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  1. #14
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    Its not so much that I don't trust them, but that I do want to see for myself. I'm curious about these things and want to see where it was damaged. So I ask again is there a way to purposely ground it to cause these symptoms? If so what would I look for?

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    You would cut the compressor open.
    Then you have to disassemble the motor and look for hot spots.
    If you find hot spots. Then you have to align the rotor with the bottom piston.
    If the hot spot matches. Its a natural burn out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerhard View Post
    Its not so much that I don't trust them, but that I do want to see for myself. I'm curious about these things and want to see where it was damaged. So I ask again is there a way to purposely ground it to cause these symptoms? If so what would I look for?
    It's a valid question but, I don't know of anyone that's done it. You could change the wiring at the compressor and burn one up. As far as grounding, I really don't know. By the time you open up the shell, could you really tell anything? But, after it's removed, you can do what you want to it. It's yours. Good Luck.

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    How would the wiring have been changed if it was purposely burnt up?

    Another thing is can't I take this thing apart and take it to recycle for a few bucks? Or do the installers normally keep the old one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerhard View Post
    How would the wiring have been changed if it was purposely burnt up?

    Another thing is can't I take this thing apart and take it to recycle for a few bucks? Or do the installers normally keep the old one?
    A. You wouldn't know if the wiring was changed. Anybody that would do any thing like that intentionally, would make sure they put it back the way it belongs.

    B. Weather or not you can keep the unit and scrap it yourself, is between you and your contractor.

    C. If I was soooo untrusting of a company that I thought they screwed up my 20 plus year old ready to die unit like you apparently do. I wouldn't be using them as my contractor.

    D. I don't think I have said this more seriously to any home owner that posted on this board. I am glad you are not my customer.
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    In any case how would the wiring have changed? Its not that I think something was on purpose by the contractor... BTW I never said this was a 20 year old unit. This is in one of my rental houses. Its about a 10 year old traine.

    Its not so much the contractor I'm worried about here. Can someone tell me what I asked? Can it be done? How? What to look for?

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    Those are the meanest words I've ever seen BT use! But, I think he speaks for us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerhard View Post
    In any case how would the wiring have changed?
    just exactly what are you trying to accomplish?
    The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

    we need a few more sheep dogs to keep barking at the wolves,and the stupid sheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerhard View Post
    In any case how would the wiring have changed?
    Not hard to do at all. Go over to the technical , and we'll tell you in great detail how.

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    Pathetic attempt at getting a free system

    I'm usubscribing from this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC2B View Post
    just exactly what are you trying to accomplish?
    Magic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Pathetic attempt at getting a free system

    I'm usubscribing from this thread.
    Oh, come on. You can stick it out a bit longer, can't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Magic?
    I bet he will see the smoke and firework show
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    we need a few more sheep dogs to keep barking at the wolves,and the stupid sheep

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