Originally Posted by Sandrooney
Are the gaskets universal? I have a Dometic. Can I place A/C on its side or turn it over without hurting it?
Any tips would be greatly appreaciated.
You can probably match the gasket material at the local hardware store.
It's not advisable to turn an A/C on its side or upside down. This is because there may be crud in the bottom of the compressor motor that will float into the oil and may eventually be pumped through the system and create a blockage. I say 'may be' because it will depend on how many hours it has operated. There is a certain amount of crud in the oil, this I know from tearing a compressor down to its bones.
If it has to be placed other than its normal position the rule of thumb is to place it upright the same amount of time it was in the abnormal position BEFORE applying power.