Arkansas Too Little Water Flow - low pressure lockout

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by WILLIAM HU, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. WILLIAM HU

    WILLIAM HU New Member

    Temperature in Arkansas recently dropped to about zero degree F, freezingly cold. My HydroTemp unit (built in 2005 and worked mostly fine over the last 15 years) quitted working and the low pressure light came on.

    1. Water flow issue
    I can feel the water frozen inside the coils next to the booster pump. The water reservoir has ice in it and we added hot water to melt the ice. It seems that the antifreeze in the system is probably too low to be effective. I have a few questions.
    Will the water coils burst and leak water? If not, can I just warm up the coil and loop pipes to solve the "too little water flow" issue and thus the low pressure lockout? Are there any efficient ways to warm up the coils/pipes? Hope to get some discussions from the forum participants and see if anyone has similar issues.

    2. Not a freon isssue, or themostat, or dirty filter, or evaporator coil dirty -- we checked all of those.
    We did add 1lb freon, then up to 2 lb to the system and it did not solve the problem.

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
  2. gsmith22

    gsmith22 Active Member Forum Leader

    its hard to understand what you are describing - booster pump and water coils. Short of purging the loop of the fluid/slush, I don't know how you could warm it up. I'm surprised the interior portions wouldn't have just melted from the ambient temp once the unit turned off.
     
  3. WILLIAM HU

    WILLIAM HU New Member

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021

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