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    Our Carrier is a Model 38TKB. 3 ton (38K btu);...

    Our Carrier is a Model 38TKB. 3 ton (38K btu); dealer thinks it is 'limiting out' in hot hot weather heat of the day times.
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    Nice. We'll ask. Our house may be too 'tight'...

    Nice. We'll ask. Our house may be too 'tight' after a PUD update on windows. etc.
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    thanks. I wish my dealer could offer this kind of...

    thanks. I wish my dealer could offer this kind of clarification----everything seems to be a mystery to them....like it's operator hallucinations :) having biannual maintenance done on our 3 year old...
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    AC fan runs without compressor ??

    Carrier AC.

    Does the fan AND the compressor run at same time? Our fan runs w/out cold output in the house. Outside, we hear the compressor (?) kick in---a separate hum-like noise.
    After the...
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    Yes going to do that now. Thaks

    Yes going to do that now. Thaks
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    Model 38TKB. not sure about pressure switches

    Model 38TKB. not sure about pressure switches
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    The compressor was replaced a year half ago. No...

    The compressor was replaced a year half ago. No maintenance to the AC since
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    Carrier #38TKB Don't know if it has a high...

    Carrier #38TKB
    Don't know if it has a high pressure
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    I removed the two mesh filter screens that are...

    I removed the two mesh filter screens that are part of the Electronic Filter; kept thermostat at 69 to 70. Early evening the same problem occurred.
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    The RH inside at 7 am is 60; 62% outside

    The RH inside at 7 am is 60; 62% outside
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    Using electronic airfilter....it's cleaned. Will...

    Using electronic airfilter....it's cleaned. Will remove the 2 metal screen/filters and see what happens.
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    AC fan runs but compressor stops(?)

    Carrier. Residential.

    Thermostat set @ 68. Compressor stops. Outside fan still runs. House heats up to 72.

    Dealer said recent high temperature days can cause unit to ice up. (I turned off unit...
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    Wenatchee

    Wenatchee
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    Carrier shuts off in heat.

    Our 3 year old unit has a new compressor as of 2010. Yesterday, the compressor and fan shut off in heat of the day. I turned sprayed with water until it started again.

    Is this simply a...
  16. Thanks for this suggestion. Am going to do.

    Thanks for this suggestion. Am going to do.
  17. Sounds like a 1" would be a good 'fail safe'...

    Sounds like a 1" would be a good 'fail safe' measure to help keep things cleaner.
  18. So can I insert a media filter now AND keep using...

    So can I insert a media filter now AND keep using the EAC cells? Or is that too much air flow restriction

    Doug
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    Everyone: the EAC is fixed. It was bent fin almost touching the wire.

    The thought of dust and dirt passing through this mechanical filter and into the exchanger is troublesome.

    Should the...
  20. If we did convert to a media filter...we'd be...

    If we did convert to a media filter...we'd be 'losing money' of course by discarding the two high voltage cells/filters and putting a media filter in the air flow opening.

    The amount of dirt after...
  21. Cleaning instructed every 6 months on this EAC....

    Cleaning instructed every 6 months on this EAC. We clean every 3. Sounding like the high voltage cells construction is very fragile. All kinds of dos and don'ts from the mfg. rep. Whew. Not to th...
  22. David and All: Ok. I talked direct to mfg. I have...

    David and All: Ok. I talked direct to mfg. I have 2 'cells'. We determined which one was 'defective.' I sent them pix. At this point it could be:

    1. A bent vane to close to the hot wire and...
  23. '5 Seasons' ElectronicAirFilter: Constant buzzing

    8 month old system. Model P102 14A . Cleaned filters. Dried completely and returned filters to unit. Turned on unit but now makes a constant buzzing sound.

    Doug
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    Today, the dealer said the same about the thermal...

    Today, the dealer said the same about the thermal as being an "intregal part" of the system and can't be replaced. Compressor is under warranty. Just paying for the labor and Freon.

    Thank you...
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    Can the 'thermo switch(?)' be replaced? If the...

    Can the 'thermo switch(?)' be replaced? If the Freon is 'flooding back' , does that mean it IS the compressor. Or, could the 'thermo switch(?)' just be replaced?
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    [QUOTE=martyinlincoln;7419852]Yes they should be...

    [QUOTE=martyinlincoln;7419852]Yes they should be on at the same time. There's controls that can be added so the compressor runs and the fan cycles on and off in cool weather but when it's hot they...
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    So fan and compressor should be 'on' at same...

    So fan and compressor should be 'on' at same time?


    Doug
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    AC: Should compressor and fan run together?

    Heat of day, compressor shuts off but its fan keeps running. Rest of day and evening, cooling is okay

    Carrier dealer checked warrantied compressor:"compressor seized. Flooding back into...
  29. Yes!!

    Yes!!
  30. Do you think the smaller line in use for 3 months...

    Do you think the smaller line in use for 3 months could ruin the compressor?
  31. Losing confidence. They replaced a warrantied...

    Losing confidence.

    They replaced a warrantied capacitor.
    They replaced the 'heat' line(?) from 1/4" to 5/8----"We didn't catch this in Dec when we put in the furnance."

    Now they want to...
  32. Dealer trying to determine if our 4 yr old Compressor is out

    What is the test ('annie' ?) needed to determine if the compressor on our Carrier 3 ton needs replacing:

    * Heat of day it shuts off.
    * Starts back up after awhile.
    * Misting water on the...
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    'twas told that by the owner of the HVAC. He...

    'twas told that by the owner of the HVAC. He didn't install it 3 years ago. He bought the co. a year ago and put in our 'hammer' a year ago.
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    He should be old cap. and did readings: bounced...

    He should be old cap. and did readings: bounced down to @ 35 or 38 I believe. It might have hit 42 Doug
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    Okay...the capacitor replacement did NOT...

    Okay...the capacitor replacement did NOT work...It still kicks off about 71 thermostat.

    AC is a Carrier 38TKB.

    Charge checked out. Also, the evaporation hose is emptying okay

    Doug
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    Solution

    It was the capacitor. Voltage bouncing around. Was suppose to hold at @ 45 but hit 41 and below.

    Thanks all for followups and interest. Great forum. In reply to one member: I did now fill out a...
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    We use an Infinity Air Purf. and I clean filters...

    We use an Infinity Air Purf. and I clean filters every 3 months
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    AC: Carrier FC4DnF036 3 ton w/30 kw supplement...

    AC: Carrier FC4DnF036 3 ton w/30 kw supplement heat
    Furnance: FV4 fan coil

    Coil was replaced

    Thanks
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    AC 'freezes' and stops in high outside temp

    Carrier AC/3 yrs old and 1 yr old electric Carrier furnace.

    AC shuts off (freezes?) and on during heat of day(95 out).Dealer said keep inside temp at 72. Evening we have no problem in setting it...
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    You can't get R-22 after what year?

    You can't get R-22 after what year?
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    Install Lennox furnace with Carrier AC?

    Should you mix different manufacturers equipment? We have a 3 yr old Carrier AC R-22. Looking to replace our Lennox electric furnace with new Lennox R-22.
    Doug
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    Sorry 'bout that !!! Newbie here...:couchhide:

    Sorry 'bout that !!! Newbie here...:couchhide:
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    Sorry, no pricing is allowed.

    Sorry, no pricing is allowed.
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    Variable speed motor: Needed for R22

    Carrier dealer offered a good price as an 'added extra' if we want a Variable Speed Motor for the Carrier, R-22 electric furnace he's installing---we have a Carrier R-22 AC.

    Does the VSM really...
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    Is it true that the non-R22 electric furnaces...

    Is it true that the non-R22 electric furnaces are more efficient and cost more?
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    Carrier Air Hammer to Match R22 AC

    Replacing a Lennox electric with a Carrier FC4 unit at a good price. FC4 will match our R-22 Carrier AC.

    Is it true you can't get any R-22 units (AC or Furnace) in 2010 as they stop making them? ...
  47. Installer says it's 'Manufacturer's oil on fins' (?)

    Wow! Thanks Kevin. Couldn't figure out why it was a greenish-mold looking residue; thought maybe grass was blowing into the fins when the renter mowed. This is the answer the installer should've...
  48. Installer says it's 'Manufacturer's oil on fins' (?)

    New install of Payne PA 13 central AC: The fins around the lower part of the unit
    looked almost moldy with a residue. Installer cleaned and said it was the manufacturer's oil that was on the unit...
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