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    That what I thought, he said there were no open...

    That what I thought, he said there were no open ports on the gas valve (smart valve)
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    I think the oil from the old compressor being in...

    I think the oil from the old compressor being in the system seems plausible...how does one go about measuring the oil left in the old compressor. Also, if this is the case, how do I get all of the...
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    Armstrong furnace pressure hose?

    One of our techs called me this evening, said he was working on an Armstrong furnace, performing routine maintenance. He said he was finishing things up when he noticed a pressure hose just hanging...
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    thanks again for all of the advice. it is not a...

    thanks again for all of the advice. it is not a variable speed motor. also, this system was builder model about 7 years ago, was designed for zoning, not sure if we installed the dampers at...
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    i haven't checked the orifice, i will double...

    i haven't checked the orifice, i will double check it. my thought was to replace it either way so that i know it is good. i also considered blowing out coil, linesets, and condenser individually so...
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    also, we install a lot of zoned systems that...

    also, we install a lot of zoned systems that don't kill compressors, we installed this system when the house was built. i'm not saying that this isn't the issue, i'm just looking for the issues that...
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    i've seen low airflow cause low suction, but not...

    i've seen low airflow cause low suction, but not the fluctuation in pressures that i was getting. the fact that the pressures would rise, the compressor would get slightly louder, then the pressures...
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    I will check static pressures when i go back,...

    I will check static pressures when i go back, that's the only way i know to confirm correct air flow. the system is zoned, I believe it has bypass ductwork with low temp cutout on the board if I...
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    I thought overcharged for sure, I removed some...

    I thought overcharged for sure, I removed some refrigerant but it didnt seem to affect anything. I weighed in according to factory charge on the unit, planning to fine tune according to superheat,...
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    compressor changeout issue...help!

    Compressor replacement the other day: American Standard 3 ton unit w a fixed orifice, R22, about 7 yrs old. Replaced line dryer and compressor, pressure tested, blew an entire tank of nitrogen...
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    Camera suggestions...

    In your opinion, what is the best 'probe' camera to have on the truck...for checking tight spots, heat exchangers, etc? I have a rigid that I'm not that impressed with.
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    Agreed - caps are easy to diagnose quickly, and a...

    Agreed - caps are easy to diagnose quickly, and a bad cap doesn't mean something else is wrong - a lot of things could be wrong that are totally unrelated. I also agree that we can't offer free PM's...
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    That type of advertisement cannot be bought...and...

    That type of advertisement cannot be bought...and is by far the most effective!
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    Ever seen a new install, especially one not done...

    Ever seen a new install, especially one not done by your company, that had insufficient ductwork, mismatched equipment, incorrect charge? I think a bad 1 yr old cap is a red flag...

    That being...
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    We all conduct business a little differently,...

    We all conduct business a little differently, agreed...as long as they are legal...agreed! Our company has driven this into our heads "We don't change the quality of service (checking the things...
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    If the customer would benefit from any of...

    If the customer would benefit from any of these...refrigerant, contactor, coil cleaning, etc...don't you think it's our responsibility to bring this to their attention? If we don't, who will? Again,...
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    It's obvious that you are a very experienced...

    It's obvious that you are a very experienced tech, but this post is concerning to me. Is it good practice to just throw a part on and fire up a unit without checking some amp draws, pressures,...
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    Looking to learn...

    I'm continually amazed at how some of the experienced guys on here can troubleshoot a problem based on the info someone else in providing...thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    There are a...
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    Guess this needs to be added to the list of...

    Guess this needs to be added to the list of questions when troubleshooting on here:
    What's your subcooling and superheat?
    What's your out door temp?
    What's your temp drop?
    Is your ac installed...
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    What is this stuff???

    Heil furnace, 2008 model. Downflow, installed in 2009 as a replacement by another company. In mech room off of the garage. Natural gas.
    M# H9MPD075F12C2
    S# A082358717

    Inducer was locked up....
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    Didn't the missing coil and lineset give it away?

    Didn't the missing coil and lineset give it away?
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    Manual was not available, and, not being Lennox...

    Manual was not available, and, not being Lennox dealers, we have a hard time getting help or info from them. This was after hours and tech support was closed. I was busy on a call next available day,...
  23. What is the flame sensor reading?

    What is the flame sensor reading?
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    Lennox pressure switch issue

    Lennox M# G43UF-36B-070-09
    Pressure switch keeps dropping out. There are two hoses to this particular switch, red and black. The red is the main pressure switch hose, measuring -2.5"WC consistently....
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    Thanks for the info guys! I also talked to Bryant...

    Thanks for the info guys! I also talked to Bryant tech support and was told that putting the screws in the burners almost always takes care of the issue. I need to make sure we have the right screws...
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