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Problem with Florida AC unit and wife is 9 months pregnant - need suggestions

Problem with Florida AC unit and wife is 9 months pregnant - need suggestions


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Old 04-04-14, 01:23 PM
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Problem with Florida AC unit and wife is 9 months pregnant - need suggestions

Heard a "woosh' sound and the AC unit shut down. Breakers look fine. I dont have any idea what else to check and its 85 degrees outside and wife is due to give birth anytime so any suggestions are VERY welcome. I dont know my way around this and will likely call an expert but would sure like to try and fix it myself if possible. Are there any built in shut-offs I should check?

(I am in a condo and everything is only 4 years old...)
 
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Old 04-04-14, 01:38 PM
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"Woosh" makes me think it may have lost its charge. Other then checking to make sure the unit has power with a meter (240 volts) and the contactor is pulling in sending power to the compressor, that is all I can suggest.

What kind of system is it? Air handler and heat pump? Air handler and standard A/C condenser? Mini Split? Make and model numbers will help out the pros when they swing by.
 
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Old 04-05-14, 05:40 AM
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Hmm......To me "Woosh" sounds like the silence you hear when a fan shuts down.
"WhooshHissssssss" could be a refrigerant leak.


Really though, more info would be helpful.
Answer Tolyn's questions about what you have and what it is all doing and we might be able to help.
 
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Old 04-05-14, 09:20 AM
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Whoosh is often the sound that a heat pump makes when power is removed.

A common cause for this is a float switch tripping.
Many systems have a float switch in the secondary pan under the unit. Some have a float switch in the primary pan as well. Geothermal units often have a spade connector that shorts to ground when the primary pan overfills.

You might check for a full secondary or primary pan.



Post the make and model of your unit for more assistance.
 
 

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