Severe storms and extreme temperatures have wreaked havoc among homeowners and businesses alike across the Chicagoland and Milwaukee areas in the past two weeks. Northeast Cooling knows firsthand how nerve-wracking and frustrating outages and overworked equipment can be for those that depend upon them for their livelihood.
Last Saturday around 10 PM, we received a call from a meat warehouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The entire refrigerated warehouse was down due to a compressor that would not stay on. The temperature was rising fast and so were tensions. The owners had roughly $50,000 worth of meat that they stood to lose within hours if something didn’t happen FAST!
Mitch headed up to Kenosha from Mundelein, Illinois and arrived around 11:30 PM. Once inside, he found the compressor overheated and off on High Pressure Safety cutout. This meant that neither condenser fans were running at all. With some thorough checking of the electrical system, he found one of the two in-line fuses for the condenser motor unit needed to be replaced. Once the fuse was replaced he then discovered that the motor circuit was over amping. By using an amp meter, Mitch was able to find which motor was over amping and resolved that it was the reason the fuse had blown initially.
After removing the faulty motor and pressure cleaning the condenser coil, he was able to get the entire unit back online and keep it running with just one condenser motor powering the entire system. He stayed and monitored the refrigerant pressure and found it will below the high pressure safely cut out setting. Soon after the warehouse started cooling down quite quickly and the meat was saved.
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