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10-02-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By VetNutJim

You've got a dual stage R-22 system? Hmmm........

You've got a dual stage R-22 system?
Hmmm..... that's pretty neat.

What about getting the 1st Stage unit leak checked and repaired?
It depends on where the leak is as to how much refrigerant is...
10-02-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By VetNutJim

Your CONTACTOR may be defective (stuck on) or...

Your CONTACTOR may be defective (stuck on) or your thermostat may be not working properly.
In most cases, running the blower constantly doesn't do much except wear out the blower motor.
Running...
10-02-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By VetNutJim

* * * * * 5 Stars to Dun11. :thumbup:...

* * * * * 5 Stars to Dun11. :thumbup: :thumbup:

Everyone else that's posted so far is 100% correct as well.

I'd bet after replacing your complete AHU they'll find the condensor is also...
09-29-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 67,629
Posted By VetNutJim

9 days later and nothing from AdRock. WTH ??? ...

9 days later and nothing from AdRock.
WTH ???
AdRock. Calling AdRock. AdRock, AdRock.

This isn't exactly what is considered 'communication'.
09-22-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,914
Posted By VetNutJim

I'd replace the fan motor and the capacitor. ...

I'd replace the fan motor and the capacitor.
Sounds like the capacitor went bad first.
But the motor has been getting hot because it can't start.
Almost 100% chance it has been overheated, the...
09-21-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 67,629
Posted By VetNutJim

Try this AdRock

Try this AdRock..............

Download the manual at these links.
Hope this helps!!

http://customer.honeywell.com/techlit/pdf/PackedLit/69-2104ES.pdf...
09-21-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,426
Posted By VetNutJim

Good job, Mike. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: ...

Good job, Mike. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

That's called the 'smoke' test. It's the same one you do on semiconductors like transistors and IC's.

Turn it on and if the factory installed...
09-21-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,426
Posted By VetNutJim

Hey Mike, DUN11 has posted accurate answers...

Hey Mike,

DUN11 has posted accurate answers to your questions as
he usually does.
He is fast on the draw too, LOL

The relays aren't expensive, probably not more than 20~25 bux depending on...
09-21-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By VetNutJim

Glad you found it. Shorted compressor is always...

Glad you found it. Shorted compressor is always BAD news however.
09-20-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By VetNutJim

Cal your installe rand ask him to send someone...

Cal your installe rand ask him to send someone out with a 'fin comb' to straighten those fins out.
After removing the cover to gain access it will take about 5 minutes.

They SHOULD have done this...
09-20-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By VetNutJim

If the breaker you refer to is in the disconnect...

If the breaker you refer to is in the disconnect at the unit, do this:

Leave the breaker off for now.
Go in the house and set the thermostat so cool. You can set it to 60* or so.
Go back out to...
09-20-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By VetNutJim

Your suspicions may be 100% correct. But you...

Your suspicions may be 100% correct.
But you have to find someone that will use standard procedures and practices to locate and fix the leak.
So far, that person hasn't worked on your system.
...
09-20-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By VetNutJim

THis is long but here goes. Hope this helps. :p ...

THis is long but here goes. Hope this helps. :p

#1.
Have them go over the inside and outside unit with a fine tooth comb looking for leaks.
Ask for their very BEST leak 'detective' guy, you...
09-19-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,121
Posted By VetNutJim

Great analysis by DUN11 !!!! But.... you...

Great analysis by DUN11 !!!!

But.... you MUST check for the ICE on the INSIDE unit which may be in your attic.
Wherever it is you need to find it and investigate for ice on those lines at the...
09-19-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,655
Posted By VetNutJim

I'm not so sure about this guys. I'm not a...

I'm not so sure about this guys.
I'm not a chemist but aluminum and salt are mortal enemies.

Airman may LOVE this device, after all. Sounds like money to him.

In any case you can clean,...
09-19-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By VetNutJim

Ok Tom, here you go, more info..... hope this...

Ok Tom, here you go, more info..... hope this helps.

Hmmmm..... not sure what you have going on here but here's how to check it out.

Look on your thermostat and find a wire marked "C". The wire...
09-19-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By VetNutJim

I have a good imagination but...... I'm thinking...

I have a good imagination but...... I'm thinking you are going to have to post some pictures of what your're talking about to get any meaningful answer to this brain teaser.... with all due respect...
09-19-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By VetNutJim

Speculation: The first guy found a service port...

Speculation:
The first guy found a service port cap that wasn't tight and he topped off the refrigerant and called it good.
The second guy did pretty much the same thing.

The third guy surmised...
09-19-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,290
Posted By VetNutJim

All that runs in the condensing unit is the...

All that runs in the condensing unit is the compressor and the fan motor.
Question?????
Is the COMPRESSOR cycling off WITH the fan motor. . . . or does the compressor continue to run when the fan...
09-19-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By VetNutJim

Guess: bad thermostat maybe. Does the ac...

Guess: bad thermostat maybe.

Does the ac continue to run and NEVER cut off?
Does the AC appear to continue running but it's really just the fan that runs a few minutes after the set point is...
09-19-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,121
Posted By VetNutJim

What you need is called "PLENUMS". You'll most...

What you need is called "PLENUMS". You'll most likely need 2.
One for the incoming air called the "return plenum" and one for the outgoing air called the 'supply plenum'.

For a homeowner DIY...
09-17-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By VetNutJim

Duct "mastic" is what you'll want to use to seal...

Duct "mastic" is what you'll want to use to seal those ducts.

It's like a soft, pliable 'putty' that you can place along all the joints and cracks and crevices.
It's a LOT more messy than putty...
09-16-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By VetNutJim

There's not enough information here to make even...

There's not enough information here to make even a good guess.
Does the blower inside run on until the next day or two?
Does the blower inside turn off when the thermostat is satisfied?

Is the...
09-16-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By VetNutJim

I understand your blower fan continues to run...

I understand your blower fan continues to run normally.......

Does the compressor in the condensing unit keep running when the fan in the condensing unit quits running?
It will normally stop on...
09-16-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By VetNutJim

Make sure NO power is applied when you are making...

Make sure NO power is applied when you are making these test.
Cut the circuit breakers. Remove the disconnects. Make sure power is OFF!!!.

Don't worry about the 24 VAC control voltage. That is...
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