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07-06-2012, 11:48 PM #1New Guest
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Newby needing help
I realized I posted this in the wrong forum.
I got home from work today and my A/C wasn't running. The breaker was tripped, so I checked everything out and reset it and turned it back on, thinking the outside unit wouldn't start. I was going to check the contactor and capacitor to see that they were okay. When I flipped the breaker back, my outside unit began running and the cool air began flowing.
But... it took forever to cool my house off. It has been almost 5 hours now and the house is only down to 82 from 92. I feel like maybe not enough cold air is coming out.
I went up into the attic to check out the blower and it was pretty cool up there. There was cold air "leaking" out of the blower unit near the gasket where the refrigerant lines go in. Is this my problem?
Tomorrow I plan on taking the blower apart to check on the condition of the fan as well, but I figured that cold air coming out into the attic can't be a good thing.
07-07-2012, 12:31 AM #2
Yeah, you seem to have an air leak if the attic is cool on such a hot day.You can call me Sam
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07-07-2012, 06:41 AM #3
2° an hour is pretty good, depending on the outdoor temp. Mine never cools faster then that when its above 85 outside.Contractor locator map
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07-07-2012, 08:43 AM #4
Don't touch the blower.
If your concerned with the air leak, put a peice of tape on it."Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."
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