I have an A/C that sometimes (rarely) fails to start. I learned that
what cures it is going outside and giving it a slight, loving
kick. Then it starts.
It seems like a simple problem, maybe a solenoid getting stuck or some
such. Any thoughts?
Second that. I had to do some "kicking" to get my blower fan started.
Where do you get a contactor for that price? I'm serious.
Wanted to replace a badly corroded relay (contactor) for the furnace-a/c
blower and local place quoted $42. It's a Lennox furnace, but I asked for
generic, which the young lady had no idea about.
Rating: 24V Coil, Contacts 1.4 HP @ 240V
I ended up cleaning the contacts and it works fine, but it's corroded in
general, so a new one may not be a bad idea.
try ebay, that's not a huge amp rating...
yesterday I bought a 50 A, 3 pole contactor with 110v coil for $3, at
a junk yard. And the contactor is working fine in my phase converter
that I built yesterday.
There is no stuck solenoid, that was BAD guess. Stormin sometimes posts
to hear himself post.
You either have a sticking contactor, pitted contacts on the contactor,
a loose electrical connection, or a high or low pressure switch or other
safety switch not making good contact.
Mistaken, its on the outside..LOL
Stormin is a hack, period. Granted, hes persistant, but his advice over the
years has been dangerous at best, and for the most part, people that have a
clue, and want to have their item running correctly ignore him.
Im states that require a licence, he would have been stripped of it some
Here, at best, he would be a class H felon.
Checking a contactor takes about 20 seconds total and thats including to see
if the oxidation on the points is such to prevent proper contact. You either
have bad contact, or you have a bad slide on the unit, so replace it and be
done with it.
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