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    Really Need Good Advice!!

    Help! I have a five year old Carrier Unit in FL. Compressor needs to be replaced for XXXand electronic board on air handler may be bad now too. That should be XXX plus labor. The install company for our builder is out of business.
    Should I can the whole thing and go with a new Goodman for XXXXinstalled? I never heard of Goodman and we plan on staying her for a looong time. Any other preferred brand?
    Any and all suggestions would be appreciated


    I removed your pricing, please read the rules!
    Last edited by HeyBob; 05-20-2008 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Removed Pricing

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    REMOVE PRICING.....ITS NOT ALLOWED.....then we will answer your questions

    Thank you
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    Might want to remove your pricing, its not allowed.

    Couple things, 1st what the age and seer rating for the carrier system?

    What caused the first compressor to go out?

    What other repairs need to be performed to prevent the new one from being killed?
    "Correct Installation is the Key"

    .1 has killed more HX then Rush Limbaugh

    What is your TESP?

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    Get a second opinion on the compressor and board.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Bender, did you see the op's name? I bet I know what company gave him the goodman quote......
    "Correct Installation is the Key"

    .1 has killed more HX then Rush Limbaugh

    What is your TESP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weber View Post
    Bender, did you see the op's name? I bet I know what company gave him the goodman quote......
    Hmmmmm....yeah I think I know too!


    Who does a compressor for that ammount?? Most Carriers have a 5 year on the compressor don't they? Even if that is labor only seems low....and the board price seems low too....I think he should go with the Goodman
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    Quote Originally Posted by warminsarasota View Post
    Help! I have a five year old Carrier Unit in FL. Compressor needs to be replaced for XXXand electronic board on air handler may be bad now too. That should be XXX plus labor. The install company for our builder is out of business.
    Should I can the whole thing and go with a new Goodman for XXXXinstalled? I never heard of Goodman and we plan on staying her for a looong time. Any other preferred brand?
    Any and all suggestions would be appreciated


    I removed your pricing, please read the rules!

    Please review our rules re' pricing. There is a link in my sig line.

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    Thanks HeyBob....I tried to do that too but I couldn't find the button that allows me to put "Moderator" under my screen name.
    I need a new signature.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    Thanks HeyBob....I tried to do that too but I couldn't find the button that allows me to put "Moderator" under my screen name.

    I still haven't found it! Someone else put it there for me!

    You're welcome!

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    Sorry for the rules violation

    Many apologies.

    My compressor is under warranty until next week. I believe the thing started to go bad from the start five years ago when we lost 75% of our refrigerant b/c the install people failed to fully close the valve.

    We have meen getting maintenace done 2x a year by professionals but it appears the board has gone bad b/c he bypassed it yesterday and the unit is working. It kept blowing the 5amp fuse when it was online.

    I thought that it might be advantageous to have the entire unit replaced rather than piecemeal with the board and compressor but the unit is only 5 years now.

    By the way, is there really a better residential unit or are they all around the same quality?

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    A bad install can kill one brand as well as the next.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warminsarasota View Post
    By the way, is there really a better residential unit or are they all around the same quality?
    The best unit is the one that is installed correctly!

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