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  1. #14
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    If the compressor started 7 min after the condenser fan then the compressor is at fault. What is the amp draw of the compressor running? Also does it make any noises before it starts, if it does whats the amp draw. Sounds like it maybe a no pumper if the pressures stay equal.
    I rather do nothing and be happy than to do something and not be happy

  2. #15
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    Also, no king valves, just regular. The unit would not pull down below 60,with the high side shut. Both valves were fully open to start.

  3. #16
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    Also is this a heat pump, if so remove the O wire and see what the pressures do maybe the reversing valve is not all the way in cool mode
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  4. #17
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    I didn't do an amp draw after the behavior of the compressor. Sounded fairly normal on start-up. I did an amp draw before the compressor came on and it was .09, for the fan.

  5. #18
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    Straight a/c

  6. #19
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    The unit pumps down. both sides. The pressures were about 39 lo and 64 hi when I pulled the disconnect.

  7. #20
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    Ok the compressor is bad then. It comes on but doesn't pump refrigerant. Thats called a no pumper
    I rather do nothing and be happy than to do something and not be happy

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