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  1. Thread: Run capisitor

    by vstech
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    This forum cannot offer diy advice, sorry.

    This forum cannot offer diy advice, sorry.
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    Why ya gotta steal my ladder...

    I Mena, I go to the truck, I get back it's gone...
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    Have you checked for Amana stock? It’s a higher...

    Have you checked for Amana stock? It’s a higher price, but it has a better warranty.
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    Equipment brand is nothing compared to the...

    Equipment brand is nothing compared to the technicians doing the setup and install.

    Goodman makes comparable equipment to the ICP (Bryant/carrier/comfort maker/etc) the 16SEER equipment has better...
  5. Yes.

    Yes.
  6. I don’t understand. Vents are supposed to be the...

    I don’t understand.
    Vents are supposed to be the intake, and registers are supposed to be the supply air.
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    Even though the water isn’t dripping out of the...

    Even though the water isn’t dripping out of the unit, it IS getting dumped outside. Don’t drill a hole, all this will accomplish is raising the power bill, and reducing the amount of cooling the unit...
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    Every single window unit I have worked on since...

    Every single window unit I have worked on since the early 80’s has has a slinger built into the fan blade to sling condensate into the condenser coil. The condensate runs into a channel out to the...
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    And that is what an ac unit does… But RELATIVE...

    And that is what an ac unit does…

    But RELATIVE humidity is a case of air at a lower temp holds less water, so even though the amount of water that was in the air has been lowered, the RELATIVE...
  10. Two problems here... This isn't the appliance...

    Two problems here...
    This isn't the appliance forum. Nor is it the refrigeration forum.
    Second problem is asking a specific DIY question and complaining that the forum you are visiting won't offer...
  11. Define after? Is the probe between the filter...

    Define after?
    Is the probe between the filter and the blower?
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    Iirc, ALL window shakers have them…

    Iirc, ALL window shakers have them…
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    Many ac units use the condensate to increase the...

    Many ac units use the condensate to increase the cooling efficiency of the unit. Anytime cooling occurs, humidity is removed from the space, but if the unit cools more than it removes, it will raise...
  14. A lot to unpack here. #1, you had water on the...

    A lot to unpack here.

    #1, you had water on the floor…

    #2, you changed a capacitor for some reason… and the air? Filter… was it very very dirty, or just due to be changed? The filter could have...
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    Instead of replacing with flex, try getting...

    Instead of replacing with flex, try getting prices on actually upgrading your ductwork… air sealing, insulating etc… it might be better overall than flex, and less expensive.
    Also, some companies...
  16. I'm sorry, but diy advice is against the rules...

    I'm sorry, but diy advice is against the rules here. Best we can do is suggest you call a tech capable of determining the fault.
    Far less expensive than swapping parts, or breaking things
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    It could also be a defective txv, but many...

    It could also be a defective txv, but many measurements are needed to determine this.
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    Ice means the system is removing more heat than...

    Ice means the system is removing more heat than the system has airflow to remove.
    So, either its a low charge, or a low airflow situation below the low stage capability, or the system is locked into...
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    IDK, freezing coil on a 5 stage unit sounds like...

    IDK, freezing coil on a 5 stage unit sounds like a defect to me...
  20. First off, 65 is unreasonable... Secondly, what...

    First off, 65 is unreasonable...
    Secondly, what is incomplete? Insulation? Drywall? 79 is quite a ways off, but if breaches exist, then not unusual...
  21. Poll: You are not understanding what we are telling...

    You are not understanding what we are telling you.

    The system should NOT have the motor replaced until you find the leak, or at least decide to find the leak and install a LOT of money worth of...
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    Duct design and layout is a large job. Best to...

    Duct design and layout is a large job. Best to find a contractor willing to design it for you.
    Replacing metal with flex of the same diameter will cut your airflow by about 20%, so take that into...
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    It might be time to spend the extra on a Santa...

    It might be time to spend the extra on a Santa Fe… far better equipment.
  24. Was the frost present as soon as you opened the...

    Was the frost present as soon as you opened the air handler, or after the door had been off for a few minutes?
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    I installed a ton of those in the early 80’s,...

    I installed a ton of those in the early 80’s, still maintain a few in my area. I’ve swapped steel grills on in place of the long gone plastic guards… from far newer units that have failed…
  26. Thread: Duct leakage

    by vstech
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    I mean… The lineset is nice and straight…

    I mean…

    The lineset is nice and straight…
  27. Could be a qc checkmark, showing they tested good...

    Could be a qc checkmark, showing they tested good at assembly.
  28. It is an energy conservation feature, the...

    It is an energy conservation feature, the computer only pushes rated airflow when in heat or cool mode, not in fan only mode.
  29. Odd indeed. When it doesn’t cool, does the...

    Odd indeed.
    When it doesn’t cool, does the compressor outside run?
    It’s possible you have a defective thermostat, and heat is coming on…
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    I like the Santa Fe brand, April aire seems cheap...

    I like the Santa Fe brand, April aire seems cheap to me.
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    I use it. It goes a LOT further than a nitro...

    I use it.
    It goes a LOT further than a nitro cylinder.
    My brother guilted me due to it being a greenhouse gas…
    And it isn’t as easy to get a refil, since none of the supply houses carry it, ya...
  32. How much of your ductwork is in the attic? How...

    How much of your ductwork is in the attic?
    How old is the home?
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    FYI… while the units are diy to INSTALL… removing...

    FYI… while the units are diy to INSTALL… removing them requires a contractor… please get one if you need more cooling. A good contractor would have told you the 18K was too small in the first place.
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    Mr cool lines are precharge… once you open them,...

    Mr cool lines are precharge… once you open them, you will be replacing it all…

    Mr cool isn’t designed to be upgraded, just replaced.
    And they come with everything to replace it.
  35. In AZ, I highly doubt there will be any...

    In AZ, I highly doubt there will be any condensate anyway…
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    The old installs with a sight glass by the...

    The old installs with a sight glass by the condenser do indicate a low charge with bubbles, but in reality, the condenser is the worst place for the glass with a long lineset…
    Subcool and superheat...
  37. I’ve seen a million of em coated in rust, the...

    I’ve seen a million of em coated in rust, the paint or powder coat long flaked off, or burned off by the installer… they are a pretty thick steel case, the rust isn’t going to hurt anything but the...
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    In the shoulder seasons I get a LOT of equipment...

    In the shoulder seasons I get a LOT of equipment freezing up. Operating a unit below 65 or so isn’t usually an issue, but MANY homeowners and renters think turning the ac lower will make them more...
  39. Where are the spooling sounds originating from?...

    Where are the spooling sounds originating from? You could be hearing the condenser fan motor orienting itself, along with the compressor setting on a capacity.
    Also, he variable speed ECM fan...
  40. Wiring and other diy type assistance isnít...

    Wiring and other diy type assistance isnít allowed to be discussed on this forum. Sorry.
  41. I hope you get your thermostat issue remedied,...

    I hope you get your thermostat issue remedied, but if you are having power issues, you might want to consider a generac pwrcell installed. Not only can it provide backup power when the grid is down,...
  42. Please do not post diy questions or solutions on...

    Please do not post diy questions or solutions on this forum.
  43. I see that stated in so many home inspection...

    I see that stated in so many home inspection reports… really steams me.
  44. I am not a fan of panned return ductwork, unless...

    I am not a fan of panned return ductwork, unless we’ll sealed from the other side, it lets a lot get behind the filter.
  45. Think on this… You are changing a near top of...

    Think on this…

    You are changing a near top of the line 12SEER UNIT FOR A BUILDER GRADE MINIMUM unit.
    14SEER looks like an upgrade, but it is not. It is a unit built as cheaply as possible to...
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    Tying into plumbing can be done, but a trap with...

    Tying into plumbing can be done, but a trap with an air gap is required, and many areas require a dry fill kit installed to prevent seasonal loss of trap fill allowing sewer gasses into the living...
  47. This is a good reason to use electronic charge...

    This is a good reason to use electronic charge devices instead of a full manifold set for maintenance.

    I carry several different adapters in my van for difficult to access connections.
  48. Yeah, but then ya gotta move the armaflex...

    Yeah, but then ya gotta move the armaflex further, and put ANOTHER ding in the line…
  49. Unlikely the furnace will run if the residence is...

    Unlikely the furnace will run if the residence is being raised to that high a temp… make sure thermostat doesn’t have an aut ac function…
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    They are idiots… The water heater will output...

    They are idiots…
    The water heater will output twice the condensate as the furnace… when the water heater is operating… the furnace will operate for longer periods of time of course.
    The water will...
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