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03-16-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By mike2501

Pressure switch problems...

Hi! A lot of times (actually most of the time) when the control board shows a pressure switch error is is one of 4 things:

1. Pressure switch is bad.
2. Control board is bad.
3. Tube going from...
03-16-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By mike2501

won't shut off.

Easiest way is this:

Turn power back on to outside unit. If it is still running then go in the house to the gas furnace. Either unplug the gas furnace or shut off power to the gas furnace. This...
06-13-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,703
Posted By mike2501

Mike, Nine times out of ten the problem is...

Mike,
Nine times out of ten the problem is in the 24 volt control wires going to the outside unit. You have a heat pump so it is 5 or more wires going to the outside unit.

Usually it's a...
05-10-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By mike2501

You need...

...you need a new capacitor just for the fan, look on the box or on the new motor and it should list the size that you need, i.e. 5mf, 7.5mf, 10mf or the like. Go back to where you got the motor...
04-23-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,881
Posted By mike2501

Air Flow problems

Pflor is pretty well on. There are any number of issues you could have but here are a few in a nutshell.

ASSUMING (heh) that you have the 'right' ammount of refrigerant in the system and the...
04-12-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,110
Posted By mike2501

Your asumptions sound reasonable. Either a relay...

Your asumptions sound reasonable. Either a relay problem or a wiring problem for the blower on high speed. If the heat is wired to medium or low speed you can cycle the heat a few times to verify...
04-12-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,760
Posted By mike2501

Typically if the fan is running and the...

Typically if the fan is running and the compressor is not and assuming that the run cap is ok and none of the wiring is corroded/melted etc then I would think that the compressor humming every 30...
04-12-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,754
Posted By mike2501

Condenser fan motor

Hi!

No the fuses aren't the problem. You have one of two issues or a combination of the two.

The fan motor could be good but have a bad fan capacitor which would let the motor run for a...
04-11-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 50,403
Posted By mike2501

A hard start can be normal for a unit, some come...

A hard start can be normal for a unit, some come shipped with small versions of them and at least one manufacturers (brand is escaping me but I'm sure the boss will remind me next time we install one...
03-29-08, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,908
Posted By mike2501

I agree with Ed, the emergency pan here isn't...

I agree with Ed, the emergency pan here isn't your real worry. The worry is why you have water in the emergency pan to start with!

Right above the emergency pan is the evaporator coil and it...
03-22-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,781
Posted By mike2501

I wonder if those could be copper water drains? ...

I wonder if those could be copper water drains? Don't see those very often anymore... that is kind of deceiving though with the vaacum rubber plug in the thing like you'd see in a compressor. :/
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03-22-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,781
Posted By mike2501

Something else funky is going on too or else the...

Something else funky is going on too or else the blower would shut off when the temp was reached even if the contactor was welded shut outside...hmm..
03-21-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,781
Posted By mike2501

Okie, lets verify a few things first. When you...

Okie, lets verify a few things first. When you say it never shufts off... Let's say that you have the thermostat set to the OFF position and the fan is set to the AUTO position. It's still running...
03-19-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,673
Posted By mike2501

Well a 12 hour day and a shot of nyquil for my...

Well a 12 hour day and a shot of nyquil for my chest has me a little out of it so I'm not sure I have a picture of your wiring in my head. Thats ok though as I don't picture wiring very well anyway!...
03-18-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,673
Posted By mike2501

Yep you can try that. Oh, I'd forgotten about...

Yep you can try that. Oh, I'd forgotten about compressor winding dammage not shorted to the case. Apologies for the clip and paste that I"ve blatantly stolen below from some website but did'nt feel...
03-16-08, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,370
Posted By mike2501

Hi Dave, If your looking at the burner...

Hi Dave,

If your looking at the burner assembly kind of from the top down, you know like where the flame is jetting out, you will see the inch or two of spacing from one jet to the next.
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03-15-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,115
Posted By mike2501

kipdog69, It sounds like the contactor on the...

kipdog69, It sounds like the contactor on the outside unit is stuck/welded shut and will need to be replaced.

You will have to shut the outside unit off at the breaker because if it keeps...
03-15-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,115
Posted By mike2501

Rodeon1, not sure of the unit or the age of it...

Rodeon1, not sure of the unit or the age of it but if your turning it on and off at the furnace it kind of sounds like one of those that was originally designed as a heat-only installation and has...
03-15-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,673
Posted By mike2501

Lets check the basics first. Shut off the...

Lets check the basics first. Shut off the disconnect at the unit and the breaker at the house and take the cover off the unit so that you can see the comressor.

Usually if you have a situation...
03-03-08, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,689
Posted By mike2501

Heh, 125 isn't even bad for a heat pump! :) You...

Heh, 125 isn't even bad for a heat pump! :) You should be glad it's not just a straight electric heating unit!

Michael
03-01-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By mike2501

Yep, if the system is getting old then just suck...

Yep, if the system is getting old then just suck it up and replace the whole thing. If the system is NOT that old then I would have him show me the leak and discuss it from there.
03-01-08, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By mike2501

If the charge is leaking out in a month then the...

If the charge is leaking out in a month then the leak is freakin' huge and it should be pretty easy to find it. They said you would 'probably' have to replace it? Did they locate the leak?
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02-28-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By mike2501

I could use a humidifier in the house here today...

I could use a humidifier in the house here today Ed, it's 29% inside and 27% outside, I think I static shocked the cat earlier, hehehe!

Michael
02-28-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,470
Posted By mike2501

I think that unit has been around for a while so...

I think that unit has been around for a while so it is probably similar to what you have done before. On more modern units they are starting to come out with variable speed blower motors, the things...
02-28-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By mike2501

It's an interesting delima of cost v.s. comfort I...

It's an interesting delima of cost v.s. comfort I think. My dad, who is 70 this year, likes to keep his blower on 24/7 and my mom thinks he is wasting electricity.

They live in south texas and...
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