Why does oil spurt out when ZR3 is compressing

by Frank
(San Juan Puerto Rico)

Oil spurts out oil filler pipe when ZR3 unit is compressing .


Unit was in service, it shut down, noticed oil all over the compressor side of the unit, refilled.

Started unit and noticed oil spurted out of the oil filler pipe, removed lp and hp piston diaphragms, they wee not cracked.

Replaced them anyway, still have the same problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Mar 07, 2016
HP element
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Thanks for the update, Frank.

Can you elaborate on what/how you figured it out?

Mar 06, 2016
Problem found
by: Frank

Thanks for your suggestions, even though the unit compressed fine, found out our HP element was the problem, Thanks

Mar 06, 2016
Compressor oil advice
by: Mike

Sounds like your gearcase breather is plugged.

Feb 09, 2016
zr3
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Don't have a drawing specific to this, but if you didn't already, check your filters.

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