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07-21-19, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Bob14525

On my York furnace with a variable speed blower...

On my York furnace with a variable speed blower motor, there are jumper settings that allow me to control the speed of the fan when in ON mode. If I recall correctly, there are 3 or 4 speed...
07-12-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Bob14525

While I can't say for sure, it appears that it...

While I can't say for sure, it appears that it may be part of a hard start kit (helps the compressor startup).
07-10-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Bob14525

The foam covering the larger diameter copper pipe...

The foam covering the larger diameter copper pipe is insulation to minimize condensation on the pipe. No danger of getting a shock.

Yes, by "blower" we are referring to the inside fan that...
07-09-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Bob14525

Contactors are pretty generic. The two primary...

Contactors are pretty generic. The two primary differences are whether it's single pole or double pole, and the current rating. I can't tell from your pictures whether your contactor is single or...
07-09-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Bob14525

If the condenser coil gets very dirty, the...

If the condenser coil gets very dirty, the transfer of heat from the condenser coil to the air will be less efficient. This will increase the system pressure and puts an extra load on the compressor...
07-09-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Bob14525

There's not a lot of maintenance to do. The most...

There's not a lot of maintenance to do. The most important thing is to change the filter in your furnace/air handler on a regular basis to keep the evaporator coil clean. Every couple of years (or...
07-07-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Bob14525

There are 2 common causes of a frozen evaporator...

There are 2 common causes of a frozen evaporator coil and/or iced line: insufficient airflow through the coil caused by a dirty filter or defective blower; or the system is low on refrigerant. If...
07-07-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Bob14525

Many furnace blowers have bushings or bearings to...

Many furnace blowers have bushings or bearings to support the squirrel cage shaft. If they wear so that there is "slop" in the bushing/bearing, the blower assembly will be noisy and can rattle. The...
07-07-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Bob14525

Although unlikely, it is possible that the...

Although unlikely, it is possible that the thermostat is bad. If you take a jumper wire and temporarily connect terminals R to Y on the thermostat, the outside unit should come on. If it does while...
07-06-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Bob14525

Yes, it's possible you have a bad capacitor. ...

Yes, it's possible you have a bad capacitor. Most systems use either a dual capacitor (2 capacitors in one "can"), or two separate capacitors. One is for the fan, the other is for the compressor. ...
07-04-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Bob14525

The 5A fuse is probably for the 24VAC...

The 5A fuse is probably for the 24VAC transformer. To confirm that you have 24VAC, with the thermostat turned off (not calling for heat or cooling), measure the voltage between the R & Y terminals...
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Bob14525

It's very possible (and probable) that your AC...

It's very possible (and probable) that your AC adapter has failed. It's not uncommon to have an AC adapter fail. In fact, it's more likely that the AC adapter has failed than the laptop itself. ...
07-01-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Bob14525

As you're probably aware, R22 is being phased...

As you're probably aware, R22 is being phased out. Production of it stopped years ago, so the price has been rising every year. You'll have to weigh the cost of finding the leak and repairing it...
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Bob14525

Your speed is more than adequate. Assuming your...

Your speed is more than adequate. Assuming your router is setup to do DHCP (normal setup), you should let the router assign an IP address to the Ooma and any other devices on your network.
06-30-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Bob14525

As roughneck stated, an iced up evaporator coil...

As roughneck stated, an iced up evaporator coil is usually caused by either insufficient airflow across the coil due to a dirty filter or bad blower motor, or by insufficient refrigerant in the...
06-30-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Bob14525

You might want to check with the people at the...

You might want to check with the people at the link below. I have no affiliation with this company, nor have I ever ordered from them. I ran across them when I was searching for info on ECM motors....
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Bob14525

I have an Ooma Teleo and I have mine plugged into...

I have an Ooma Teleo and I have mine plugged into one of the LAN ports on my router. The router assigns an IP address to the Ooma via it's built-in DHCP. You mentioned that you have a modem/router...
06-27-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Bob14525

If the system lost enough refrigerant in 6 days...

If the system lost enough refrigerant in 6 days to stop working, you have a reasonably large leak, meaning that it should be relatively easy to find, unlike a very slow leak. You mentioned that the...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bob14525

One word of caution regarding powerline adapters....

One word of caution regarding powerline adapters. Most US homes have 240VAC coming into the house. This gives two 120VAC power sources (each of the 240 lines referenced to neutral ground). If both...
06-09-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Bob14525

No, Pete was saying that you should insulate the...

No, Pete was saying that you should insulate the large diameter copper pipe, the one that the arrow is point to. That pipe is normally very cold when the A/C is running and if left uninsulated, will...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bob14525

Furd, a Chromebook runs Chrome OS (by Google). ...

Furd, a Chromebook runs Chrome OS (by Google). It is a lightweight OS, so it runs pretty fast on minimal hardware. The downside is that it will not run Windows software since the Operating System...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bob14525

If you don't have anything against a Dell...

If you don't have anything against a Dell refurbished laptop, go to: https://www.dellrefurbished.com/ and select the laptop you want. Enter Coupon Code 45BRADSDEALS and get an additional 45% off and...
06-04-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Bob14525

Your picture is so small, it's difficult to see...

Your picture is so small, it's difficult to see the wiring. The usual cause for wires to burn is a bad connection (high resistance). Make sure that all the terminals are tight and clean to ensure...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bob14525

The .ISO file that you downloaded from Microsoft...

The .ISO file that you downloaded from Microsoft will give you the choice of installing either Windows 10 Home or Professional. Install whichever version you have an activation key for.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bob14525

Most vehicles today have "knock sensors" in the...

Most vehicles today have "knock sensors" in the engine that determine if the engine is knocking or pinging due to lower octane gas. If the engine detects that it's knocking, it retards the timing...
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