Hose from Compressor to condenser has bulge. 2005 Astro

Hose from Compressor to condenser has bulge. 2005 Astro

Postby N6KB [OP] » November 26th 2019, 7:30pm

On the hose, actually the pipe portion, that runs from the high pressure output of the compressor to the condenser there is a larger diameter section. What is this? I am in the process of rinsing all of the system components in preparation of installing a new compressor. The reason to clean the parts I am told is to remove any debris that the failed compressor may have produced and pumped into the system. Is this bulge in the line some kind of screen or filter? Is it important to flow the cleaning solution in the backwards direction to get it clean? I suppose cleaning any of the components is likely to work best with cleaning solution flow in opposite direction of normal refrigerant flow.
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Re: Hose from Compressor to condenser has bulge. 2005 Astro

Postby chevymaher » November 26th 2019, 8:04pm

Find one of these that fits yours. It has a screen that prevents metal from getting in the compressor.

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Re: Hose from Compressor to condenser has bulge. 2005 Astro

Postby Sailing_Faith » November 26th 2019, 9:42pm

Can you take a picture of the ‘bulge’? (And maybe find another name for it?) :)
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Re: Hose from Compressor to condenser has bulge. 2005 Astro

Postby Leeann_93 » November 26th 2019, 11:45pm

If it's what I think it is, it's a muffler. I don't think it has a screen or anything else - it's just a change in size, like a resonator in some exhaust systems, to eliminate a harmonic someone didn't like.
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