Fan And Compressor Keeps Running?

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-26-04, 06:08 AM
Mark E. Smale
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Fan And Compressor Keeps Running?

Live in Phoenix - Have a Heat pump for cooling & heating. Turned heat on for the first time about a week ago (nights only). I noticed a couple of days ago, that the fan and compressor outside keeps running, even with the Thermostat switched to OFF. Was told by a friend, that the Thermostat needed replaced. Did that, but problem is still there. The only way to get the fan to stop running, is to turn off the breaker, which is what I've done the past two days. Any ideas, on what to do next?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-26-04, 08:16 PM
bigjohn1
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Most likely the contact points on the compressor contactor have welded themselves shut. If you continue to run the unit, you're chancing wiping out the compressor which is $$$$$$.
 
  #3  
Old 11-27-04, 04:58 AM
Mark E. Smale
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Originally Posted by bigjohn1
Most likely the contact points on the compressor contactor have welded themselves shut. If you continue to run the unit, you're chancing wiping out the compressor which is $$$$$$.

Where would I find the compressor contactor. How long a period of running until the compressor is wiped out?
 
  #4  
Old 11-27-04, 07:22 AM
mattison's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cinti, OH
Posts: 5,549
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It's located in the outdoor unit. Turn off the breaker out there and remove the service panel. The contactor is going to be a square block type device with the line voltage wires going in one side then out the other and a couple small wires on each side for control of the coil. Take a digital picture for wire refrence or make a good drawing of where they land and take the contactor out and get a new one that matches the old.
 
  #5  
Old 11-27-04, 08:39 PM
Mark E. Smale
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Smile

Originally Posted by mattison
It's located in the outdoor unit. Turn off the breaker out there and remove the service panel. The contactor is going to be a square block type device with the line voltage wires going in one side then out the other and a couple small wires on each side for control of the coil. Take a digital picture for wire refrence or make a good drawing of where they land and take the contactor out and get a new one that matches the old.
I want to "THANK" everyone for responding. I replaced the contactor today and everything seems to be working fine once again. This is my first experience with this website and I've learned alot from reading different problems in the FORUM. I appreciate the advice given and the expertise of those involved. Until my next "trial", I'll sit back and enjoy the reading and learning.
 
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: