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Thread: Found this little gem today....
04-30-2008, 07:15 PM #1
Found this little gem today....
Not really sure what they were thinking. Unit has been serviced twice that they could remember, once for a fan motor and once about a month ago when "uncle Joe" put some refridgerant in because he "thought" it was low.
Found the following:
1. Blower motor pulling high amps in furnace, could have been due to the amount of dirt built up in the blower wheel...the fins were completely full
2. Compressor capacitor rated at 20 mfd was actually reading 14.7 mfd
3. Fan motor capacitor rated at 5 mfd was actually reading 2.1 mfd
4. Fan blade had a 3 inch crack in it
5. Both valve cores were leaking to the point you could hear the hiss when you took off the caps (explains why I needed channel locks to get them off)
6. Unit was sitting in 3 inches of water under the deck
7. Needed 17 degrees of superheat for proper charge...actual reading was 3 degrees
This stuff never ceases to amaze me!I need a new signature.....
04-30-2008, 08:02 PM #2
Jeez....some people will put those things anywhere....Tough times don't last...Tough people do.
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04-30-2008, 08:33 PM #3
but didn't you feel better when you left, might have been cheaper for them to replace,,
it's rheem runs like a dream
04-30-2008, 11:10 PM #4
I just quoted relocating a condenser so a friends neighbor could build a deck. I did not hear anything back and I bet it will end up like this. Thats great.Build it and it will break. Fix it and it will work. Ignore it and will cost more. Patch it and it will get worse. Cross the bridge before the flood.
05-01-2008, 01:19 AM #5
At least the DISCHARGE wasn't under the deck!
He wont let you sell him a new unit. Not a GOODMAN anyway.
Because it will be too tall to stay flush with his deck!!!True Heavy Metal Geek
05-01-2008, 01:04 PM #6
It took more time to frame that thing then it would have took to move it.Sound installation practices is the key to success. Equipment is only as good as the person installing it.
If I can't fix it, it ain't broke.
05-01-2008, 02:10 PM #7
My son in law did that same thing instead of calling me to move it.
He did call later to have me install a new one when the compressor blew...
05-01-2008, 02:42 PM #8Regular Guest
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I certainly agree on the location but you might consider the furnace motor high amp draw. Plugged fins or anything that causes a reduction in airflow will reduce amperage draw. Probably the capacitor reduced capacitance caused the high amp draw
05-01-2008, 03:22 PM #9
Actually there was a nice little "cover" that goes over top of that unit and fills in the hole when the unit is not in use. Of course this makes no sense to me because chances are here in Ohio if your AC isn't being used you aren't spending a whole lot of time out on your deck either!
As far as the GOODMAN...well you're right it would be way too tall for that spot and would look way too nice sitting on that crappy deck!I need a new signature.....
05-01-2008, 03:23 PM #10
05-01-2008, 04:34 PM #11Professional Member
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05-01-2008, 05:23 PM #12Regular Guest
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I just thought of a possible senario. Some of the Ruud furnaces used a 850 RPM direct drive motor which is unavailiable. If the motor is not original it may have been replaced with a 1050 or 1150 which will not work, they will overdraw every time. I know because I have tried it. Just a possible thought.
05-01-2008, 09:36 PM #13
I found 2 units just like that about 10 years ago, what a job... how stupid can you be?I'm not tolerating Political Correctness anymore, from now on it's tell it like it is.
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