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  1. #14
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    Sorry lusker; didn't mean to be a jerk. I didn't come here because it's free, but just because it's the weekend and I wanted to get my AC runnning, plus I like to avoid having people come into my house whenever possible. I'm a builder and I could just ask one of my subs on Mon if I only wanted free advice. I thought the DIY rules here were more directed at guys that try to install an entire system. Once it's fixed, I'll let you guys know if it's the capacitor and/or contactor like I thought initially. Thanks
    Originally posted by lusker Something you said earlier really pisses me….


    Regardless of your expertise this is still NOT a DIY site. Another thing… we have enough on our business plates during this season to not worry about if this is cutting into our business. Let’s get real here.

    You say you didn't break it but it stopped working after you worked on it. Since it is so simple then why are you coming to us to get your system running? Wait… Because it is free!

    Sorry… I don’t mean to be a butthead about this but we hear it here and all day at work. Most of these guys have 30 or more years hearing the same old thing. So cut us a little slack... thanks.

  2. #15
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    Dresden

    DIY has a life of its own. What happens if we give directions to repair something and it kills or injures the person we thought was qualified? Let me tell you… poof… no more site…. Poof…. No more house ‘cause the lawyers would be all over everyone that even sniffed the post.

    We have rules not to piss you off but because it is a well thought out rule.

    We all are wanting to help everyone here so badly it bleeds. We just can’t due to the difficulties of working on the other end of the computer.. If we tell you, we must tell everyone because once it is posted… it is posted here for all to read and try.

    All is good…. But sarcasm to Yellow Dot is not the way.

    Thanks for looking at from our point of view.




    >>>edit, fixed my stupid spelling errors<<<<


    [Edited by lusker on 07-10-2005 at 08:16 PM]

  3. #16
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    Very well said lusker, nothing more to add

  4. #17
    Originally posted by tinknocker service tech
    turn breaker of and then back on and replace your fuses
    How's it going TinKnocker?

    I just wanted to point out, they should change the fuses inbetween the off and on cycle... not after!

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    Originally posted by jultzya
    Originally posted by tinknocker service tech
    turn breaker of and then back on and replace your fuses
    How's it going TinKnocker?

    I just wanted to point out, they should change the fuses inbetween the off and on cycle... not after!
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  6. #19
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    Originally posted by jultzya
    Originally posted by tinknocker service tech
    turn breaker of and then back on and replace your fuses
    How's it going TinKnocker?

    I just wanted to point out, they should change the fuses inbetween the off and on cycle... not after!
    doing good thanks
    your right wasnt thinking

  7. #20
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    thanks guys.... you just made my above point.




  8. #21
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    I had it fixed today, and it was the contactor and the capacitor that needed to be replaced. It also needed a hard start capacitor. The guys charged $500.

  9. #22
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    Originally posted by dresden
    I had it fixed today, and it was the contactor and the capacitor that needed to be replaced. It also needed a hard start capacitor. The guys charged $500.
    It went from running fine, to having the condensate pump fail, to needing a contactor,capacitor,and start capacitor? Sounds like a lot of things failed at the same time.Guess it could happen but this send a red flag to me.

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    Sounds like it may have taken a power surge to me. What do you guys think?

    It could have been old age on that compressor that put strain on its start components and contactor. It may also be time to start day dreaming what you are going to replace system with in the next year or two.

  11. #24
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    I agree steve,
    I've never had a condensate pump cause a hard start problem.
    Let alone a bad contactor,

    Maybe the contactor was pitted witch caused the lack in voltage so it started so hard the pump went bad.
    If you try to fail, and succeed.
    Which have you done ?



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    I'm with Lusker, on the possible power surge.

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  13. #26
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by lusker
    Sounds like it may have taken a power surge to me. What do you guys think?

    It could have been old age on that compressor that put strain on its start components and contactor. It may also be time to start day dreaming what you are going to replace system with in the next year or two.
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    i agree

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