Oh thank you...I can tell you that they put a "Tester" on the wire to the Compressor and it "Beeped." They said that that was the worst sound I wanted to hear because it meant that the Compressor was dead.
I am talking about the Fan Motor being replaced. The cousin who installed the new fan motor used Duct tape and the Techs later said they found the main wire with tape on it had come off, touched the unit itself, and they suspect that it shorted out the Compressor.
But I just talked to the Service Manager again because...they had also said that they were disconnecting the Compressor to see if the Fan and something else ran with the Compressor being disconnected. I told him that I never saw that fan run. The techs told him that it was because the the Breaker was tripping. I told him that the Breaker tripped ONCE when they first started. The fuses also never blew after they started working, which also makes this Compressor thingy suspect to me. During the time that they wokred after they first did something tha made the Breaker trip, it did not trip again the whole hour that they tried stuff. They were asking me t ruen it on and off for them.
Manager called the Techs into his office in and they told him that it was not tripping all the way, inside the house. They never came into the house though. I would turn the breaker on and off when they asked me to. I abolutely know when it is fully tripped because you see red. I also know when it is a little tripped. It never tripped at all, but once, so I don't know for sure thatthe Breaker was the reason that the fan would not run after the Compressor was disengaged, as they said it SHOULD if it is not the Compressor.
I called back because they had said that if it was definitely the Compressor then when the Compressor was disengaged the Fan and something else would still run. They had told me that the wire coming off had NOT burned up the fa motor. Seems only the compressor. The Service manager told me that during the time that the fan Motor was (the one that got replaced) wearing out, the Compressor was running and not beneftiting from a cooling off of turning blades. He said that he did not think that the wire coming off killed the Compressor, but that it was about ready to go out anyways. I was tired. I did not want to appear argumentative but I wanted to push the envelope by telling him that the Senior Tech last week had said that the compressor was strong, when HE tested it. So either the fallen wire shorted it out or not, in my mind
Or, The Service Manager may want it to be that the Compressor was simply worn out, because he has to know that if they had not scared me from having heir HVAC techs changethe Fan motor...fear they would break it because it was old and I would HAVE to buy a whole unit, had they not scared me I would not have had a layman doing it. The wire would have been properly secured and I would have air.
But the fact that noting did work after they disegaged the Compressor made me hopeful that something simpler was just not letting the entire unit get power. No hum from ANYTHING. I want to have a different Company take a look, But all people want to do is sell you a unit.
I think they get some huge Commission or something for selling units. No one want to replace anything. Like they scared me off from having them replace a simple 135.00 fan and it resulted in me ...according to them, having a blown up Compressor. I KNOW that that Compressor was good last week. Him saying that the old Fan Motor took a toll on the Compressor sounds good, except that that Compressor had been tested and not run again until a new Fan Motor was in.
Do you know if after the wire fell off and touched the unit, tripping the breaker and blowing the fuse..do you know of anything that might kill the power still, to the entire unit?
I don't think they are at this point being dishonest but one tech had 5 yrs. Experience and the other only three. The nicest kids you ever want to meet and they tried really hard, but I just do not feel sure.
You are right no one wants to clean up someone else's mess, but had they just TRIED to replace that fan motor before scaring me to let them, it wouldn't be any mess. Surely they could have come out and seen one way of the other if it would easily come off (Bolts unscrew) before warning me that they might break something off if they tried to remove it.
I just feel screwed. It turned out that the bolts were not frozen and now it appears duct tape killed my unit. It just seems so totally avoidable. I wish to God I had known his plans for that duct tape.
I printed Newspapers for Twenty Years ad ran a Team so I know a tad about mechanics and such. I would have KNOWN not to let him use tape as a permanent fix in that instance. He still does not know.