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    weatherking heatpump trouble shooting

    compressor wont start ever time t- stat calls for it ,checked cap. tested good owner got a new one tested the same 40/10 330vac wiring, contactor,compressor termals good shape on compressor, tried a hard start kit on it did the same thing.thinking weak overload, dead place in start winding maybe

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    rustneversleeps,

    Number one: Please do not ask the same question all over the forum. Those posts have been deleted.

    Number two: "Are you a technician" ?

    Number three: Just so you know the advise here will be limited at best due to our no DYI policy on this site and this question being placed in an open section of the site.

    Number four: Might want to take a minute and review the sites rules and previous threads by others.


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    sorry about that been this site from time to time great info and people here, yes I have worked on all types of comfort cooling 1/5 window unit to 400 ton absorbers,trane and carrirers,york, centrifugal chillers ,screw machines at university in southern ohio for 26 years. i will read the rules again and hopefuly not mess up again

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    Try ohming the compressor, but unhook high voltage first so as not to kill yourself.

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    was going to meg it but dont have one, most of the time when i check compressors they are either grounded or open you know its needs replaced, i alwalys think safety first. wanted to be sure before replacing it .not sure how to calulate the ohms between c-s,c-r,s-r this got 1.5 months before the warrantys up. thanks for your reply

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    Amperage on start up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Amperage on start up ?
    Ya, it has an amp draw when it starts. LOL
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Ya, it has an amp draw when it starts. LOL
    Well what it be? what it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Well what it be? what it be?
    The amp meter said. Amps ok. ROFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The amp meter said. Amps ok. ROFL
    Is that what the beep sound is???

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The amp meter said. Amps ok. ROFL
    Then there is nothing wrong then, is there?

    I got one of those Amp's at 7-11 and I feel better

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    restneversleeps you mentioned about not sure how to calculate ohms this is a good place to start.
    Ohm between R and C: This reading should be the lowest reading of the three readings. This is the run windings.
    Ohm between S and C: This reading will be the second highest value of the three readings. This is the start windings.
    Ohm between S to R: This will be the highest reading and should be equal to the sum of the other two readings.

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    thanks shaworth1 i should have knowin that, it will be part of my trouble shooting from now on. most of the time it's either grounded or open and makes for an easy call if the comp. is bad or not, i will remember comp. ohm's .Thanks for the info. and the reply

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