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Posted in thread: Tip for for a compressor that wont run on 05-23-2012 at 08:30 AM
I have a 2.5 ton Goodman air conditioner condensing unit. I was having a problem where it would
burn up the contactor which would then eat the transformer. I had a service guy come out and
said that I...
Posted in thread: No power to my thermostat on 10-22-2009 at 09:22 AM
If you have a burned out transformer there is a good chance that the contactor shorted and
burned up the transformer. There is no good way to test the contactor. You can get one cheap
off of ebay. I a...
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 05-06-2009 at 11:46 AM
I spoke with an HVAC friend of mine and he laid out the typical scenario for a bad transformer.
His opinion is that during the spring within the first few hot days lots of people turn on
their AC. The...
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 05-06-2009 at 10:15 AM
Hey, the problem seems to have been a shorted contactor. I have bypassed the cities
contraption, they no longer use it anyway. Thanks so much.
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 05-04-2009 at 01:42 PM
You were right, the Transformer was burned out. I inspected the 24 volt wiring as best I could
and replaced the transformer. The unit worked with fan and heat. But, when I switched to AC the
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 04-30-2009 at 08:41 AM
My crappy old multi meter was working intermittently. I bought a better one at Harbor Freight
and will check out the transformer. Thankfully it is still reasonably cool here in NC. But,
soon it's gonn...
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 04-29-2009 at 12:46 PM
Just so I'm clear, the control board controls heat and AC, with central air, correct?
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 04-29-2009 at 12:36 PM
I checked power to the board this am before I left for work. It is getting 120VAC just fine.
Nothing is coming out of the other side. I wasn't really looking but, I don't remember seeing a
fuse on the...
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 04-28-2009 at 03:17 PM
If this matters, I did climb up in the attic and open up the furnace/blower. I turned off the
power. Opened her up and turned the power back on and held the safety switch down to see if the
green or r...
Posted in thread: Its that time of year, AC not working on 04-28-2009 at 03:04 PM
You rock dude. Seriously. Thanks!