Capacitor or Compressor Bad

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-21-11, 08:37 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 7
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Capacitor or Compressor Bad

Technician came to fix AC unit outside. Compressor wasn't kicking in, but fan was. He put a booster on the capacitor and it made the compressor go on. After running for about 10 minutes, he turned the unit off to put back together. Finished putting the unit back together and I turned the unit on from the thermostat and the compressor did not turn on, but the fan did!!!!! Any advice on whether the compacitor is bad or the compressor?? He ordered a new compressor for my unit!! Thanks for any advice. Failed to mention that when I turned it on yesterday, the compressor kicked in and the other day, it buzzed really loud and then finally kicked in. So, I can get it to work sometimes and sometimes it takes a few minutes before the compressor will kick in, but with that buzzing sound before doing so. thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-21-11, 09:36 AM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas, California
Posts: 1,460
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Hard to say, can be anything. Ususally buzzing sound come from the contactor. If I were you, I replace capacitor and contactor first (because they are cheap, and if you put a new compressor in there, you should put in a new capacitor and new contactor anyway), if that does not fix your problem, then go for the compressor. (How old is the unit ?)
 
  #3  
Old 06-21-11, 10:12 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 7
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by clocert View Post
Hard to say, can be anything. Ususally buzzing sound come from the contactor. If I were you, I replace capacitor and contactor first (because they are cheap, and if you put a new compressor in there, you should put in a new capacitor and new contactor anyway), if that does not fix your problem, then go for the compressor. (How old is the unit ?)
Surprisingly the unit and evap cooler was replaced in Sep2010! Actually, only a total of three months of AC. They never mentioned anything about a contactor, only added a booster to the capacitor.
 
  #4  
Old 06-21-11, 10:15 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 7
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Actually, they are scheduled to replace the TVX(??) valve in the evap cooler and the compressor. They say the TVX valve is what's making it hard for the compressor to kick in??
 
  #5  
Old 06-21-11, 10:20 AM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas, California
Posts: 1,460
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Well, I assume this is still under warranty, let them play I guess. If not, I'll get a second opinion before I do anything. ( the way they repair things is not logical, looks to me they are trying to make money from the maker of the unit)
 
  #6  
Old 06-21-11, 10:25 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 7
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I'm actually going under my home warranty plan and they will get the parts from Carrier under the warranty. I was hoping to get a few opinions thru this forum. thanks for the reponses.
 
  #7  
Old 06-23-11, 06:21 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 8
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
i just posted the similiar issue I am having with the big loud sound. Let me know what you find..
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: