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  1. 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...
  10. 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...
  13. Thread: Appion vcrt

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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
  17. Thread: Had a bad day.

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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...
  18. 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...
  24. Thread: Appion vcrt

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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.
  27. Thread: Loud Blower Fan

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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
  28. Thread: Loud Blower Fan

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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...
  33. 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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    What is the brown looking wire that appears to go...

    What is the brown looking wire that appears to go into the coil on the left? It runs from the top of the photo, middle of the A coil and appears to go into a screw hole at the lower left of the A...
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    That was in the back of my mind as well.

    That was in the back of my mind as well.
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    Insulating the bulb is best practices, but most...

    Insulating the bulb is best practices, but most come from the mfr WITHOUT insulation.
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    Are you sure that all the days are programmed...

    Are you sure that all the days are programmed correctly?

    The full screen shot is in the scheduling area and showing only one day. The second photo, in your first set of photos, is showing what...
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    Can you take a full screen shot of the first...

    Can you take a full screen shot of the first photo?
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    What do you mean they default to 78°? Every temp...

    What do you mean they default to 78°?
    Every temp setting?
    Is unit supposed to be working but isn't and temp goes to 78°?

    You need to provide more information.
    Maybe post a photo of the screen.
  41. Carrier has a new touchscreen version that is the...

    Carrier has a new touchscreen version that is the replacement. It's not cheap!!!

    It's possible to use a generic thermostat but you will loose features, diagnostics and some staging of the...
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    Better than many techs. They would have returned...

    Better than many techs.
    They would have returned with the OEM capacitor on Monday.
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    The 40 I am going to assume was psig when he...

    The 40 I am going to assume was psig when he attached his gauges.

    Low pressure test can be just as vital as high pressure. At times I could only find the leak under low pressure. High pressure can...
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    Again, not going to debate you. These are my...

    Again, not going to debate you. These are my observations in life.
    I have been on, my mother, gov assistance as a child. Once she was able, she worked multiple jobs to keep off those programs and...
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    I am not making any correlation of any sort. As I...

    I am not making any correlation of any sort. As I stated, this is my observation.

    CA, my home state, has some of the worst, in my opinion, policies in the country. That's part of the reason I...
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    I'm hearing that same thing on the radio here in...

    I'm hearing that same thing on the radio here in So Cal.
    Actually have a family member that lost everything in Paradise.
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    No conspiracy, just observation. Currently in So...

    No conspiracy, just observation.
    Currently in So Cal and can't drive anywhere without seeing a Tesla, Prius or the like. They have rolling blackouts when power consumption is greater than supply....
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    Could have a leak in the system, moisture in the...

    Could have a leak in the system, moisture in the system(since it broke a year ago), tool failure or a combination of these among other things.
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    We do mainly Carrier equipment and I see similar...

    We do mainly Carrier equipment and I see similar all the time.
    I'm not in a salty area.

    To me this is "normal" but does it indicate an issue, nobody will admit to it.
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