Carrier Tech2000 SS heat pump - no worky

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Old 05-30-06, 08:07 AM
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Carrier Tech2000 SS heat pump - no worky

Hi All,

First of all I want everyone to know that I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to heat pumps.

I have a Carrier Tech2000 SS heat pump that is not behaving properly and was wondering if I can get any hints as to what the problem maybe.

As of the last 3 days, the heat pump does not turn on, that is with all power supplied to the unit, when I put the thermostat dial from off to cool the heat pump does not always come on, (most of the time stays off), I can hear a clicking sound outside on the heat pump when the thermostat dial is switched to cool, but nothing else.

On occasion, it does go on, as I see the fan turning on the heat pump unit, however the air coming in, does not feel cold and after a while (maybe 15-30 minutes) it stops working, and then when I try to turn it off and then back to cool it does not go on. Sometime may need to wait over one day before it can start again.

So something is not working properly.

I called for servicing and I was asked if I had checked my filters on the furnace/blower unit, I was told that if they were blocked it would restrict airflow and cause the heat pump not to work properly. Can this be?

When the heat pump does go on, I get proper air flow (I think), I will check to see if all my filters are clean, but would this cause the unit to stop working after a while and also stop it from starting up again.

When the unit does work, the air is not cold, can it be that is needs freon or some other coolant, can this be my problem?

Can anyone give me a general overview of how a heat pump works and what can possibly be wrong with my unit.

The unit is about 11 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Peter
 
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Old 06-01-06, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by piratepete9
Hi All,

First of all I want everyone to know that I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to heat pumps.

I have a Carrier Tech2000 SS heat pump that is not behaving properly and was wondering if I can get any hints as to what the problem maybe.

As of the last 3 days, the heat pump does not turn on, that is with all power supplied to the unit, when I put the thermostat dial from off to cool the heat pump does not always come on, (most of the time stays off), I can hear a clicking sound outside on the heat pump when the thermostat dial is switched to cool, but nothing else.

On occasion, it does go on, as I see the fan turning on the heat pump unit, however the air coming in, does not feel cold and after a while (maybe 15-30 minutes) it stops working, and then when I try to turn it off and then back to cool it does not go on. Sometime may need to wait over one day before it can start again.

So something is not working properly.

I called for servicing and I was asked if I had checked my filters on the furnace/blower unit, I was told that if they were blocked it would restrict airflow and cause the heat pump not to work properly. Can this be?

When the heat pump does go on, I get proper air flow (I think), I will check to see if all my filters are clean, but would this cause the unit to stop working after a while and also stop it from starting up again.

When the unit does work, the air is not cold, can it be that is needs freon or some other coolant, can this be my problem?

Can anyone give me a general overview of how a heat pump works and what can possibly be wrong with my unit.

The unit is about 11 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Peter

At 11 years old (with a heatpump) it is time to think about a new one.

Basically it takes the heat generated by the freon and put it inside your house, in the winter. And electric heat supplements it. Execpt when you have it on emergency heat then it is all electric heat.

Built into them is defrost cycles and other fun stuff.

If you hear clicking it sounds like it might be the control board.
This would have to be confirmed by looking at it.
 
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