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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"

    by Gerber
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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"

    by Gerber
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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

    by Gerber
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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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    Goodman failures?

    We have had a lot of 3-5 yr old Goodman heat pumps with bad king valves. At this point, they will not cover labor or refrigerant. With r22 prices where they are, we have been giving the customer the...
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    Ac in thunderstorm

    I had a homeowner ask me if it was ok to run her ac in a thunderstorm. She heard to turn it off, I have never heard this. There are some sites on the Internet that do say turn it off. What are your...
  28. Thread: Light or EAC?

    by Gerber
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    Media filter + uv light = ultimate air...

    Media filter + uv light = ultimate air filtration/purification.
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    I just had a call the other day, one room never...

    I just had a call the other day, one room never cooled or heated properly. Started looking around the furn in basement, saw a header and some panning missing. Followed the ra boot out of the furnace,...
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    Goodman had the same issue, they were issuing...

    Goodman had the same issue, they were issuing free valves I think, and free caps with an o ring in them. Also we were told to make sure we eerie opening the valves all the way then back a quarter...
  31. Thread: Hard starts

    by Gerber
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    Hard starts

    When are hard starts (potential relays) absolutely necessary vs just an upgrade. I've heard that txv systems should all have a potential relay installed. Also, what are your thoughts on surge...
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    Just had one last week, on a pm. House w two...

    Just had one last week, on a pm. House w two systems, found a few things that needed to be addressed, informed the homeowner of the things that I had found. Told her we would schedule a time to fix...
  33. Thread: NATE or not

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    I agree that being NATE certified is in no way...

    I agree that being NATE certified is in no way going to guarantee that someone is going to be an honest service tech that works with integrity and does the best job that they can do every day, thats...
  34. Thread: NATE or not

    by Gerber
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    I just took the core and gas furnace NATE tests....

    I just took the core and gas furnace NATE tests. Wow, they definitely cover a lot of material. I haven't found out if I passed yet, we will see in about a week.
  35. Thread: NATE or not

    by Gerber
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    After seeing some of the things on the wall of...

    After seeing some of the things on the wall of shame, I think SOME kind of cert is a good idea, to weed out the hacks that are more likely to put someone in danger with some sort of rig job rather...
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    You can get bulbs designed for the coil, but...

    You can get bulbs designed for the coil, but their function is going to be to keep the coil clean and mutate anything that gets trapped on the coil. Air stream bulbs should have some sort of...
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    Checked electric heat strip, ok. Replaced cord...

    Checked electric heat strip, ok. Replaced cord that included the gfi, seems to have eliminated the problem.
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    It never runs very long at any given time, unit...

    It never runs very long at any given time, unit is 6-7 yrs old.
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    What is megger

    What is megger
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    I am confused because it does the same thing in...

    I am confused because it does the same thing in heat mode w the electric strips on, or with fan only on.
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    PTAC unit losing power

    Trane PTAC unit will run for anywhere from 10 to 30 min, then trip the ground fault switch on the cord at the outlet. Does this in both heating and cooling. Owner says they have to let it sit a...
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    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
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    Thank you, if it were to read higher ohms, would...

    Thank you, if it were to read higher ohms, would that indicate a problem with the pressure switch?
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    Pressure Switch Error

    Comfortmaker was giving pressure switch stuck open error (low). Checked inducer, pulling 2.5", switch closes at 1.5 no problems there. Checked drains and hoses, all clear. By passed pressure switch...
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    yeah, I noticed that. You have to have a very...

    yeah, I noticed that. You have to have a very strong pilot to resist the pull of the inducer. I cleaned the pilot orifice to make sure I had a strong enough pilot, but you can see the inducer pull on...
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    thanks for spending the time to look into it, I...

    thanks for spending the time to look into it, I really appreciate it! I did take the orifices out and clean them, blow them out. I dumped the manifold out, but nothing really came out. I guess I'm...
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    A couple of guys that used to work for our...

    A couple of guys that used to work for our company installed a new compressor in a commercial application. It wasn't used for at least a year, then when occupants turned it on it didn't work. I guess...
  48. not the ribbon type, they were close to your pic,...

    not the ribbon type, they were close to your pic, a little different style but similar.

    I'm interested to find out what the deal is. Once I realized it was a slow opening gas valve, and the...
  49. The only way I could even tell it was a squirrel...

    The only way I could even tell it was a squirrel was by the tail. Nothing much to be recognized below that...
  50. I don't have the model number with me, I called...

    I don't have the model number with me, I called the supply house to check, they looked it up and told me that it was a slow opening gas valve before I even told them what I had. I guess I took their...
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