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    Ok, here is the update as promised. Let me...

    Ok, here is the update as promised.

    Let me start by saying the unit is now cooling well :)

    Tech came out this AM and replaced 1/3hp cond motor with 1/4hp, we compared the two side by side and...
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    The plan is as follows. Replace 1/3 HP cond...

    The plan is as follows.

    Replace 1/3 HP cond fan motor with orig GE 1/4hp motor, turns out the 1/3 hp is longer that the 1/4 and means the blade cant be installed far enough up to prevent air from...
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    My tech and I have come to an agreement, he...

    My tech and I have come to an agreement, he ordered the 1/4hp motor today after confirming that the 1/4 hp motor is shorter that the 1/3 hp motor they replaced it with last season.

    It has never...
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    And the last two

    And the last two
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    Another

    Another
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    Here is one of them.

    Here is one of them.
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    The unit was cooling fine, then the outside fan...

    The unit was cooling fine, then the outside fan went out, my "trusted" ac company of 15 years was called out on a Sunday, he only had the 1/3hp motor on the truck, he replaced it, bent the hell out...
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    Here are the pictures: ...

    Here are the pictures:

    http://flickr.com/photos/unkyjoe/2517511536/
    http://flickr.com/photos/unkyjoe/2516690233/
    http://flickr.com/photos/unkyjoe/2517511390/...
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    Ok, while I am waiting on pictures of the coil to...

    Ok, while I am waiting on pictures of the coil to upload to Flickr, if you were my tech knowing what you know now of the history of this thing, what would be your recommended course of action....
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    Will do.

    Will do.
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    Ok I need all of the pros here to give me a...

    Ok I need all of the pros here to give me a consensus on the motor issue before I proceed any further.

    Thanks
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    Beenthere, Thanks for the explanation, this...

    Beenthere,

    Thanks for the explanation, this has been my feeling all along, I notcied when it was replaced the airflow was less out the top and more out the side of the condensor. Could it be as...
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    The compressor blew out the terminals on the side...

    The compressor blew out the terminals on the side of the compressor.

    Compressor was replaced by authorized goodman repair person so I assume they installed these dryers?

    There are two large...
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    The piston in the metering device was replaced...

    The piston in the metering device was replaced when he re-installed the coil.

    Those pressures look to be about where mine were or very close to it.

    I have spoken again with the tech and he...
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    MD? What the heck is that. I will ask again...

    MD? What the heck is that.

    I will ask again about the condensor fan motor. Damn I wish I could get a straight answer. I have had two techs tell me the higher HP is ok, just not a lower one.
    ...
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    LLFD= Liguid Line Filter Dryer - no he did not...

    LLFD= Liguid Line Filter Dryer - no he did not replace. He captured the freon into the Condensor when he removed the evap coil.

    MD? I do not know what this is?

    Fan motor is larger HP, same fan...
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    Does this sound right to you?

    Ok here goes: 10 year old goodman 4 ton A/C with intertherm air handler inside.

    Compressor replaced 6 years ago.

    Outdoor coil cleaned, condensor motor replaced, fan positioned properly.
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    Been a while since I posted but I wanted to...

    Been a while since I posted but I wanted to update.

    I know, my system is 10 years old, I had duct problems, etc etc, but ever since the fan motor was replaced I was never quite happy with the...
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    Krazy, thanks for the info, we sealed the holes,...

    Krazy, thanks for the info, we sealed the holes, the return air tube above the evap was capped off when the A/C guys installed the coil 10 years ago, so that part is good.

    The unit is cooling and...
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    P.S. Found a problem with the ductwork today as...

    P.S. Found a problem with the ductwork today as well, two sheet metal ducts run the length of the house with a flexible crossover.

    Two ducts in the Dining room have had the bottoms corroded out of...
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    Craig, he replaced with a 1/3hp not a 1/4 which...

    Craig, he replaced with a 1/3hp not a 1/4 which is what it calls for, and he suspicions that this could be the reason for the higher pressure, he is going to order a 1/4 hp and measure where the fan...
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    Yes the coil is exposed, the air handler is an...

    Yes the coil is exposed, the air handler is an intertherm unit with heat strips - cheap I know.

    The coil was plunked down on top of it exposed, no case, filters strap on to the ouside of the coil,...
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    Questions about systems

    Greetings,

    New to the forum and full of questions.

    I have a 10 year old system in a 2000 SFT dbl wide home, well insulated, 2x6 walls, good windows. Etc.

    The outside unit is a Goodman 4 ton...
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