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    Not sure of your location, but how did they get...

    Not sure of your location, but how did they get this far through the summer without realizing they had no ac?
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    But as far as an ECM motor replacement goes, you...

    But as far as an ECM motor replacement goes, you could put in a PSC replacement.[/QUOTE]

    How is this possible w out changing out the board, etc
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    Var Speed Motors

    Is anyone else concerned about customer backlash when some of these var speed motors and modules start going out. I had one the other day that was under warranty but would have cost an arm and a leg...
  4. Thread: Reversing valve

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    Wow, I didn't expect it to be that high. Thanks

    Wow, I didn't expect it to be that high. Thanks
  5. Thread: Reversing valve

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    Reversing valve

    What is the max temp differential you should see across a reversing valve. I am dealing w a goodman but I assume the same should apply for most brands
  6. Thread: Dogs and Techs

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    I was on a no heat call, a young lady answered...

    I was on a no heat call, a young lady answered the doors. While she was showing me around, I heard a big dog barking. She said I worries, he's locked up. Finished the service call, then realized I...
  7. Thread: "Leak Sealant"

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    Did you diagnose why the compressors were locked...

    Did you diagnose why the compressors were locked up? I'm not saying it wasn't caused by something added to the system, but I think it's a good idea to be positive that the leak sealant was the cause....
  8. Thread: "Leak Sealant"

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    I don't have a problem using ac leak freeze on a...

    I don't have a problem using ac leak freeze on a system that is old enough that the cost of a leak search and any repair costs don't make sense. If its 10 yrs old or more, is it really a good idea to...
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    I've seen caps running at half their mf rating...

    I've seen caps running at half their mf rating and still "working." I wouldn't want to leave that call without informing the homeowner and documenting the situation.
  10. Thread: Restriction?

    by Gerber
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    Restriction?

    System idle: suction pressure 150, liquid pressure 175. System would kick on, suction side would immediately drop to around 10 in about 15 seconds, LPC would shut it down. Head pressure would stay...
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    What was the amp draw in the compressor when it...

    What was the amp draw in the compressor when it tried to start? What is the metering device? What was the old cap mf reading.
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    Im assuming you would want to help them out the...

    Im assuming you would want to help them out the best you could, even if they were "just customers"? "Just customers" are what make a successful business. Family likes things done for free!
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    Thanks for the remonder nes. Just to be clear,...

    Thanks for the remonder nes. Just to be clear, this wasn't a knock on Goodman as a company. Those were the valves that we were having trouble with. Every company goes through rough patches with their...
  14. Thread: Odd question

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    Odd question

    What do you guys do for lunch on a daily basis. I usually throw together a sandwich with some chips, a snack, and something to drink. Eating out every day adds up quick. Thought maybe somebody out...
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    My understanding is, if there are no snap rings...

    My understanding is, if there are no snap rings in the valve, it is supposed to be backed out snug to the top, with o ring caps installed. (pertaining to the Goodman units)
  16. I started writing it on the front of the coil...

    I started writing it on the front of the coil case everytime I check one. I never thought about noting it at the cond unit. That's a good idea, provided it did get updated when the coil is replaced....
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    Thanks for the info. The heat pump calls for a 20...

    Thanks for the info. The heat pump calls for a 20 amp breaker, which is what is installed. I will check to see if it calls for a fused disconnect, but I dont think so. There are no fuses installed. I...
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    Update: I checked the disconnect and whip, no...

    Update: I checked the disconnect and whip, no issues that I could see. I checked the breaker in the panel visually, no issues. I will let it run for 30 min to see if it heats up.
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    Electrical issue?

    I was on a call a couple weeks ago, 5 yr old Goodman heat pump. Breaker had tripped several times before I got there. When I arrived, found bad capacitor. I replaced the capacitor and checked the...
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    We have used the thread sealant w some success.

    We have used the thread sealant w some success.
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    No worries

    No worries
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    Excellent advice

    Excellent advice
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    Its possible that some of the leaks were caused...

    Its possible that some of the leaks were caused by overheating the SERVICE valves, sorry for the incorrect terminology and thank you for the correction. However, the company I work for does not...
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    Yes, this was brought to our attention, and the...

    Yes, this was brought to our attention, and the caps have worked on a few of the heat pumps, but some have continued to leak. These are the ones we are having to deal with now.
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    I am not trying to brand bash, I was simply...

    I am not trying to brand bash, I was simply looking for anyone who had delt w the same issue. I apologize if it came off the wrong way. I'm sure this problem was only affecting a small portion of the...
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