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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-23-2012, 07:30 AM
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Posted By falconbrother
Tip for for a compressor that wont run

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-22-2009, 08:22 AM
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Posted By falconbrother
If you have a burned out transformer there is a...

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. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-06-2009, 10:46 AM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
I spoke with an HVAC friend of mine and he laid...

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. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-06-2009, 09:15 AM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
Hey, the problem seems to have been a shorted...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-04-2009, 12:42 PM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
You were right, the Transformer was burned out. ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-30-2009, 07:41 AM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
My crappy old multi meter was working...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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Posted By falconbrother
Just so I'm clear, the control board controls...

Just so I'm clear, the control board controls heat and AC, with central air, correct?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-29-2009, 11:36 AM
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Posted By falconbrother
I checked power to the board this am before I...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-28-2009, 02:17 PM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
If this matters, I did climb up in the attic and...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-28-2009, 02:04 PM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
You rock dude. Seriously. Thanks!

You rock dude. Seriously. Thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-27-2009, 12:32 PM
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Posted By falconbrother
I haven't checked it yet. I planned to do that...

I haven't checked it yet. I planned to do that today. HVAC is pretty new to me. I was an aircraft mechanic for 5 years and do all my own car repairs, but HVAC is a bit of a stranger. I followed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-27-2009, 08:17 AM
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Views: 3,518
Posted By falconbrother
Its that time of year, AC not working

Hi all, I have an Air Conditioner problem and I think it's the control board. I have a gas pack and AC. The heat worked fine all winter. The Compressor unit outside is a Goodman that was replaced...
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