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  1. Thread: No Access

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    Unless you are getting paid to show up, have them...

    Unless you are getting paid to show up, have them send you a photo or two before going.
  2. How about a condensate pump and a secondary drain...

    How about a condensate pump and a secondary drain safety?
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    Benefit to using a Lennox dealer is access to...

    Benefit to using a Lennox dealer is access to parts and warranty.

    A non Lennox dealer will be at a disadvantage on a few levels compared to a Lennox dealer. This is just something to be aware of,...
  4. I think the national average of heating and...

    I think the national average of heating and cooling systems are 18-22 years. However, this is most likely based on a gas furnace and air conditioner. Each only runs a portion of the year.

    A heat...
  5. Generic answer is NO. Without some additional...

    Generic answer is NO.

    Without some additional wiring and controls, you won't be able to PROPERLY use both stages.

    You state that you were expecting something different.
    Why?
    Did you get...
  6. "All the wires were checked, transformer out at...

    "All the wires were checked, transformer out at the unit is fine. Control board is fine.
    Really?!?!

    What are the model numbers of your furnace and outdoor unit?
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    Usually loud air flow is an indication of...

    Usually loud air flow is an indication of restricted air flow.
    a) dirty/plugged air filter
    b) undersized ductwork
    c) oversized equipment
    combination of b & c
    d) incorrect fan setting

    It...
  8. Has it ever been serviced?

    Has it ever been serviced?
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    Check valve in compressor may be ineffective now,...

    Check valve in compressor may be ineffective now, as stated.

    Also, a residential set up running in low ambient conditions should have additional accessories added to compensate.

    Hit goes to...
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    You are outside normal operating parameters for a...

    You are outside normal operating parameters for a comfort cooling system.
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    My post stands as originally posted!!!! It is...

    My post stands as originally posted!!!!

    It is NOT an air handler above the furnace, it is the evaporator coil.
    Yes the panel you left out goes behind the front cover. As stated, depending on the...
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    "...About a month ago we had the furnace and...

    "...About a month ago we had the furnace and coils in our attic replaced because of a leaking drip pan (and the unit was 23 years old). The condenser outside is two years old..."
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    I did not see the unit info, maybe the OP took it...

    I did not see the unit info, maybe the OP took it down.

    Thinking aloud here:

    2 year old condenser with R-22, really?

    New furnace and coil(per OP).

    Why did the indoor coil get...
  14. If they don't use a 2 stage stat, did they wire...

    If they don't use a 2 stage stat, did they wire it for W1 & W2 signals?
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    It needs to go somewhere!!! If this is a new...

    It needs to go somewhere!!!

    If this is a new install, maybe they forgot to hook it up.
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    2 things. First, hard to tell from that video,...

    2 things.

    First, hard to tell from that video, but is there ice/frost on those lines in the outdoor unit?

    Second, that noise is similar to harmonic vibration through a return grill. It is also...
  17. Is it in the control device or the equipment?

    Is it in the control device or the equipment?
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    It is simply ventilation air. Not only does it...

    It is simply ventilation air. Not only does it dilute the VOCs, but it is also combustion air for any fuel burning appliance(furnace, cook stove, etc) that does NOT have its own direct access to...
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    As I stated, I am not sure if the regulations are...

    As I stated, I am not sure if the regulations are state or federal mandates.

    Also, as I stated, in my state there is no longer outside air requirements but an exhaust fan must be running 24/7.
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    OP stated manufactured, which is different than...

    OP stated manufactured, which is different than mobile.

    Many newer mobiles are fairly tight, some even rated Good Sense or Super Good Sense(or something like that indicating energy efficiency).
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    From an internet search, you will need to change...

    From an internet search, you will need to change the entire blower assembly for 4 ton airflow possibility.

    The 3 ton is a smaller wheel, housing and motor.

    Who put a 4 ton a/c on a 3 ton max...
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    False. Told to you by someone who does not...

    False.

    Told to you by someone who does not know what the purpose is.
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    It has NOTHING to do with the functionality of...

    It has NOTHING to do with the functionality of the heat or cool. It is, as stated, to introduce outside air to dilute indoor pollutants. This started when houses began to get air sealed. Not enough...
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    OP, confirm we are talking about a mobile home as...

    OP, confirm we are talking about a mobile home as it was assumed in one of the posts.

    Ventilation air is an ever changing requirement, state but not sure if federal. In my state there is now no...
  26. Do you set the temp back on your refrigerator?...

    Do you set the temp back on your refrigerator? No. You keep it at one temp and it maintains that temp. Add in the new groceries and the temp rises, the compressor comes on and cools down(removes the...
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    Indoor fan or outdoor fan?

    Indoor fan or outdoor fan?
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    I'd also say lack of proper info to really help....

    I'd also say lack of proper info to really help.

    Why this size unit?

    Any tests done to measure airflow?

    Sounds like no aux heat when going into defrost, why? If tech did not check, he should...
  29. Thread: Appion vcrt

    by pacnw
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    I have the same thought. Only way I justify it...

    I have the same thought.

    Only way I justify it is that it is 2 in 1, as stated, 1/4 & 5/16. So if you do a fair share of ductless units, it cheaper than buying 2 tools.

    Reliability and repair...
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    We have 2 boxes of the stuff and it does not seem...

    We have 2 boxes of the stuff and it does not seem to fit.

    There seems to be a variance in that piece at the end of the unit's tube.
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    Would you go to a doctor, auto mechanic, dentist,...

    Would you go to a doctor, auto mechanic, dentist, or any other professional you don't trust?

    Just like those professions, HVAC-R is a profession. Choosing based on price rather than...
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    Are you using the app for the SPM100? Those...

    Are you using the app for the SPM100?

    Those are reversed, have been since day one. I sent them an email, but even in the updated app, no change.

    Return on negative port
    Supply on positive port
  33. Thread: Had a bad day.

    by pacnw
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    I would have spent the money on a BLuVac over...

    I would have spent the money on a BLuVac over Testo any day!!!!!

    Most ductless units call for a high pressure test, >500 psig for an extended time, 24 hours. Now I am unsure who has the time to do...
  34. Yes, the newest touchscreen does. I disable...

    Yes, the newest touchscreen does.

    I disable them and don't inform the customer. They are "free" to discover it on their own. It's not that difficult to disable/enable.

    there was/is another...
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    Not sure how your tech can't get the proper...

    Not sure how your tech can't get the proper replacement part(s). Goodman's factory authorized parts dealer will have the info needed.
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    Spokane/Couer d Alene area job availability

    What is the job market like in this area?
    This area seems to be growing and it may be of interest to move there.

    I'm not interested in a salestech position, but a service/repair technician for...
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    The ECM has gone through many variations since...

    The ECM has gone through many variations since its introduction and more to come.

    As a technician, the main failure of the module used to be easily repaired, if one so chose to do so, but the mfr...
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    I would bet your experience contacting the mfr of...

    I would bet your experience contacting the mfr of your automobile, refrigerator, or most any other major item would result in the same "feeling". The mfr is unaware of the competency of the caller,...
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    Depending on the furnace it can be a pain to...

    Depending on the furnace it can be a pain to access and remove. This can lead to bent metal, missing or bunched up insulation and improperly installed components.

    Not putting it back in, poor...
  40. Thread: Appion vcrt

    by pacnw
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    Could not agree more. $52 for a new tool $48...

    Could not agree more.

    $52 for a new tool
    $48 for a rebuild kit(pain in the ass and usually does not work)

    I'm moving on!!
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    I think, no I know, you are in over your...

    I think, no I know, you are in over your head!!!!!

    Call a local professional to diagnose your issue, fix it, service it and explain how your system does work.

    You clearly have ZERO clue.
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    Unfortunately the ductless line products and...

    Unfortunately the ductless line products and accessories seem to become obsolete rather quickly and most times there is no alternative.

    The manufacturer is your best source.
  43. Thread: Loud Blower Fan

    by pacnw
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    Still not the model number. There is a data...

    Still not the model number.

    There is a data plate, usually inside the upper door on the side wall, that will have model number, serial number and other information.

    Example: 58STA080F1112
  44. Thread: Loud Blower Fan

    by pacnw
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    What is the entire model number? Most likely...

    What is the entire model number?

    Most likely it is oversized and/or not enough duct work.
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    The stat is not turning on the individual...

    The stat is not turning on the individual components in the outdoor unit. The contactor, when energized does that. However, as I posted, if it is short cycling the fan has no load to start against...
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    Best thing is to dump the NEST for a reliable...

    Best thing is to dump the NEST for a reliable stat, if that is all the wires you have.

    Other stats can be used that will work with the wires you have, some even without those wires.
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    NEST issue!!!! I have seen weird things with...

    NEST issue!!!!

    I have seen weird things with the NEST. Remove it and all is normal. Now you may still have an equipment issue, but as a tech I would install a proven stat FIRST!!! If issue were to...
  49. I'd junk that washable filter!!! Any added...

    I'd junk that washable filter!!!

    Any added static, restriction in air flow, will cause the motor to increase RPM to maintain CFM.

    Maybe the wheel is failing, out of balance and/or coming apart.
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    Did they replace it each time the system was...

    Did they replace it each time the system was opened?

    Is it still inside the outdoor unit?

    If it were me, I would have removed it from the outdoor unit and placed it at the indoor coil.
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