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06-28-08, 02:53 PM
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Posted By CovTiger

It's always OK to go up on the voltage rating. Ex...

It's always OK to go up on the voltage rating. Ex if you have a 7.5x370 you can replace it with a 7.5x440. You can also usually go plus or minus 10% on the mfd rating although I always will try to...
12-29-07, 04:26 AM
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Views: 2,722
Posted By CovTiger

Isn't there a 6 year warranty on Goodman/Janitrol?

Isn't there a 6 year warranty on Goodman/Janitrol?
Replies: 10
Views: 13,300
Posted By CovTiger

Manual on it's way.

Manual on it's way.
10-14-07, 09:57 AM
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Posted By CovTiger

It is possible he replaced the filter/drier in...

It is possible he replaced the filter/drier in the condensing unit. Lennox usually has one there. I would at least look in there before spending more $$
10-13-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By CovTiger

One thing I will point out is whether mastic,...

One thing I will point out is whether mastic, straps or tape, you want to make sure you can still get to the wing nuts for your dampers for adjustement.
10-13-07, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,618
Posted By CovTiger

Every time I have had the symptoms you describe...

Every time I have had the symptoms you describe it has been the blower relay. I usually just replace with a standard relay and not the time delay as they don't seem to last as long.
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Views: 1,367
Posted By CovTiger

We used to have this problem. It is pretty...

We used to have this problem. It is pretty common. I solved it in my drive by creating a slope and bringing the gravel up onto the slope at the end of the apron. Have not had any ruts for over 8...
10-13-07, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By CovTiger

Around here we usually strap the inner core then...

Around here we usually strap the inner core then strap the outer insulation and jacket. If the collar is caulked well at the plenum and the straps are properly installed you shouldn't have any leaks....
07-04-07, 03:47 AM
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Views: 1,369
Posted By CovTiger

Is the fuse blown or burned? Could you tell it...

Is the fuse blown or burned? Could you tell it was blown by looking at it? If so, the issue is heat from a bad connection. Can sometimes be cleaned and tightened.
05-28-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,811
Posted By CovTiger

The third wire goes to a weird looking circular...

The third wire goes to a weird looking circular thing with two other wires hooked up to it, not sure what that is though.


That's your capacitor. If you don't see any obvious swelling or...
05-28-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,811
Posted By CovTiger

If you are comfortable opening up the control...

If you are comfortable opening up the control panel and taking a look you may see a burned wire, swollen capacitor etc. which you could fix. Depends on your experience level and respect for...
05-28-07, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By CovTiger

You have done your bit. The next step is to...

You have done your bit. The next step is to attach guages to the unit. It is now time to call a tech.
05-28-07, 06:31 AM
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Views: 3,197
Posted By CovTiger

Would depend on the type of puncture and...

Would depend on the type of puncture and location. I have repaired many. I have also recommended replacement of the coil or condensing unit depending upon system age, brand, history etc.
05-25-07, 06:17 AM
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Views: 899
Posted By CovTiger

Possibilities: 1. Bad contactor in condensor ...

Possibilities:
1. Bad contactor in condensor
2. Short in T-stat wire
3. Tranformer VA too low.

Disconnect the t-stat wires at the condensor see if the fan now works with a/c on.

If not,...
05-23-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By CovTiger

Sounds like the compressor is grounded. It is...

Sounds like the compressor is grounded. It is possible that one of the wires is grounded but you would have to check at the compressor to tell for sure (with the wires disconnected at the terminals)...
05-22-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By CovTiger

Only thing I would add to Chris' post is ohm the...

Only thing I would add to Chris' post is ohm the compressor out at the terminals of the compressor not the contactor/capacitor wires. It is possible that you could have a burnt or blown terminal and...
05-21-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By CovTiger

Could very well be a grounded compressor. Fan is...

Could very well be a grounded compressor. Fan is running on 120V which is why it is spinning slow. Calling for cooling causes the compressor to trip the breaker.

The click is the contactor...
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Views: 1,183
Posted By CovTiger

In my area 5 ton would be about right by rule of...

In my area 5 ton would be about right by rule of thumb. Although we often recommend two systems we have MANY single systems for two story homes and they work fine - very well as a matter of fact. ...
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Views: 13,300
Posted By CovTiger

I have a manual with diagnostics flow chart which...

I have a manual with diagnostics flow chart which will allow you to troubleshoot. If you PM me and provide email address I will be glad to send it.

Also, look on ebay for the icemaker. I found...
05-02-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,170
Posted By CovTiger

I haven't posted a lot here but if you read my...

I haven't posted a lot here but if you read my posts you will see that I am very pro DIY. Your last post doesn't qualify for any response other than buy the books, the licenses and DIY I will not...
05-01-07, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By CovTiger

Glad you got her going!

Glad you got her going!
05-01-07, 05:37 AM
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Views: 1,220
Posted By CovTiger

Common = Black Run = Red Yellow = Start ...

Common = Black
Run = Red
Yellow = Start

Hopefully it didn't burn the pin on the compressor too badly.
05-01-07, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By CovTiger

Stop running the unit until you find what the...

Stop running the unit until you find what the problem is. The dimming of the lights is probably from the compressor attempting to start. You could have a burned wire, bad capacitor, need a start...
05-01-07, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By CovTiger

Keeping the old drier in unit is a call best left...

Keeping the old drier in unit is a call best left to the tech. I could give reasons for leaving it and reasons to replace it. Would depend on the unit and its history.

Definitely like that he is...
04-30-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,170
Posted By CovTiger

sugarbexar You can replace the coil and condenser...

sugarbexar You can replace the coil and condenser and if the fan is moving the correct amount of air and clean you should be OK.

You stated a 20 year old ruud. Chances are you will not find a coil...
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