Compressor Level?

Old 07-11-15, 12:29 PM
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Compressor Level?


Just had a 5 ton heat pump system installed.

My question is: The compressor is not level and tilts noticeably to one side.

Is it a cosmetic issue or should the strain on bearings in the motor or other matters dictate correction?


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Old 07-11-15, 01:49 PM
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Make them come back and level it. Not only cosmetic, could cause problems down the road.
Old 07-13-15, 04:30 AM
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Wow just wow! This scares me! What else did they not do correctly? Might be worth the 100 bucks are so do have another company come out and check it out.
Old 07-13-15, 05:20 PM
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It must be level or you could have a lubrication problem in the compressor with oil running to one side of it.
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yikes, I better get mine leveled up...but then it's been running for over 10yrs at about 5-10 degrees out of level. Gotten worse over time, prolly the gophers diggin' under the slab. But yeah, I think I'll go correct that next time I get a few min. of spare time some time in '16, I'm hopin'...
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It doesn't need to be absolutely dead-on level but the closer to level the better. Be sure to measure it both ways.

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