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  1. Check airflow, evap coil and blower wheel. Had...

    Check airflow, evap coil and blower wheel. Had the same problem the other day and found a plugged coil and dirty wheel.
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    Like to hear your outcome. Time for a new furnace...

    Like to hear your outcome. Time for a new furnace for sure. Shut that beast down before someone gets sick. A manometer will help for gas pressure tests on poor gas flow problems. Look for inches of...
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    You need to manually configure the board at the...

    You need to manually configure the board at the air hand. with no power to the t-stat by either pulling it off the base or removing the low voltage wiring. After configuring the board the unit will...
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    Check with your local SCORE chapter in your area....

    Check with your local SCORE chapter in your area. They're a group of local successful retired business men that want to give back to the community and give mostly free advice and literature to people...
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    I gave him an estimate on parts replacement but...

    I gave him an estimate on parts replacement but being over 20 years old with a newer air hand at around 4 yrs of age he decided to put the money towards a new cond. Not hurting for money too much, he...
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    Close, good guess..... 1991

    Close, good guess..... 1991
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    My unit won't run

    Got a call today from a customer that just purchased a home and said the outside unit won't come on. Popped open the cover on this Rheem 3 ton straight cool split and this was all there was. Maybe...
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    Might be the answer on making a little extra...

    Might be the answer on making a little extra money on jobs like these, package the left over stuff and sell it as hair patching material. Thanks for the idea.
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    Yep, one was the red t-stat wire. There's two...

    Yep, one was the red t-stat wire. There's two other wires that need to be joined and connected to power up the board. Homeowner wasn't home thankfully or he'd be telling which wires need to go...
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    That's one. Nope just sitting there, guess he...

    That's one. Nope just sitting there, guess he figured he didn't need it. One to go. To make it a little easier to some of those yellow, orange, blue and green wires go to a load management box.
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    Your probably correct. Manufacturers plate...

    Your probably correct. Manufacturers plate missing from the unit. I was concentrating more on getting this mess cleaned up.
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    [QUOTE=kamersoutdoor;16650271]Never hooked his...

    [QUOTE=kamersoutdoor;16650271]Never hooked his ground up :D

    That’s one, but on his behalf that couldn't be done until the board was re-mounted. Still two more.
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    Where do you start?

    So, we got a call from a diy'er today. Somehow he purchased a circuit board for his Bryant heat pump air handler that he thought was bad and installed it. After 6 days of monkeying with it he still...
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    Sorry, didn't think of snapping a picture of it. ...

    Sorry, didn't think of snapping a picture of it. I can say you could see through it afterwards though. Like a previous post said I don't know why we hadn't gotten the call earlier for a no cool. ...
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    I tried that believe me, didn't want to clean up...

    I tried that believe me, didn't want to clean up that mess but the unit was only 6 years old.... he didn't want to hear of it. I did inform him and documented possible coil leak and evap motor...
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    Why doesn't my system cool?

    Got a call today from a landlord saying one of his rentals isn't cooling. Gee, I wonder why. Was told the tenant hadn't had a filter in his unit for 3 years. My question is why isn't this guy...
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    They forgot to close the tailgate. Sent from...

    They forgot to close the tailgate.

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    Ok, I'll try and post a picture soon. Sent...

    Ok, I'll try and post a picture soon.

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    Yeah, he is. Think it'll be a while before he's...

    Yeah, he is. Think it'll be a while before he's in his own truck though.

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  20. Thread: Stuck scroll?

    by John8385
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    Good video, thanks. Not sure if this compressor...

    Good video, thanks. Not sure if this compressor has that feature, will check for it when I go back tomorrow or Friday to give the system a good looking over. It was one of those "while your here"...
  21. Thread: Stuck scroll?

    by John8385
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    Stuck scroll?

    Anybody have a scroll compressor not pump then do fine after restart? I had a call today on a 3 ton Goodman split heat pump, R-22. Pressures 160 low, 225 high.. 5.25 amps on the start windings,...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    Looks like that units been drinking too much...

    Looks like that units been drinking too much freezone

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    Check compressor terminals for burnt wires. ...

    Check compressor terminals for burnt wires.

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    You working with 410 or 22? I think you meant 42...

    You working with 410 or 22? I think you meant 42 degrees on the suction line? Pretty low for a discharge reading. What's your metering device, cap tube - piston or TXV?

    Sent from my Nexus 7...
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    I agree. That’s how I got my start. Went to...

    I agree. That’s how I got my start. Went to school at night and rode around as a helper during the day. Picked up the trade real quick plus I got to teach some techs some things they've forgotten...
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    11. The house isn’t cooling, inside and outside...

    11. The house isn’t cooling, inside and outside unit is running, what is the first thing you do? Why are there so many questions about tequila and margarita mix?


    How about chasing them down and...
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    Actually boss man hired him. Son of a friend of...

    Actually boss man hired him. Son of a friend of his, you know how that goes. Nice kid but he needs a lot of hands on experience. Have to start somewhere I suppose. We all had a good laugh, he took it...
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    What's wrong with this picture?

    Our shop is putting together a Lennox display model for our showroom and we asked a new guy, fresh outta school to wire in the air hand and cond. Bear in mind we're just using the indoor fan with no...
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    Take it out, tap the sides a few times, pop it...

    Take it out, tap the sides a few times, pop it back in. 50/50 chance it'll catch. I don't switch off those single lever Square D's for that reason unless I really have too then I go to the inside...
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    [QUOTE=KCJN832;16292611] I agree and kudos...

    I agree and kudos to them for seeing a problem and fixing it instead of following the crowd. Their aluminum coils seem to be a good improvement so far and I think It'll be a fixture in the market....
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    [QUOTE=cchc;13505961]The joke of the the techs...

    [QUOTE=cchc;13505961]The joke of the the techs around here is. If its a goodman and its low on freon the coil needs replaced.


    We use to tell our parts girl that when they ordered a Goodman just...
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    Lennox it is. Probably has all the original parts...

    Lennox it is. Probably has all the original parts too.

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    I know the problem is solved but just a side...

    I know the problem is solved but just a side note. I've had a few of those EEV drive motors not secured properly to the valve with the plastic zip ties they use. The motor couldn't operate the...
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    I've had that happen a few times, always ended up...

    I've had that happen a few times, always ended up in my case of either a grounded or shorted compressor. Not to a point where it was a direct short yet but on it's way there. Try megging out the...
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    @ Glenn.... I did see that SRH2 shortly after I...

    @ Glenn.... I did see that SRH2 shortly after I placed the order for the ST4, I haven't decided which way to go yet. Thanks for the feedback.

    @ Texanna.... I tried the shoelace and it appears to...
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    I too check caps under load. Seems to make sense...

    I too check caps under load. Seems to make sense checking accuracy while it's working, something like a cardiologist checking your heart while your on a treadmill. Besides you don't have to shut...
  39. Thread: Low charge?

    by John8385
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    No, just accurate. Think of it this way,...

    No, just accurate. Think of it this way, everything is clean and in good order when the equipment is new and that's how you want to try and get it before you start recharging a system. Clean coils,...
  40. Thread: Low charge?

    by John8385
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    Sounds like a low charge from what little info we...

    Sounds like a low charge from what little info we have. Line temps would be helpful. Generally hi suction line temp, low discharge temp indicates low charge. Make sure the coils are clean,...
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    ST4 Fieldpiece digital thermometer

    I just received my ST4 Fieldpiece digital thermometer today and I thought it was to come with a wet bulb thermocouple, nope. Anyone make one out of the regular thermocouple and how accurate was it? ...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

    You can find the rules for posting and...
  44. "I need service on my bedroom unit right...

    "I need service on my bedroom unit right away".... customer has 3 other systems. I had one call from a doctor that his open aired screened in swimming pool area wasn't cooling and he wanted service...
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    Just a tip. If anyone comes across an old...

    Just a tip. If anyone comes across an old Carrier 50QQ or 50EE pkg unit, pull their red reset fuse near the 24v control wiring. I use them all the time when I'm dealing with a short. Saves...
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