Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV, TEV, TX) and Copeland Scroll Defect Investigation

Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV, TEV, TX) and Copeland Scroll Defect Investigation

Chimicles & Tikellis is investigating possible class action claims involving an alleged industry-wide defect in certain HVAC equipment, which has resulted in widespread thermostatic expansion valve failures (TEV, TXV, TX valves) on residential and commercial air conditioning and heat pump applications. Reportedly, the problem stems from a chemical rust inhibitor on Copeland Scroll compressors, which are incorporated in many HVAC applications. A reaction with the POE oil used in the compressor causes the POE to coagulate and collect in the TXV, which results in the TXV sticking. The problem reportedly affects numerous equipment brands that incorporate Copeland Scroll compressors, including Carrier, Lenox, Frigidaire, Bryant, ClimateMaster, Trane, and others.

C&T is investigating potential claims on behalf of servicers, who may not be fully compensated by the manufacturers for warranty work, as well as end users who may have paid out-of-pocket for repairs or may be forced to pay out-of-pocket for repairs in the future.

If you are a servicer or end-user who is affected by this defect, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the attorney below.

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Attorneys for this case:

Timothy N. Mathews
Christina Donato Saler