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10-04-07, 03:30 PM
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Just a few "quick tips". Make sure ALL of the...

Just a few "quick tips". Make sure ALL of the bell ends are runing the same directions. Before glueing bevel the INSIDE of the conduit that you glue into the bell end. Keep the bends to a...
10-04-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,964
Posted By dosser

I am somewhat concerned about a 70amp breaker on...

I am somewhat concerned about a 70amp breaker on #6 wire. #6 is rated for 50amp breaker. I would have used #2. Also you said the run was 47 feet. Is that one way or out and back? You need to use...
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Views: 9,655
Posted By dosser

I know this may sound kinda lame, but have you...

I know this may sound kinda lame, but have you tried turning it the other direction? Sounds like you are tightening it. Got nothing to loose at this point!
08-17-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By dosser

The easiest way is to put your wire in flex. ...

The easiest way is to put your wire in flex. Check your local code, but in Washington state that is the way most are done.
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Views: 1,030
Posted By dosser

Sounds like you have jammed the condensor fan. ...

Sounds like you have jammed the condensor fan. Pull the unit out, unplug it, remove the cover and the bottom (cardboard). You should see a small moter with a fan blade. Make sure the fan blades...
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Views: 65,857
Posted By dosser

If it is hot - it has been trying to start. ...

If it is hot - it has been trying to start. Replace the relay (it's on the compressor).
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Posted By dosser

You said the lint screen is inside-when you open...

You said the lint screen is inside-when you open the door it is on the bottom, cresant shaped? If so, make SURE you have 240 volts at the plug, and into the terminal block (where the cord connects...
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Views: 1,534
Posted By dosser

The "clicking" you hear is the thermal overload...

The "clicking" you hear is the thermal overload in the compressor opening. Have you been cleaning the condenser coil every year? Is it clean now? You may have lost the cap. for the compressor, so...
08-15-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By dosser

90 volt reading on a digital meter may not be...

90 volt reading on a digital meter may not be phantom. Go to a store that sells elect. supplies and buy a "circuit tester". I think even the Home Depot sells them. It plugs into your recp. and has...
08-15-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By dosser

Make sure that the "ground" wire (bare copper) is...

Make sure that the "ground" wire (bare copper) is not contacting the net. (White wire) terminals when you mount the GFI back into the box. Sometimes it is necessary to put a piece of elec. tape over...
08-15-07, 03:22 PM
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Views: 3,303
Posted By dosser

Your breakers are a thermal device. Loose...

Your breakers are a thermal device. Loose connections can cause tripping. What make is the panel? Is the bus copper or aluminum? Worn bus contacts can cause heat buildup. I hope you are using...
08-15-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By dosser

Use John's method. To make it more clear, I...

Use John's method. To make it more clear, I assume you are using 3-way switches, 2 wires from panel- "Bk" (hot) & "W" (net.), connect the "Bk" wire to the "common" terminal of the switch, wire nut...
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