I have been in the process of installing a new HVAC system to include duct work, new Goodman AEPT series air handling unit. After much delay, I got the Goodman Heat Pump I ordered from the supplier. Friday I piped up the unit and today I hooked up the low and high voltage wiring. However, when i check to see if the condensing unit was running, I heard the low voltage relay engergize but the condensing unit didn't come on. I check the disconnect and there was no power so i traced it back to the breaker and found it had tripped out. I reset and and it immediately tripped out again. I check the wiring at the disconnect and found it read short. I disconnected the wiring from the compressor to the contactor and foud that there seemed to be a dead short between the 240 volt circuit. I tried the unit without the compressor connected and the fan motor cam on and it worked fine-except the compressor did not come on.
My question, what should I do now. I installed the unit myself...That is I borrowed a set of gages, torches and vaccuum pump to install, but I don't really want to pull the compressor from a brand new unit...I have no refrigerant recovery unit, or really want to go through all the trouble to do that to a new piece of equipment. Can I hire someone to remove the compressor, replace it and recharge the system and get reimbursed for my expenses? Thanks for any suggestions you can give.