Do's and Don'ts for Accumulator Dehydrators
Accumulator Dehydrator

Our Tech Tips for Accumulator Dehydrators

Do
  • Do keep shipping caps on the A/D or R/D at all times except when adding oil to the part, or when ready to install to refrigerant lines.
  • Reason: Open units will absorb humidity from the air, reducing or eliminating the internal desiccant’s ability to capture system moisture.
     
Do
  • Do finger start the attaching line set nuts.
  • Reason: This will help ensure that the fitting threads do not become cross threaded.
     
Don't
  • Do not spin the A/D or R/D on the mating line set in an attempt to assemble the joint.
  • Reason: Spinning the A/D or R/D can tear the seal and cause the joint to leak.