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08-15-13, 07:48 AM
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Posted By jim-connor

Did you call the company who installed it? Your...

Did you call the company who installed it? Your post wasn't clear.
08-18-12, 07:12 AM
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Views: 8,954
Posted By jim-connor

I agree. Two trips to the home, plus a trip to...

I agree. Two trips to the home, plus a trip to the supply house, plus the pan, plus all that labor. I think he will be out of business soon.
07-22-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,639
Posted By jim-connor

It may be difficult to get an answer for that...

It may be difficult to get an answer for that question. Most techs will simply replace the motor rather than risk a repair and callback.

ECM's are not bulletproof as some believe. They are often...
07-22-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,686
Posted By jim-connor

Sounds like a shorted compressor. Use a meter and...

Sounds like a shorted compressor. Use a meter and measure resistance from compressor terminals to ground. Should be open.
07-22-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,775
Posted By jim-connor

Basically one leg on the 240volt line was fed...

Basically one leg on the 240volt line was fed back to the 24 volt control line. This would likely ruin the circuit board and t-sat (as well as anything else in its path).

Sorry to hear this, but...
07-01-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By jim-connor

Check the blower relay. If it's part number...

Check the blower relay. If it's part number B13707-?? (might be on underside of mounting plate), replace it.
08-01-11, 11:42 AM
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Posted By jim-connor

I think their equipment is ancient. Like 1960's.

I think their equipment is ancient. Like 1960's.
06-27-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,323
Posted By jim-connor

Find a new Company. If they can't find a...

Find a new Company.

If they can't find a leak, no amount of complaining will sharpen the technician's skills. These things require experience.

Ask friends, family or co-workers for names of...
06-27-11, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By jim-connor

I don't think he will find a contractor to sell...

I don't think he will find a contractor to sell him 410a at $10/lb

I suspect the unit is used and sold without refrigerant.

If OP is complaining about refrigerant price, I don't think he will...
06-10-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By jim-connor

Would like to add: Be specific. Don't just...

Would like to add:

Be specific. Don't just say, "fan is not working". Tell us which fan is not running (indoor blower, furnace blower or outdoor condenser fan).

Don't assume the compressor is...
06-01-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,274
Posted By jim-connor

With the thermostat set to system "off" and fan...

With the thermostat set to system "off" and fan set to "on", does the blower run? If not, check for voltage at the blower motor.
06-01-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,339
Posted By jim-connor

The usual mode of board failure in cooling mode...

The usual mode of board failure in cooling mode is no power to blower motor. The condensing (outdoor) unit will continue operate.

Now i'm thinking low voltage wiring problem. If you have a meter,...
06-01-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By jim-connor

If you want to just replace the evaporator coil...

If you want to just replace the evaporator coil (assuming the rest of the system is still good), you should be able to find a contractor to do this for you. I do it frequently. You may have to call...
06-01-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By jim-connor

I would first check the condenser coils and make...

I would first check the condenser coils and make sure they are clean.
06-01-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,761
Posted By jim-connor

Yes, one section of a dual capacitor can fail....

Yes, one section of a dual capacitor can fail. Replace it. If that doesn't fix your problem, I'd be looking at the motor next.



No, fan and compressor are connected to both L1 and L2 as they...
05-31-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By jim-connor

What are the suction line and liquid line...

What are the suction line and liquid line temperatures?
05-31-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,339
Posted By jim-connor

Perhaps it's HK42 FZ011 ? If so, that board has...

Perhaps it's HK42 FZ011 ? If so, that board has a history of bad solder joints which could easily cause your problems. But, before you replace it, you really need to check everything including the...
05-31-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By jim-connor

Could be a bad capacitor.

Could be a bad capacitor.
05-31-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,881
Posted By jim-connor

This does not sound like a compressor problem. ...

This does not sound like a compressor problem.



Very typical. Warranty companies frequently don't pay enough to use quality/experienced contractors.




I'm thinking this problem is...
05-26-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,399
Posted By jim-connor

Sure sounds like overheating. Running it this way...

Sure sounds like overheating. Running it this way will likely kill your compressor.
05-26-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,881
Posted By jim-connor

Your existing RA is marginal, add to it a dirty...

Your existing RA is marginal, add to it a dirty evap coil or a restrictive filter sold at your local home improvement store and PRESTO, a frozen coil.

An incorrectly sized coil or the wrong...
05-26-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,012
Posted By jim-connor

You have been running 10kw of heat. If that was...

You have been running 10kw of heat. If that was adequate, simply tell your HVAC technician to install an air handler with 10kw of heat. Problem solved. Your existing wiring is good to go.

You can...
05-23-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By jim-connor

I suggest you get your return air problems fixed....

I suggest you get your return air problems fixed. More ducts may be necessary.
05-17-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,522
Posted By jim-connor

Did you buy a name brand thermostat such as...

Did you buy a name brand thermostat such as Honeywell or White-Rodgers?
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