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    No, external connections look good, condensor...

    No, external connections look good, condensor came on when manually triggered from outside, as well as when I secured the connection from the furnace board.
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    I'm assuming listing the company name here is not...

    I'm assuming listing the company name here is not kosher so I won't. I did go up there and pushed the connection in and everything turned on, so I'm while it may be the connector, I'm not sure if...
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    A/C / Furnace control board issue

    Hey all, thought I would ask the pros and see if this passes the sniff test.

    Quick summary:

    Last summer: we had to replace our 13 year old 4-ton condenser unit and evap coil. It was becoming...
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    Not that I saw, no.

    Not that I saw, no.
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    The tech just left. He determined the issue to...

    The tech just left. He determined the issue to be either an overcharge or a faulty TXV meter, as he read a wavering temperature split when he plugged in his device. He tried releasing some freon to...
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    I'll ask them when they come back out tomorrow....

    I'll ask them when they come back out tomorrow. Because the previous unit held the heat at bay, I am leaning towards something wrong with the new unit, but I'm sure there's things to fix with the...
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    Yea - actually, the condenser unit is larger than...

    Yea - actually, the condenser unit is larger than the old unit. What does this mean?
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    No, both are 4-ton units.

    No, both are 4-ton units.
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    Thanks for the input from all. I think what...

    Thanks for the input from all. I think what Shophound describes may be what's going on in my case; today I had it set for 78 the entire day, but late in the afternoon (~6pm) I noticed it go to 80...
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    Thanks...I plan to observe for a week, and if its...

    Thanks...I plan to observe for a week, and if its still not working well I'll reach out to them.
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    Could be...I just feel like before the old unit...

    Could be...I just feel like before the old unit kicked the bucket, it was cooling faster. Impossible to empirically determine at this point though.
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    That's interesting and I wonder how I can tell. ...

    That's interesting and I wonder how I can tell. I've got the serial numbers of the new units but I guess without the old condenser and coil serials, its impossible to compare.

    Regarding the...
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    SEER effect on cooling time?

    A couple weeks ago, my upstairs 13 yr old 10 SEER York finally died. We'd done lots of patchwork fixes on the condenser last summer, but decided to replace the unit after the compressor failed...
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    So, taking the fact that, if it is overamped,...

    So, taking the fact that, if it is overamped, what typically could cause that? I attributed it to the age of the unit (and the fact that I replaced the downstairs unit's compressor earlier this...
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    Update - the tech found that the compressor was...

    Update - the tech found that the compressor was overamped, and recommended replacing the compressor. Couple hours after he left, the breaker tripped again and won't reset. So, w/o A/C upstairs for...
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    I'll make sure to have the tech check the...

    I'll make sure to have the tech check the capacitor. Thanks for the help all
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    Thanks for the insight. We essentially had the...

    Thanks for the insight. We essentially had the previous owner last year fix anything we could find, and the warranty was provided "free" aka built into the sale price. We were able to get the...
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    ...that sucks. I figured if they were licensed...

    ...that sucks. I figured if they were licensed that they were competent and could diagnose issues.
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    No to the above...not sure how to verify charge. ...

    No to the above...not sure how to verify charge. And not sure if the tech installed correct capacitor...I will have him check tomorrow.
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    Thanks, will look into that...I have a tech...

    Thanks, will look into that...I have a tech coming out tomorrow through my home warranty. At this point, I almost want to replace the compressor, lest it continue to fail. Last night it failed...
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    I rinsed out the condenser coils a couple weeks...

    I rinsed out the condenser coils a couple weeks ago, no noticeable effect, otherwise no.
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    A/C tripping breaker during afternoons

    I'm having an issue with my upstairs condenser unit tripping the breaker. It is a ~12 yr old York HLRA048S06D 4-ton 10 seer (?) unit. A quick history of this summer's A/C woes:

    1) A couple...
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    ...did not consider that, but it makes sense. ...

    ...did not consider that, but it makes sense. That would imply that it is battery powered primarily...I'll have to check the model number and do some research. Thanks all!
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    I've only owned my house for a year, but the...

    I've only owned my house for a year, but the t-stats are from when it was built (2000). It's been happening on and off over this last year - it seems to drain the batteries in the upstairs unit and...
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    No, Duracells AAs.

    No, Duracells AAs.
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    Thermostat power

    In the year I've owned my house, I've had to replace the upstairs t-stat batteries about 4 times, and never the downstairs. This spoke to me that it was either something wrong with the actual...
  27. Thanks for the continued help Shophound, it is...

    Thanks for the continued help Shophound, it is greatly appreciated. On Tuesday the condenser shut off once more, a bit later in the day (6:30-7:30pm) but still followiing the high temp pattern. ...
  28. Thanks for the detail and the descriptions. I've...

    Thanks for the detail and the descriptions. I've read that spraying the coils from inside the unit (fan guard removed) with water is sufficient? No cleaning agents/soap needed?
  29. Thanks Shophound, that's what I suspected. I had...

    Thanks Shophound, that's what I suspected. I had a tech sent by my home warranty company and after watching the video, he stopped at fixing the fan. I will look to clean the coils and hope that...
  30. So to clarify, the fan is spinning well right...

    So to clarify, the fan is spinning well right now. The video was from the previous issue (which the capacitor fix took care of). It has not made that sound (and the fan has been working well) since...
  31. He came to replace it when I wasn't in, and did...

    He came to replace it when I wasn't in, and did not send an invoice. I'll have to reach out to see if he has it. Thanks
  32. Hah, congrats! So, if the condenser fan is still...

    Hah, congrats! So, if the condenser fan is still working right now when the compressor is off (and no coolness) would this fix my current issue? And, I do plan to call a tech, I just don't want a...
  33. ...is there an easy way to find that information?...

    ...is there an easy way to find that information? I'm not handy at all. :(
  34. Is A/C compressor affected by outside temperatures?

    I recently had issues with my upstairs A/C, the outside condenser unit was shutting off randomly at random times while the internal fan continues to run. (Details in this thread:...
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    Quick update - finally got it fixed, turns out...

    Quick update - finally got it fixed, turns out the capacitor needed replacement. It sporadically did not provide enough for the fan to start, in turn leaving the compressor on, making that noise? I...
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    I will have to check. To my knowledge, all parts...

    I will have to check. To my knowledge, all parts are original from when it was installed when the house was built, with nothing replaced (12 yr old unit). The fan does work, and works well - this...
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    That's just it - it makes that noise, stops, then...

    That's just it - it makes that noise, stops, then works fine with the fan on later on. This doesn't always happen when it comes on, only some of the time. Other times, it doesn't make that noise,...
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    One week later and while it has been shutting off...

    One week later and while it has been shutting off more often, it is still random. I did capture the buzzing/screeching noise - I wonder if any pros here might recognize what it could be. My home...
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    Thanks, I have a home warranty so I plan on...

    Thanks, I have a home warranty so I plan on having someone different come out to diagnose. Is there anything specific they should be looking for, with an intermittent buzzing noise? Everything's...
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    A/C condenser turns off randomly

    I am having a repetitive problem with my upstairs A/C unit. It is a ~12 yr old York HLRA048S06D 4-ton 10 seer (?) unit. When it works, it blows crisp cool air in the 100+ temps we've been having here...
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