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  1. New Gibson unit, icing up as weather has cooled a bit

    This past March, I had a new Gibson 3.5 ton system installed. Outside unit is model JS4BD-042KB. Air handler/coil is C7BHM03642C-B. This unit handles the downstairs portion of our house. It ran...
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    Thanks for all the help so far. What are some...

    Thanks for all the help so far. What are some examples of things that could be causing the cmprssr to cut out?
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    I have been just inside the house, in a chair...

    I have been just inside the house, in a chair next to the window right next to the unit when the compressor shuts off. The fan does not shut off.
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    The original motor was 825. New one is 1075. ...

    The original motor was 825. New one is 1075.

    Note - when the compressor shuts off (before reaching the t-stat set point) the compressor fan outside is still running. The one time this morning...
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    just remembered something else... He also changed...

    just remembered something else... He also changed out the contacts on the outside unit. When he did, he wondered why there appeared to be something "extra". Can't believe I forgot about that. Now...
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    Not diy. My tech will be back out after a...

    Not diy. My tech will be back out after a condenser install elsewhere, but like I said - there's definitely some headscratching going on.

    All started a week ago today when the compressor...
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    Start AND Run caps? w/ txv valve

    My service tech and I are both puzzled...
    Copeland recip 3.5t CR42K6E-PFV-875
    w/ single 40 440 capacitor

    Century compr fan motor 1/4hp 1075rpm w/ 5 x 370 capacitor

    TXV valve part #669555
    ...
  8. recip. model - not a scroll

    I checked my compressor last evening, and called a supply house this morning to confirm that it's a recipr., not a scroll. The actual number is CR42KS-PFV-960.

    I was unable to find my receipt...
  9. could new coil in the attic have caused this?

    Another note as I'm remembering the sequence of events. Earlier in the summer, my tech found a leak in the coil for this system (the coil in the attic unit) when I called him out due to the system...
  10. Should've mentioned one of the few other details...

    Should've mentioned one of the few other details I can remember... the compressor is a Copeland.
  11. Fan runs but compressor has many "false starts"

    I have a one month old 4 ton compressor in the unit outside my home. My service tech installed it as a warranty replacement for an 11 month old compressor that had the same symptoms I'm experiencing...
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    I will double-check and post the model numbers...

    I will double-check and post the model numbers for you guys this evening, but I'm 99+% sure I've been told the units are 4T & 2.5T. I'm 100% certain, however, that they are visibly different in size...
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    Well, I just can't tell you guys how happy all...

    Well, I just can't tell you guys how happy all this good news makes me... Actually, you're all confirming what has been sinking in on me for a while.

    Dash, uDarrel, Shophound and everyone else -...
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    Hmmm. Can't wait to get home and climb up into...

    Hmmm. Can't wait to get home and climb up into the attic to check that out. Probably a zillion degrees up there already, but that's straight where I'm going when I get there. (current temp. in our...
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    Yes, I guess it is noisy. You can hear it from...

    Yes, I guess it is noisy. You can hear it from downstairs.

    You said: "One 20X20 return grille on a 4 ton,would be an issue,unless all the other ducts were oversized,not likely."

    I assume...
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    Thanks Dash. We keep the doors open throughout...

    Thanks Dash. We keep the doors open throughout the house - even at night.

    I'm almost positive that my upstairs unit is a 2.5T and it definitely has just the one 20"x20" filtered intake. If...
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    <<<Return placenet that you have could work well if the supplies are properly sized and located.same for the stats,and all rooms have a return path the the ducted returns. >>>

    Dash - not sure I...
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    My units are almost 7 years old. Tract home that...

    My units are almost 7 years old. Tract home that was built in fall of 2001. Units are York brand - I think 12 seer, but not sure as I'm not at home right now. Last Sept. the compressor on the 4T...
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    I've thought about that a bit... Right next to...

    I've thought about that a bit... Right next to the intakes, theres a 2nd floor wall section - sort of triangular in shape... picture a coke can, but like a triangle instead of a cylinder. I think...
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    Return intake placement problem?

    My situation: I have a 1 & story house (2,478 sf) with an entry and a living room that have 20 ceilings. The second floor has half walls that look down into the living room. I think my two...
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    definitely needs attention

    I've had the same thing happen in both of my houses in the DFW area. The first reply is right on - the emergency drain line is the one that comes out of the pvc pipe on the exterior. If yours is...
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