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02-11-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,999
Posted By Mr Fixit

My head is hurting after reading all that but I...

My head is hurting after reading all that but I was curious does the B get hooked up or do you leave it disconnected as the bulletin states? If you leave B disconnected how does the reversing valve...
02-09-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mr Fixit

sometimes it is as easy as tying a new one and...

sometimes it is as easy as tying a new one and pulling it thru but typically the little monkey boys that install these residential units get staple happy and will fasten the wiring at several points...
02-09-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mr Fixit

most likely the unit was dropped and the fan...

most likely the unit was dropped and the fan wheel has shifted on the shaft and is jammed against the housing, disassemble the unit and check all clearances and then clean and reassemble and you...
02-09-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mr Fixit

A dirty return filter/dirty coil/ductwork...

A dirty return filter/dirty coil/ductwork restriction/bad or intermittent blower can also cause that problem. You can do some DIY investigation here if you like. First replace the return filter with...
02-07-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mr Fixit

Yes and No it is according to what you are doing...

Yes and No it is according to what you are doing to it. It is much harder to verify correct charge level at temps lower than the charge chart goes, which is typically somewhere in the 60's although...
01-31-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mr Fixit

If all wiring and t-stat was checked, then go...

If all wiring and t-stat was checked, then go ahead and replace the defrost board.
01-31-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By Mr Fixit

sounds like the compressor is doing excellent....

sounds like the compressor is doing excellent. What brand/model number is the unit and is it a heat pump?
01-19-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 28,559
Posted By Mr Fixit

Hmmm tech A and Tech B then huh. Amateurs maybe?,...

Hmmm tech A and Tech B then huh. Amateurs maybe?, is this maybe Brother in law A and maybe Father in law B? LOL. Do the exact test that the previous poster told you to and post back results this...
01-11-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mr Fixit

Yup the I recently noticed a interesting...

Yup the I recently noticed a interesting statement in a Rheem Heat Pump operation manual it actually states several times in the literature these exact words Quote "The air may feel cool but WILL BE...
12-23-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,658
Posted By Mr Fixit

I would suspect that when the blade broke it may...

I would suspect that when the blade broke it may have swung around and hit some of the refrigerant lines and knocked a hole in one and you lost the refrigerant charge and the units low pressure...
12-23-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,214
Posted By Mr Fixit

ole Grady must be one of those frustrated smokers...

ole Grady must be one of those frustrated smokers that can no longer fire one up anywhere they want to to. Its probably exactly as stated, someone is violating the law and smoking in the building but...
12-16-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mr Fixit

you hit the nail on the head Greenguy the airflow...

you hit the nail on the head Greenguy the airflow has to be maintained so that the Defrost cycle (AC actually) is effective.
12-16-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,937
Posted By Mr Fixit

find the blower relay and test it with your super...

find the blower relay and test it with your super duper multimeter man. It is probably shot replace it they are cheap.
12-09-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,802
Posted By Mr Fixit

Is there another apartment above yours? If so...

Is there another apartment above yours? If so then I would say that their condensate drain is tied into yours and that is what is actually dripping not yours. Have the maintenance guys reroute the...
12-08-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mr Fixit

The thermostat is disposable so dispose of it...

The thermostat is disposable so dispose of it man, get yourself a nice honeywell or something.
12-08-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,265
Posted By Mr Fixit

charlie my man you are in for a long and hard...

charlie my man you are in for a long and hard road here most likely. They have messed your unit up probably beyond repair, if it is loud enough to disturb your neighbors in the winter when the houses...
11-12-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,412
Posted By Mr Fixit

hmmm I did not run the specs on that window...

hmmm I did not run the specs on that window shaker but a lot of the newer window shakers actually have electronic controls with a built in thermostat that will cycle the unit to the set temperature...
11-11-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mr Fixit

sounds like we may have a board failure if it is...

sounds like we may have a board failure if it is not sending the 24 volts out, the soldering iron may have damaged one of the little diodes or something. I guess you will have to put a new board on...
11-11-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,189
Posted By Mr Fixit

double check the information that came with your...

double check the information that came with your new t-stat most likely there is a b option switch on the back that designates the type of system it will work with, set it correctly and you should...
11-11-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mr Fixit

Quote "I checked the voltage at my pumps...

Quote "I checked the voltage at my pumps contactor and I was getting 26 volts to ground but 0 across the coil"

It sounds like you are getting 24 volts control voltage at the contactor, so IS the...
11-11-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mr Fixit

Normal unless it stays on there constantly. Keep...

Normal unless it stays on there constantly. Keep a eye on it to make sure your unit does go into defrost occasionally. Different manufacturers utilize different methods to determine the correct time...
11-10-07, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mr Fixit

YES the 35 amp contactor will work (possibly...

YES the 35 amp contactor will work (possibly however for a short period of time if it is overloaded) Any electrical device operated outside its design parameters will suffer from early failure rates...
11-03-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By Mr Fixit

sometimes you have to do a bit of detective work....

sometimes you have to do a bit of detective work. Go to the other end of the t-stat wire and see if you can determine what they are hooked to on that end. A lot of times X will indicate the common...
11-03-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,961
Posted By Mr Fixit

Yeah they should be closed off however the...

Yeah they should be closed off however the problem is that you want to be sure to open the vents before running the system next spring. Perhaps you can do something like turn off the disconnect...
11-03-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,479
Posted By Mr Fixit

OH neat a new toy

That sounds like fun big Z enjoy
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