My local HVAC tech just diagnosed my Heat Pump compressor as being "shot". Fan will not spin and Circuit breaker will not turn on. This is a 20 year old Carrier 8 Seer unit! However in addition to replacing the unit he says that my lines are also contaminated now and the indoor unit needs to be replaced.
Last year when the Fan motor was not working he said that it was possible to just replace the outside unit without doing anything else, I chose to replace the Fan motor piece.
However, this year he says that because the compressor died, my lines and indoor unit needs to be replaced as well. He says that there is now CONTAMINATION in the lines and the indoor coil is burned!!
Does this sound right? Is that possible?