Contactor Good...no Action


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Old 06-23-06, 01:59 PM
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Contactor Good...no Action

Neither compressor or condensor fan will come on....the contactor is engaging....Any guidance will be appreciated.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 02:19 PM
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Do you read any power on the in-- side and the out--- side of the contactor?????

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Old 06-23-06, 02:31 PM
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Yes sir....I have 120 volts at each of the two wires on the connector from the 240 feed
 
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Old 06-23-06, 02:51 PM
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But do you have 240 volts across the contactor? If you are checking each leg of the contactor to neutral then because of the wiring scheme you may be reading the same phase when checking each leg of the contactor. You NEED to have 240 there somewhere...
 
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Old 06-23-06, 02:53 PM
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Do you read 220V going into the contactor and 220V comeing out of it?????

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Old 06-23-06, 03:05 PM
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Each of the 120v readings were to ground, reading across the connections I have 240 volts...Just for more information, the condensor fan turns freely and the connector does close when the tstat is on, but nothing else happens except for a very low "buzzing" when the connector closes.
 
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next step is to replace the dual capacitor. Most likely your culprit.
 
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Old 06-27-06, 02:17 PM
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Replaced cap, still would not start. Hooked up a SPP6 kicker and it started....Shut it down, took out the kicker and it restarted fine. Guess I will keep the kicker handy for possible restarts should it go down again.
Thanks to all who replied, I appreciate the guidance that was given.
 
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Old 06-27-06, 02:23 PM
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Id let the little kick start on the unit.

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Old 06-27-06, 02:53 PM
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Being the curious type, after the unit restarted I took it out to see if it would still start up. When the thing stops again (I'm pretty sure it will), I will put it back in and leave it.
Thank you....this board provides a wealth of information.
 
 

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