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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank slusher View Post
    Check run capacitor for condenser fan, if it is domed on top or swollen that may be the problem. Went on a call 3 ton Goodman condenser fan was turning backwards, drawing air in through top, cooled ok until the heat of the day. Capacitor was bad unit ran for 2 years like that before the guy would ask for help.
    The condenser fan is outside correct? If I put my hand over the top of the unit, air is being pushed out. Would I not feel air if it was going backwards? I did look at the capacitor, it 'looked' fine. I did notice that the contact panel had some black residue on it.

  2. #15
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    Should water come out of the drain pipe that goes from the attic unit? I have noticed that it is dry and haven't seen water in a while.

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    Call a service company. The longer you put it off, the greater the possibility that it could develope mor trouble and cost you more to get it fixed.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  4. #17
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    I will be calling another company...this will be the 4th company.

    So, gathering information from the posts, here is what I should tell them:

    Check ductwork for leaks (CFM test on all ducts?)
    Measure superheat and subcooling
    coils cleaned
    check the system for leaks in ducts


    Anything else??

    Thanks again for any and all suggestions!

    Mike

  5. #18
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    Getting ready to call a company out tomorrow...are these the items I want checked?

    Check ductwork for leaks (CFM test on all ducts?)
    Measure superheat and subcooling
    coils cleaned
    check the system for leaks in ducts


    Anything else?

  6. #19
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    You may have to make several calls until you find a company thay can check CFM.
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  7. #20
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    ......started new thread to ask.

  8. #21
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    Problem solved.

    There was insulation in the blower compartment that was being sucked into the housing creating a low airflow condition.

    One of the previous companies I had out did a follow up call on Wednesday and said they would send someone back out (for free) since the problem wasn't fixed.

  9. #22
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    ah hah, glad you got it solved. Seen this a few times.

  10. #23
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    Congrats.
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  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarizona View Post
    Problem solved.

    There was insulation in the blower compartment that was being sucked into the housing creating a low airflow condition.

    One of the previous companies I had out did a follow up call on Wednesday and said they would send someone back out (for free) since the problem wasn't fixed.

    If that's the case, your system is now overcharged with refrigerant.

  12. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by billva View Post
    If that's the case, your system is now overcharged with refrigerant.
    None of the companies ever put refrigerant in the system.

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