somehow going to present a problem. thanks for any comments...
 
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Old 07-14-16, 02:44 PM
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Well that and that it's a CF09 and not a CF06. Likely a bigger unit. Will your guy install one you bought off ebay and if he does, will he warrant the part or the work...not likely.

Some times it's best to swallow hard and pay the man.
 
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Old 07-14-16, 02:49 PM
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LRA stands for Locked Rotor Amps and corresponds to the startup current. The "new" compressor could draw up to 72.2 amps at startup, while your old compressor can draw up to 52 amps. I believe that the capacity of the "new" compressor is higher (larger tonnage) than your current compressor. I don't believe that it would be a suitable replacement
 
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Old 07-14-16, 05:10 PM
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Well that and that it's a CF09 and not a CF06.
Ah, I didn't notice, wasn't paying close attention. My bad there.

Likely a bigger unit. Will your guy install one you bought off ebay and if he does, will he warrant the part or the work...not likely. Some times it's best to swallow hard and pay the man.
Yeah not likely. Will probably have to swallow the big pill.


I don't believe that it would be a suitable replacement
Okay, thanks. Asked, and answered. Thanks for the replies.
 
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Old 07-14-16, 07:21 PM
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The difference in price is nowhere near worth buying it yourself.
The small difference in price is well worth supporting your tradesperson.

Besides, the compressor in the link was manufactured in December of 2005.
The label looks clean but it is still a 10 year old compressor.
 
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Old 07-14-16, 07:55 PM
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The difference in price is nowhere near worth buying it yourself.
The small difference in price is well worth supporting your tradesperson.
Okay I'll support the tradesperson and stop trying to be a cheapskate about it then. Thanks..
 
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