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    A Relay Blown?

    I have a 15 year old unit - 1/2 ton ac.

    in 2006 the coils developed a leak and it was replaced with a 3/4 ton coil

    came home tonight and the breaker had tripped

    reseting the breaker, the compresser does not run - the fan does - and the breaker does not trip.

    I am thinking that the relay(?) blew and power cannot get to the compressor.

    I am also thinking that it should be a fairley easy fix.

    Any thoughts -- david -at- mypilot.org

    it's getting warm...

    david

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    It could be several things, you should call your HVAC contractor in the morning and have them take a look at it.

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    Way too easy...

    I could, butthat is taking the easy way out.

    besides, if everyone did that we wouldn't need forums to discuss how to fix the problems we encounter.

    If someone else has an idea - here is some more info...

    Also I hear a solid "click" when the inside switch is turned to cool on the thermostat.

    The outside compressor fan rotates freely.

    If there is anyone out there who has something more than "call the repair guy" LOL

    Thanks

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    This is not a DIY forum. Good luck with a different answer here. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgpilot View Post
    I could, but that is taking the easy way out.

    besides, if everyone did that we wouldn't need forums to discuss how to fix the problems we encounter.
    This isn't one of those forums.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    bye

    OK, I'll find the help I need somewhere else.

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    Dang it, he left just as I was going to violate policy and tell him exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. Oh well, better luck next time.

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    Must be a small house. Only had a ½ ton coil at first. Then they put in a ¾ ton coil. Hmmm.
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