All actual service work must be performed by a qualified licensed refrigeration service technician equipped with the appropriate tools and test instruments.
The processes discussed below apply to several types of refrigerants, including CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs.
Knowing why a compressor no longer works is important because not addressing the root cause of the problem may result in the replacement compressor failing as well. This article assumes that the root cause of the compressor failure has been identified and corrected and the compressor simply needs to be replaced with a new one.
Follow this gallery for the steps as enumerated by Jeff Staub, Director of Application Engineering, Danfoss.
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