went to a no cool today. disconnect fuse was blown. replaced fuse. compressor pulling lra. take off old 521. still lra. put on new 521. unit compressor runs at normal rla. go inside and tell customer compressor is going bad cuz it wont start on its own but will with a hard start kit. tell them new kit is a band aid and quote price. also quote price for warranty compressor replacement. then say you should weigh the compressor replacement option against full cooling replacement cuz its a 22 system and if they put that money in and something else happens they will have to change to 410 anyway. they say send me a salesman. 5 yo unit btw
in between me leaving and salesman calling, customer calls out other company. installs a part for 1/6 the price i quoted, tells them its fixed and leaves. our salesman calls and gets and earful. salesman then calls me and tells me what happened. then i realize i never put my meter on the cap.
complacency (but mostly arrogance). please learn from my idiocy. i feel better now a little.