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Accumulator — What is an AC accumulator

What is an AC accumulator? An AC accumulator is used to collect and store any liquid refrigerant that may flow out of the evaporator coil. Since liquids cannot be compressed, it’s critical that only refrigerant gas enters the AC compressor. The accumulator allows only a regulated amount of refrigerant oil and refrigerant gas to enter the AC compressor. As liquid refrigerant and oil enter the accumulator inlet, they hit a baffle near the top that distributes the oil and liquid to the sides of the accumulator, where it falls to … Read More

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