HVAC CRO Valve Service

Since CRO valves are hermetic and cannot be disassembled for inspection and cleaning, they are usually replaced if inoperative. If a CRO fails to open, close properly, or will not adjust, solder or other foreign material is probably lodged in the port. It is sometimes possible to dislodge these materials by turning the adjustment nut all the way in, with the system running. If the CRO develops a refrigerant leak around the spring housing, it probably has been overheated during installation or the bellows has failed due to severe compressor pulsations. In either case, the valve must be replaced.

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