Hi dlafever,donquy, that looks to be the refrigerant control valve and is serviceable. I what model is your compressor? Are you in the U.S.?
It's been a bit since I first researched this. I do believe it is serviceable, but don't have a p/n for it. In the end I just wound up replacing my compressor because it was ~250 for the compressor and it would be a same-day operation where sourcing the correct RCV was going to take some time. It gets hot here.Hi dlafever,
I'm having some AC trouble.
Have done exhaustive testing, monitoring.
Going to do a full AC service job this weekend--reclaim (recycle), vacuum (leak test), recharge-- then reassess.
If the issue persists, then I suspect it maybe a bad refrigerant control valve. Or blockage in the system somewhere.
Do you know any online vendors who sell this individual part? Having a hard time finding it.
Don't want to have to buy an entire compressor.
You said it's serviceable. Can it be cleaned?