steve8 posted:That was my experience with a VK500. I will acknowledge I was not very diligent with the vacuuming of the unit and I think it's very important. They seem to be sensitive to a little dust.
Agree. I've killed two compressors off over the past 12 years. If you install a VK500, make sure that you leave lots of room behind the unit to allow easy access to vacuum the exterior vents of the compressor.