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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006
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    Woburn
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    I have an Amana PTAC where the compressor is short cycling?
    the compressor comes on for about 5 min then shuts off. if you turn the unit off for a few min then back on the compressor runs again? it is a sealed system and I can't put my gauges on. Any Ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    west virginia
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    buy a line tap saddle type valve so u can get your guages on........youll just be guessin if u dont know them

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
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    Woburn
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    Thanx

    Thanks, I didbuy one, I just havent tried it yet. Not to keen on piercing valves.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2006
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    west virginia
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    u can always put the piercing valve on and trouble shoot the system. If its worth fixing then evacuate the system and braze a couple of stem valves in there

  5. #5
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    May 2006
    Location
    east central indiana
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    Seen a bad thermostat make it do that.
    Stupid PTACs

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
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    robbie

    Did you check amp on run windings...low or high??

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Woburn
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    semms fine now

    The compressor was overheating and shutting down. This is a through the wall Amana PTAC. I put the valves on and the pressures seemed fine. Here's where I slap my self. I found the inside of the outer coil was blocked solid with gunk. I cleaned the coil and now the compressor stays on! Doe!
    Thanks for everyones help. I'll be comming back for more.

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