I noticed a smell similar to wires burning coming from my 5 year old
thermostat. The air had not been on all day and it is 85 in my
house. I went to Home Depot and bought a new thermostat and hooked it
up. The A/C still wont come on. I turned the unit off downstairs and
unplugged the fuse out side for about 30 minutes and then turned them
both back on and still nothing. When I go outside and push on the new
contactor that was installed three weeks ago and hold the contactor in
the outside unit comes on. But if i let go, nothing.
Yeah, great advice. Next smartass response please...
I was told that this was a good place to get help in fixing problems
without having to call someone out but apparently my sources were
incorrect. Thanks for not helping me.
My vocabulary is limited and I am not HVAC man
and I often disagreed with many guys in here.
However my dear man if you don't have any experience
with electrical or electronics you should kept your pause
of the unit, now you made half hour of work for tech.
to half day. Thermostat is not only thing that control
any refrigeration system. while you may think otherwise
take it from old man if you don't know what are you doing
stay out of it.
Because they know what they're doing and post accurate information
Tony on the other hand posts crap and then says he's right.
But as you see above, he admits he's not an HVAC man.
Tony, you're nothing more than a dumbass!
Tony, read the last line above till *you* understand it... now think about
"take it from old man if you don't know what are you doing don't post it"
(Grammar errors left in place, so maybe you can understand it)
Just thought you all would like to know that the actual problem was a
blown transformer. It's fixed now and the house is cooling.
and, no Im not an HVAC person either but Im the type of person that
can turn a screw or hammer a nail and if it would have been the
thermostat it would have been fixed by me. Im not afraid to try and
fix things that Im capable of fixing. I dont need to call someone to
come and fix it for me if I can fix it myself. In this case, i
couldnt fix it myself SO I CALLED SOMEONE WHO COULD.
Have a nice weekend.
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