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#1 maddog

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:34 AM

The heat pump compressor won't turn on. Sounds like a relay is fried. 

 

 

May reach 102 today. Going to be a hot weekend.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:37 AM

Check to see if there's something that looks like a soda can inside the outdoor unit's access panel that looks all bulged out.
While it *could* be a contactor/relay, the start/run caps seem to be the most common failure in the heat.
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#3 JKor

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

Bypass the cap.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:47 AM

Check to see if there's something that looks like a soda can inside the outdoor unit's access panel that looks all bulged out.
While it *could* be a contactor/relay, the start/run caps seem to be the most common failure in the heat.

 

This.

 

$30 at the parts store. Make sure you pull the breaker and discharge the cap before you try to take it apart.


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#5 Trub L

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:50 AM

Bypass the cap.

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Lol. It's not just a safety thing. The motor needs it to start.

But I love the graphic.
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#6 maddog

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:57 AM

The error message seems to be specific to the circuit board. The capacitor isn't bulging. 


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#7 JKor

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:27 AM

Lol. It's not just a safety thing. The motor needs it to start.

But I love the graphic.


It was worth it just for the gif.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:29 AM

I keep spare caps in the inventory for just such issues.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:10 PM

Tested it and it's completely shot. When I got it out there was a hole through which all the fluid leaked out.

I've not been able to find anyone in town will sell a new one directly to consumers.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:24 PM

Damn, that sucks.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:34 PM

Looks like plans have changed and you're camping this weekend.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:33 PM

Lol. It's not just a safety thing. The motor needs it to start.

But I love the graphic.

 

 

So you're saying "Use the iron, man!"


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:10 AM

Tested it and it's completely shot. When I got it out there was a hole through which all the fluid leaked out.

I've not been able to find anyone in town will sell a new one directly to consumers.

Nope, federal law. 

 

My AC and heater are 20 years old. The AC needed freon last year. The guy did it but said he could only add once because it's r22. And I've talked to other hvac guys and they also told me that if they know a system has been topped up they can't do it again or they could lose their license. This year I bought a half full can of r22 and some gauges and topped it up myself. This last week the blower motor burnt out in the furnace. Now I'm looking for a way to replace both without getting raked over the coals. If I could buy the condenser I would put it in myself and be done. 


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:15 AM

Nope, federal law. 

 

My AC and heater are 20 years old. The AC needed freon last year. The guy did it but said he could only add once because it's r22. And I've talked to other hvac guys and they also told me that if they know a system has been topped up they can't do it again or they could lose their license. This year I bought a half full can of r22 and some gauges and topped it up myself. This last week the blower motor burnt out in the furnace. Now I'm looking for a way to replace both without getting raked over the coals. If I could buy the condenser I would put it in myself and be done. 

can you replace both with a heat pump system, or is it too cold in the frozen tundra?


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