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    What is the measure that you take test the unit...

    What is the measure that you take test the unit again to get it to come back on? As in, once you test the unit and it shuts down after two minutes, what do you do to test the unit again? Remove 240v...
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    I've came across a few bad HX in Armstrong...

    I've came across a few bad HX in Armstrong units... by volume I would say 50% are cracked... i can think of one of which looked just like a major manufacturing error. Junk IMO.
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    Ugh... haunting memories of installing and then...

    Ugh... haunting memories of installing and then removing suction driers in TRANE resi units. Especially the newer ~16 SEER R410a units. Who can do a handstand while brazing? Good times.
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    Yup assuming has left me scratching my head a...

    Yup assuming has left me scratching my head a time or two... and it always sucks explaining something like that to a homeowner, when your guy was there to assure operation and safety... and now they...
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    Funny how things end up working out.... but...

    Funny how things end up working out.... but didn't you bypass/jump the limits first? Way to figure it out though.

    So what about your guy that performed the PM????? He didn't see the dime sized...
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    I'm still saying bad valve... Or maybe a...

    I'm still saying bad valve...

    Or maybe a grounding issue.

    Also just remembered - disconnect the power supply and check for voltage between neutral and ground. Shouldnt have more than 0.5vac if...
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    What piece of equipment are you working on? ...

    What piece of equipment are you working on?

    Did you try to jumper the pressure switch? Do you continue to have 24v signal to the valve?

    I had similar occurrence with an older Rheem 80%. Valve...
  8. Damn... I'm surprised at the companies here that...

    Damn... I'm surprised at the companies here that "don't run warranty calls after hours."

    That is insane.

    There are indeed many things that can wait until regular business hours. But, usually if...
  9. Sorry for delay in update. So I went back out...

    Sorry for delay in update.

    So I went back out to troubleshoot the furnace again after speaking with the Bryant TSA. When I explained everything to him, he first was convinced something was in the...
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    Anytime I hear the engineer bit I usually respond...

    Anytime I hear the engineer bit I usually respond with something borderline smartass. Of course it depends on their attitude and what they say... and I used to bite my tongue. But. One can only take...
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    You can disable the Adaptive Intelligence...

    You can disable the Adaptive Intelligence Recovery feature on Honeywell programmable thermostats.

    Just sayin'.
  12. The Lennox 90%+ I mentioned above had a similar...

    The Lennox 90%+ I mentioned above had a similar problem, except it would NOT ignite via the HSI. Could only get it to light manually with open flame. Swirling combustion air...

    Except this Bryant...
  13. This style of unit, as well as the Carrier...

    This style of unit, as well as the Carrier counterpart all have that single burner assembly I believe? The burner assembly slides into the burner compartment, one end of the manifold slides into a...
  14. Yes I believe it does. Interesting to note... ...

    Yes I believe it does. Interesting to note...

    Also to mention, this house was a foreclosure and this is the first winter with the h/o living there. For all we know this was a previous ongoing...
  15. Thanks for all the replies fellas. And like I...

    Thanks for all the replies fellas.

    And like I said... after the first series of the unit not firing properly I dismantled the manifold, removed and blew through the orifices and manifold multiple...
  16. When I first got there, before I knew what was...

    When I first got there, before I knew what was causing the lockout, and cycled the unit numerous times with normal operation the burners were igniting smoothly and normally. But after witnessing the...
  17. Sounds like some of guys ought to be packing...

    Sounds like some of guys ought to be packing around a bucket of Crisco.

    Haha ;)

    No but really, I'm young and in pretty good shape, 5'11" and 180.... and I've felt that bit of panic before when...
  18. The unit is horizontal in an attic. But damn...

    The unit is horizontal in an attic. But damn thats interesting... like it gives the burners a strange coating or something? I did give them a good wire brushing just for good measure even though...
  19. Done. Could easily fit a dime between them....

    Done. Could easily fit a dime between them....
  20. Bryant 80% furnace, only one burner firing intermittently.

    Working on a Bryant 80%, model #: 310AAV03607AAJA manufactured in '02.

    Had a client call in, saying every other day or so the unit locks out and must reset power to control. Unit is running when I...
  21. So you went ahead and installed the system...

    So you went ahead and installed the system regardless... Well that's where you made a mistake. When he was telling you "I'm paying you to install it blah blah blah" you shouldve said you're doing the...
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    Repairing aluminum coil?

    Have a R410a Trane HP that has developed a moderately slow leak due to the OD TXV rubbing up against one of the aluminum tubes of the spine-fin OD coil. I've seen a few aluminum coil failures over...
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    I wonder if they properly recovered the...

    I wonder if they properly recovered the refrigerant to be in compliance with The Clean Air Act...
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    Coil was flipped yesterday... Now its going into...

    Coil was flipped yesterday... Now its going into high head in heat mode. Headed back out tomorrow to troubleshoot. Client believes it has never ran properly in heat mode. What a mess. A god awful...
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    Can you spot the problem?

    Yup those damn 2 piecer's make things confusing!!!!

    And the real shame here is that our company is responsible for this... One of our guys installed the ah/coil about a year and a half ago, with...
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    Can you spot the problem?

    http://emob58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/garryyy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG00873-20120810-1203.jpg
  27. Come to think of it, we had an LG unit that kept...

    Come to think of it, we had an LG unit that kept cooking boards due to power outages/spikes. House was grounded properly. The LG tech recommended at a minimum we drive a ground rod and directly...
  28. 888-865-3026 LG tech support. We've...

    888-865-3026

    LG tech support.


    We've installed many LG systems, with many LG problems. So after I check voltage, thermistors, pressures/temps and my problem isn't solved, I call them.

    There...
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    Depends... In my area its mostly heat pump...

    Depends... In my area its mostly heat pump territory... So 95% of the time you've got the wires for a common at your digital thermostat. Which with a new installation... You should be upgrading the...
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    What exactly occurred with the first contactor...

    What exactly occurred with the first contactor failure? Welded? Shorted coil? Blew apart into pieces?
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    Well ill tell you something... I work for a...

    Well ill tell you something... I work for a company that might be considered "sales driven", and I am a technician that is on commission/performance based pay, but at the same time we practice...
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    Job Description

    Start looking for a new job? Its kind of a touchy subject. Sales driven companies are.... What they are. It sounds to me like they're not the ethical, honest type of company if they blame you for...
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    I've worked on both sides of the fence, went from...

    I've worked on both sides of the fence, went from commercial to resi... Guys in the industry are often surprised to hear that, for "some" reason ;)

    Both have their ups and downs but I'm guessing...
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    Well ill consider myself lucky for our $50 per...

    Well ill consider myself lucky for our $50 per call ran after hours or sunday. Our commission based pay doesn't offer any overtime, but warranty work offers a piece rate + a generous hourly on all...
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    On call pay?

    So our company rotates two "groups" of technicians with a saturday on, saturday off, while being on call through that 6 day week for after hours plus on call on that sunday "off." We are compensated...
  36. The company I work for now has gone through...

    The company I work for now has gone through absolute hell and back. Could be a novel to tell the story to give the full rundown of all the ridiculousness, but basically... Had a GM for a year that...
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    Your last "safety box" aka disconnect was likely...

    Your last "safety box" aka disconnect was likely fused for a reason, and you may have damaged your equipment by doing this work yourself. Call in a professional. Good luck to you.
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    That, unfortunately, is not the first backwards...

    That, unfortunately, is not the first backwards trap I've seen. But its always a classic. Thanks for that. Haha.
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    Aint nothing like some good old fashioned custom...

    Aint nothing like some good old fashioned custom fabrication. I REALLY. Really. Hope an installer didn't do that.
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    r22 system temps

    You mentioned "different colored bottles" meaning different refrigerants. Those are disposable bottles and not meant to be refilled. I am an HVAC professional and I know exactly what I am talking...
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    You've done more harm than good. Its not...

    You've done more harm than good. Its not something one could easily explain to you how to do even though "you have the tools," without the knowledge. And this isn't a DIY site, so you're not going to...
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    We have had a couple occurrences like this at our...

    We have had a couple occurrences like this at our company, one of which I experienced, very similar situation.

    So we determined the best way to avoid anything like this happening would be to...
  43. As far as residential, every company I've worked...

    As far as residential, every company I've worked for has collected upon completion of the work and/or 100% satisfaction. Unless financed through a 3rd party. With a few exceptions here and there we'd...
  44. Grounded compressor windings have given me this...

    Grounded compressor windings have given me this symptom. But, if you call for cooling and compressor and fan both run normally... Well then I would say something is miswired... Its probably not a...
  45. I might be going out on a limb here, but I think...

    I might be going out on a limb here, but I think your technician didn't do his job properly.
  46. Couldn't have said it better. And the thing that...

    Couldn't have said it better. And the thing that really makes it unfortunate is that now that you've had multiple hacks out at your place, that your trust in HVAC technicians has diminished, and it...
  47. Since this isn't a DIY site, nobody here is going...

    Since this isn't a DIY site, nobody here is going to tell you anything more than you have quite obviously have a problem. It's unfortunate to hear you've not been able to find a professional - Where...
  48. ...Which I suppose makes a point that if you...

    ...Which I suppose makes a point that if you actually are overloaded on oil in the system, it wouldn't hurt to just recover the charge, new filter dryer for good measure, pull a good vacuum, weigh in...
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    Whoa. That's messed up. Poor tech.... Worst thing...

    Whoa. That's messed up. Poor tech.... Worst thing I've ever had happen was have a middle aged woman throw the door panel of her furnace in my direction.
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    We've had many Goodman units come from the...

    We've had many Goodman units come from the factory overcharged. And undercharged, for that matter. One unit in particular, I weighed out 27+lbs on a ~18lbs unit. Oh, Goodman.

    To the OP, what's the...
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