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The filter elements of the air conditioning system are either referred to as filter dryers or accumulators, depending on the type of system. The task of the filter dryer is to remove impurities from the refrigerant and to dehumidify it.
How they work
The liquid refrigerant enters the filter dryer, flows through a hygroscopic drying medium and leaves the filter dryer again as a liquid. The upper part of the filter dryer serves as a compensation chamber; at the same time, the lower part serves as refrigerant storage in order to compensate fluctuations in pressure in the system. Depending on its design, the filter dryer can only remove a certain amount of humidity-then the drying medium is saturated and no longer in a position to absorb further humidity.
Effects of failure
A failure of the filter dryer may exhibit the following symptoms:
Causes for the failure of the filter dryer can be:
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.