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    Burnt contacter

    This is just stupid. They're lucky they didn't loose the pump
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Aww that will buff out.

    I was the proud owner of a 277 coil pocket heater 2 pole contactor that by all accounts was in the worst shape anyone had ever seen.

    The coil shorted and caught the plastic on fire and it melted down into a blob a springs , contacts and plastic.

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    Trust me I've seen worse. This is the first time I've seen somebody that tightened the lug on the insulation
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    I had a call on a condenser awhile ago that I was told would run for awhile, and quit. They said it had been like that for about a week. The contactor had never been tightened down on the line side. Been like that for about five years. The ends of the wires looked as though they had been hot.
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    that looks new compared to the ones i say today,,,,, lol
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    The insulation was probably left on because the guy was never paid, and figure he would throw the customer a hard one. I see all kinds of interesting RTU trickery usually after someone else just had their unit PM'ed by a guy looking for new customers and spiffs.

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    That's something the Teacher would do to our shop units when we went for a smoke. so we come back and have to trouble shoot it. He would also put clear tape on the contactor so it would close just not make.

    I can't believe a Tech would tighten it down on the insulation. I have never seen that. I have seen a big wire trimmed down and melt.

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