Outside unit fan comes on but not compressor


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Old 05-12-05, 05:29 AM
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Outside unit fan comes on but not compressor

I have a Goodman 2ton unit about 10 yrs old when you set the Tstat for cool the inside fan comes on, but when you go outside the condensor unit fan is on but i've never heard it "click" to get the compressor to come on. I checked with my meter and I had 24 volts at the contactor relay, it was contacted but nothing happens. I had a friend put gauges on it and he said it has freon in it the head pressure was 200 low pressure was 120 not running.. I noticed alot of rust on the terminals on the capacitor, I carefully moved the wires on and off of the capacitor trying to make a better connection but to no help there still compressor won't come on.. I now have the contactor relay off and am looking for a new one today, anyone have any advice to whats wrong.. is there a reset on my unit ? or a fuse ? any help would be terriffic...

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Old 05-12-05, 07:42 PM
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Have the capacitor checked. The fan side could be good & the compressor side bad, if you have a dual capacitor like most Goodmans. Another possibility is a wire burned off at the terminal block on the compressor. For some unknown reason, Goodman equipment (in my experience) seems to have this problem more than some other manufacturers.
 
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Old 05-13-05, 06:02 AM
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Thank You..

Thanks Grady, Turns out it was the capacitor, I replaced it for $10 and it's working great ...


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Old 05-13-05, 06:43 PM
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Smile Zeke

You're welcome. Glad you got it fixed quickly & inexpensively. That's what we are all about here.
 
 

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