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Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the average or the lowest suction pressure readings over the

ings over the period


following items: of time. This has the tendency to artificially increase the
• Check the wiring for the discharge temperature thermis- reported superheat, since the lowest suction pressure (saturated
tor (DTT). suction temperature) is used.
• Check the discharge temperature thermistor for accuracy. Action To Be Taken: The circuit is shut down.
• Check the unit refrigerant charge.
• If the unit does not include a digital compressor, check Reset Method: Manual.
the configuration to be sure that a digital compressor is Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the
not enabled, ConfigurationoUNIToA1.TY=NO following items:
• If the unit has been configured for a digital compressor • Check the charge for the system.
and communication with the AUX Board has been lost • Check the TXV for proper installation and operation.
(T175 — Loss of Communication with AUX Board), • Check the TXV for proper sizing.
this alarm will be generated. Resolve the T175 issue and • Check the evaporator coil for a refrigerant restriction.
the alarm should clear. • Check for airflow during operation.
T110 — Circuit A Loss of Charge • Check the suction pressure transducer for accuracy.
• Check the return gas thermistor for accuracy.
T111 — Circuit B Loss of Charge • Check to be sure the return gas thermistor for the circuit
Criteria for Trip: The following conditions must be true: is insulated with cork insulation tape to obtain a more
1. The circuit is OFF. accurate reading.
2. The circuit’s discharge pressure is less than 26 psi P118 — High Discharge Gas Temperature
(179.3 kPa). T118 — High Discharge Gas Temperature
The alert criteria are ignored during the following conditions: Criteria for Trip: This alert is part of the compressor protection
1. The first minute following power-up algorithm for digital compressor units. The following condi-
tions must be true:
2. If the outdoor air temperature is less than –5 F (–20.6 C)
1. This alert will be triggered if the unit has a digital com-
3. For 1 minute following the outdoor air temperature rising pressor and it is enabled (ConfigurationoUNITo
above –5 F (–20.6 C) A1.TY=YES).
Action To Be Taken: The circuit is not allowed to start. 2. The discharge gas temperature (Temperatureso
Reset Method: Manual CIR.AoD.GAS) is greater than 268 F (131.1 C).
Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the Action To Be Taken: Compressor A1 is shut down. If this is the
following items: first or second occurrence within a 32-minute window, the pre-
• Check the refrigerant charge for the circuit. alert P118 will be generated. This is a non-broadcast alert. If
• Check the discharge pressure transducer for the circuit this is the third occurrence within the 32-minute window, the
for accuracy. alert T118 is generated.
• Check the discharge pressure transducer wiring. Reset Method: The first two times compressor A1 is shut down
• Check the outside air thermistor (OAT) sensor for accu- due to the pre-alert P118, the pre-alert will automatically reset
racy. after the discharge temperature is less than 250 F (121.1 C) and
• Check the outside air thermistor (OAT) sensor wiring. the compressor will restart. The third occurrence will result in
T112 — Circuit A High Suction Temperature the alert T118 and will require a manual reset.
T113 — Circuit B High Suction Temperature Multiple P118 pre-alerts may be stored in the alarm history.
Criteria for Trip: The following conditions must be true: If there are 1 or 2 strikes on the circuit and the circuit recovers
for a period of time, it is possible to clear out the strikes, there-
1. The circuit is ON. by resetting the strike counter automatically.
2. The circuit’s saturated suction temperature is greater than Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the
70 F (21.1 C) after 5 minutes of operation. following items:
Action To Be Taken: The circuit is shutdown. • Check to be sure that the circuit is properly charged. If a
Reset Method: Manual leak is found, repair the leak and recharge the circuit.
Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the • Check the discharge temperature thermistor (DTT) for
following items: accuracy.
• Check the TXV operation. • Check the discharge temperature thermistor (DTT) con-
• Check to be sure the TXV bulb is correctly located. nections.
• Check TXV equalizer line if properly installed A120 — Circuit A Low Saturated Suction Temperature
• Check TXV capacity is proper for the application. Alarm
• Check for high return air temperatures. A121 — Circuit B Low Saturated Suction Temperature
• Check the suction pressure transducer for the circuit for Alarm
accuracy.
P120 — Circuit A Low Saturated Suction Temperature Pre-
T114 — Circuit A Low Suction Superheat Alert
T115 — Circuit B Low Suction Superheat P121 — Circuit B Low Saturated Suction Temperature Pre-
Criteria for Trip: The following conditions must be true: Alert
1. The circuit is ON. T120 — Circuit A Low Saturated Suction Temperature
2. The circuit superheat is less than 5 F (2.8 C) for 5 contin- Alert
uous minutes. T121 — Circuit B Low Saturated Suction Temperature
Superheat is a calculated value based on saturated suction tem- Alert
perature converted from the circuit suction pressure and return Criteria for Trip: This alert or alarm is used to keep the evapo-
gas temperature. In units with a digital compressor, the com- rator from freezing and the saturated suction temperature
pressor’s operation will cause the suction pressure to rise and above the low limit for the compressors.
fall when operating. In this case, suction pressure is an

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At least one compressor in the circuit must be ON and one of • Check the operation of the liquid line solenoid valves, if
the following conditions must be true: equipped. Be sure that the correct valve operates for the
1. The circuit’s saturated suction temperature is less than circuit.
20 F (–6.7 C) for 4 minutes continuously, • Be sure that the liquid line solenoid valve is installed cor-
rectly (flow), if equipped.
2. The circuit’s saturated suction temperature is less than • For the circuit TXV(s):
10 F (–12.2 C) for 2 minutes continuously,
- Check the superheat setting of the TXV. A very high set-
3. The circuit’s saturated suction temperature is less than ting will cause low saturated suction condition.
0° F (–17.8 C) for 1 minute continuously,
- Check to be sure the proper TXV is installed.
4. The circuit’s saturated suction temperature is less than
–20 F (–28.9 C) for 20 seconds continuously. - Check the operation of the TXV.
Action To Be Taken: If the circuit contains more than one oper- - Check the location of the TXV bulb and that it is properly
ating compressor and the operating conditions meet the criteria installed on the correct suction line.
above, one compressor in the affected circuit will be shut down - Check the TXV equalizer line to be sure that it is properly
with an appropriate local alert (P120/P121) generated. This is a connected to the correct suction line and open to suction
non-broadcast alert/alarm. The alarm LED will not be lit, nor pressure.
will the pre-alert be broadcast on a network. A 15-minute time • Check for a low airflow condition. Low airflow can
guard will be added to the compressor. If the saturated suction cause a low saturated suction condition.
temperature continues to be less than the criteria listed above, • Check for dirty air filters causing an airflow restriction.
then another compressor will be shut down until the last com- • Check the nozzle in the distributor to be sure it is correct.
pressor on the circuit is shut down at which time the appropri- • Check for a blocked or mis-circuited evaporator coil.
ate alert or alarm will be issued (T120, T121, A120, A121). P122 - Circuit A High Pressure Switch Chattering Pre-Alert
If the circuit contains one operating compressor and the op- P123 - Circuit B High Pressure Switch Chattering Pre-Alert
erating conditions meet the criteria above, the affected circuit
will be shut down and the appropriate alert (T120, T121) gen- T122 - Circuit A High Pressure Switch Chattering
erated. A 15-minute time guard will be added to the T123 - Circuit B High Pressure Switch Chattering
compressor. Criteria for Trip: This alert has multiple criteria. The Main
Reset Method: The first two occurrences that a circuit is shut Base Board (MBB) monitors the HPS. The 38AP units employ
down entirely due to this condition, an alert will be generated one HPS for each circuit. For High Pressure Switch Chattering
(T120, T121) which keeps the circuit off for 15 minutes before Alert the following conditions must be true:
allowing the circuit to try again. The third time this occurs, an 1. The circuit is ON or OFF.
alarm (A120, A121) will be generated which will necessitate a
2. The Main Base Board (MBB) detects a Closed-Open-
manual reset to get the circuit back running.
Closed-Open pattern of the high pressure switch circuit
To recover from these alerts, a 15-minute off timer must within a 16-second window.
elapse and the saturated suction temperature must rise above
If all of the conditions listed above are true, a pre-alert
29.32 F (–1.5 C). If recovery occurs, staging will be allowed on
the circuit again. Therefore, it is possible that multiple P120 or (P122/P123) will be generated for the first two occurrences.
P121 as well as T120 or T121 alerts may be stored in the alarm This is a non-broadcast alert. The third occurrence will result in
the alert (T122/T123). If the circuit runs for 15 minutes with-
history. If there are 1 or 2 strikes on the circuit and the circuit
recovers for a period of time, it is possible to clear out the out tripping the pre-alert condition or if the circuit has cycled
strikes thereby resetting the strike counter automatically. The three times, the strike counter is reset.
control must have saturated suction temperature greater than or Action To Be Taken: The circuit shuts down immediately or is
equal to 34 F (1.1 C) for 60 minutes in order to reset the strike not allowed to start.
counters. Reset Method: The pre-alerts (P122/P123) will automatically
Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the reset for the first two occurrences of this condition. After the
following items: pre-alert is generated, there is a 15-minute time delay and the
• Check to be sure that the circuit is properly charged. If a high pressure switch must reset before the circuit will attempt
leak is found, repair the leak and recharge the circuit. to restart. Following the second automatic reset of the pre-alert,
• Check for proper air flow for the evaporator coil. the next occurrence (T122/T123) will require a manual reset.
• If the alarms are occurring during cold ambient condi- Possible Causes: If this condition is encountered, check the
tions, consider installing Motormaster® head pressure following items:
control. • Check the wiring of the high pressure switch circuit.
• If wind baffles are required, check to see if they are • Check the wiring of the liquid line solenoid valve, if
installed. equipped. Be sure that the correct valve operates for the
• Check the suction pressure transducer accuracy. circuit.
• Check for a low load condition (low return air tempera- • Check for non-condensables in the refrigerant circuit.
ture). Check the control system to see if the unit should • Check for condenser air re-circulation.
be operating. • Check for the proper refrigerant charge (overcharged).
• In control systems which rely on the supply air tempera- • Check for operation beyond the limit of the machine.
ture: • Check the condenser coils for debris or restriction.
- Check the accuracy of the supply air sensor. • Check the evaporator coil for a refrigerant restriction.
• For the TXV(s) (thermostatic expansion valves):
- Check the supply air temperature sensor to be sure that it
- Check for the proper TXV. The 38AP units require bleed
is correctly sensing the mixed supply air temperature, port TXVs. Failure to use this type of valve may result in
especially in a face split coil. high pressure switch trips at start-up.
• Check for restrictions in the liquid line. Be sure all ser-
- Check the TXV for proper operation.
vice valves are open. • Check the condenser fans and motors for proper rotation
• Check the filter drier. Change the core(s) if necessary. and operation.
• Check the liquid line service valve to be sure that it is
open.

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 LOW CHARGE = High superheat. Low suction pressure, indoor TD,
subcooling, head pressure & compressor current draw.

 OVER CHARGE = Low superheat. Normal indoor TD. High suction


pressure, subcooling, head pressure & compressor current draw.

 LOW INDOOR AIR FLOW = Low superheat & suction pressure. Low to
normal head pressure. High indoor TD. High to normal subcooling. Not much
effect on current draw.

 MILD LOW OUTDOOR AIR FLOW = Low superheat &


subcooling. High suction & head pressure. Normal indoor TD. Normal to
high current draw.

 SEVERE OUTDOOR LOW AIR FLOW = High superheat, suction pressure,


head pressure & current draw. Low indoor TD & subcooling.

 MILD RESTRICTION (factory charge) = High superheat. Lowsuction


pressure, indoor TD & current draw. Normal to high subcooling. Normal to
low head pressure.

 MILD RESTRICTION (with excess refrigerant) = Normal superheat,


suction & indoor TD. High subcooling & head pressure. Low current draw.

 SEVERE RESTRICTION (with excess refrigerant) = High superheat,


subcooling, current draw & head pressure. Low suction pressure & indoor
TD.

 WEAK COMPRESSOR VALVES = Low superheat, current draw, head


pressure & indoor TD. High suction pressure & subcooling.