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    Then in a pinch just cut the pvc a ways away from...

    Then in a pinch just cut the pvc a ways away from the air handler and get a 3/4 coupling and some glue ready. Vac it out to remove the obstruction and re attach with the coupler
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    You can also find the drain outside and hook up...

    You can also find the drain outside and hook up your shop vac there and prime it to a good suction if you want. That will work in a pinch but hvac1000 is right there should be a nice p trap and...
  3. Agree with hvac1000 - 1000% - and leave the unit...

    Agree with hvac1000 - 1000% - and leave the unit off too or you will quadruple your repair tab in a hurry if liquid refrig gets back to the compressor. Just pull the disconnect ouside so no one...
  4. Often there is a hex screw hiding in the back and...

    Often there is a hex screw hiding in the back and you need an inspection mirror to see it. A flexible head to get it out will save you a trip to you chiropractor afterward.

    If you can confirm all...
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    If you have 0 voltage on a call for fan-on at the...

    If you have 0 voltage on a call for fan-on at the thermostat than the motor is not getting the voltage to start. You have to back up that route to see if you have a problem on the green thermostat...
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    Test it at the leads to see if the voltage is...

    Test it at the leads to see if the voltage is getting to the motor.

    If you have voltage at the motor and no motor running the motor is bad.

    Make sure you have checked the run cap first that it...
  7. Maybe contactor coil is heating up and dropping...

    Maybe contactor coil is heating up and dropping voltage out, thus the plunger pops off and the unit shuts down.

    Or

    You could have a pressure switch that is tripping. Prob a hi pressure switch...
  8. Wow, some companies are still getting away with...

    Wow, some companies are still getting away with this crap.

    When you upsized your unit (sounds like you really didn't need to) it changes the balance of the air. If the unit is too large it will...
  9. Run capacitor check first. Bulged or leaking...

    Run capacitor check first. Bulged or leaking goo?

    Contactor burned up?

    Is the condenser fan running OK?

    Dual run cap or single? Even duals will have half fail i.e. compressor but the fan...
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    Yea it can.in fact many coil are good for r22 and...

    Yea it can.in fact many coil are good for r22 and 410a. More importantly is the metering device that is matched to the refrigerant and capacity to - meter - the refrigerant into the coil depending...
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    As long as it is a split system (and the service...

    As long as it is a split system (and the service valves don't leak) you can pump it down into the condenser coil, using the compressor.

    A bit technical but can be done with manifold gauges and a...
  12. Props to KidChaos on this one for calling BS on...

    Props to KidChaos on this one for calling BS on price

    Just got the local record broken in PHX - and not on temps

    Dual run cap- $325 and bonus I checked it and it was good...

    1lb of R22 $160...
  13. Check for a duct leak as well you can do the old...

    Check for a duct leak as well you can do the old door trick but probably you would have it in the supply side
  14. Check for a fuse (5amp) knife type in the air...

    Check for a fuse (5amp) knife type in the air handler and/or reset power to unit at breaker
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    Restriction maybe

    Restriction maybe
  16. If your unit can't pull below 85 you have a real...

    If your unit can't pull below 85 you have a real problem. I live in 115 degree days and 90 degree nights. If new find out what the deal is.

    Insulation can get pulled into the squirrl cage blower...
  17. What is an air handler? answer...

    What is an air handler?

    answer

    You guys are going to have to do a little leg work to get some answers. Find out what motors are working and which are not. Are all working? Do you know what...
  18. What kind of company has to come out and replace...

    What kind of company has to come out and replace a burned wire every year?

    Total insanity. Obviously something was over drawing the current in the first place or 5 other possible things.

    Now...
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    short answer is no that is ridiculous. sounds...

    short answer is no that is ridiculous.

    sounds like amateur hour with the company. Even if the unit operates with variable speed motors it should pull to temp and stay there thus ramping down.
    ...
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    Keep after it. His suggestions although solid,...

    Keep after it. His suggestions although solid, still aren't getting it done it sounds like.

    If it is intermittent like that - check the wiring

    Look for a frayed wire anywhere downstream from...
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    That takes some serious work to get all three to...

    That takes some serious work to get all three to pop off.

    Brown to run cap

    Purp and bk to line voltatge (contactor)
    Or one to contactor and one to defrost board if a heat pump
    One to
  22. 2 ton - the 024 is the giveaway

    2 ton - the 024 is the giveaway
  23. Can you feel the small copper pipe that feeds the...

    Can you feel the small copper pipe that feeds the air handler, if a split system?

    If so they will burble and vibrate when under a heavy heat load - could be it

    Or condensate drain is really...
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    Clean out the condensate drain line.

    Clean out the condensate drain line.
  25. Which motor did you swap out? Either way don't...

    Which motor did you swap out?

    Either way don't run it in case you start to suck liquid referig back to the compressor
  26. Remove hex screws and the whole squirrel cage...

    Remove hex screws and the whole squirrel cage slides out

    video here on it

    And

    another one here
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    Just wondering

    Just wondering
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    See if you can catch a motor in the act. When...

    See if you can catch a motor in the act.

    When you say water 'leaking' from side of air handler do you mean draining normally out through a pvc pipe condensate line or 'leaking' from seams in the...
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    If it is blowing cold for awhile then all of the...

    If it is blowing cold for awhile then all of the sudden changing to ambient air than more than possibly a motor is cutting out on the outdoor unit. See if you can tell when it happens next time - go...
  30. Evap coil dirty, return air restriction, or low...

    Evap coil dirty, return air restriction, or low refrigerant.

    If it gets frosty usually low refrig

    Goes to a solid block of ice of dirty coil, BIG restriction or blower motor cutting out in cool...
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    Possibly overcharged in more than one way. If a...

    Possibly overcharged in more than one way. If a R-22 than that is high

    how to use a manifold gauge set - FREE air conditioning repair, info and service site from Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix AC repair -...
  32. What happens when you turn the blower motor on by...

    What happens when you turn the blower motor on by itself.

    t-stat fan switch from auto to on?

    Same deal?

    Check all wires have solid connections

    Can try pulling cover off t-stat and wire...
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    One contactor and yes two motors. Compressor...

    One contactor and yes two motors.

    Compressor and outdoor fan motor (condenser fan motor)

    Make sure you identify what motor is still running. Is the fan motor still turning and the compressor...
  34. Although those are some great band-aids you have...

    Although those are some great band-aids you have to address the real issue at hand at some point. There are a ton of DIY options available to you to do first then if you run out of those you will...
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    Awesome summary here is a simple vid of multi...

    Awesome summary

    here is a simple vid of multi speed blower motor in a package rooftop unit - you can see the speed taps and how easy they are to change
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    Agreed, crappy ductwork, leaking ducts off the...

    Agreed, crappy ductwork, leaking ducts off the boots, flex doing loop - d - loops all over

    Blower motor tapped too slow

    Could be a 100 things or combination thereof
  37. Fan motor is overheating - get a tech who has...

    Fan motor is overheating - get a tech who has worked in the field for more than a couple of days.

    Could be motor going bad but there are a BUNCH of things to check first to eliminate that but it...
  38. Sorry just saw the 8 years old part You...

    Sorry just saw the 8 years old part

    You definitely do not need a new unit

    Is the condenser coil clean? Meaning did the fan overheat because it is not getting enough air flow over the coil and...
  39. Condenser fan motor - $150 if that - go online or...

    Condenser fan motor - $150 if that - go online or look at appliance parts repair shop even grainger - make sure to get a new run capacitor too

    Ez replacement if you do a little research and want...
  40. The first thing you want to do is not run it in...

    The first thing you want to do is not run it in 'cool' mode when testing it out and troubleshooting. If you keep freezing that coil up and liquid refrig gets back to the compressor than the repair...
  41. Agreed, but the classics never get old. People...

    Agreed, but the classics never get old.

    People who read this tale: Do 10 minutes of research BEFORE you let your fingers do the walking - not after the bill is in your hand and the break lights...
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    Yellow wire prob or wire prob in general from the...

    Yellow wire prob or wire prob in general from the t-stat to the air handler or unit (if package unit).

    check image glossary for pics
  43. Do you have a heat pump only or aux heat along...

    Do you have a heat pump only or aux heat along with it?

    Are you sure the vents were not blowing ambient air and it was defiantely hot 95 degree+ air?
  44. Epic rip off call - sorry to hear it Stuff is...

    Epic rip off call - sorry to hear it

    Stuff is still going on all the time

    Try to get a database of good tradesman and contacts. Plumbers , electricians, a/c guys. They are out there you just...
  45. Bad wiring by the install hacks. call them...

    Bad wiring by the install hacks.

    call them back and tell them to start at the t-stat and get to it
    Thinking orange wire - reversing valve but it is on them. This should be HVAC 101 stuff
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    He is right on about the rewire In the future...

    He is right on about the rewire

    In the future and for all who read this going forward:

    stop the 3 wire madness when re-doing condenser fan motors.

    Just go to 4 wires - it is so easy and...
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    If unit has not been running than it cannot be...

    If unit has not been running than it cannot be condensate from the coil - yes

    Are you absolutely sure it is from the pvc drain that attaches to the air handler. Even if it is dripping I would hold...
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    Capacitor if it will run with a nudge or it is...

    Capacitor if it will run with a nudge or it is out on a heat overload.

    If it is tough to move the blade than the windings are shot - new motor

    You may get to new motor anyway
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    Seeing this one a lot lately Check outdoor...

    Seeing this one a lot lately

    Check outdoor coil is it clean?

    Check voltage at contactor and across contactor when running are you getting same voltage?

    Frayed wires etc. loose connections?
    ...
  50. Take relay and with an ohmmeter check the...

    Take relay and with an ohmmeter check the Normally open terminals - do you get continuity?

    Check the normally closed - what do you get

    Use that little beeping function in the multimeter

    Oh...
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