Our Carrier home air cond. system has started acting up. It is doing
1. I will run for about and hour or so and stop.
2. Service tech comes out and checks freon levels are good and finds
a switch inside the unit that was blackend. He replaces the switch
and I fire it up. Service guys ssys do not turn off anyhting and call
him back it it stops. It runs about 2 hours and stops.
3. service guy comes back out and removes cover over compressor and
finds that the cap over the wires going into the compressor is broken
from heat. The power is off to the unit. While standing there we
hear a poping noise and the service guy says it will run now. He says
the compressor has a thermal switch on it that will cut it off if it
gets to hot. He plugs the power plug back in and tells me to fire it
up. I do and the units come back to life. He then takes down the
serial number from my units and tells me they will have to call
Carrier tech support and ask them what they think it is.
Service thinks that there could be a bad filter or something clogged
on the system and he is not sure. He says they will get with me on
He said that if the compressor is bad it is almost has easy to put a
new unit in and be done with it. He said a new compressor can cost
upwards or 800.00 to 900.00 or more.
Needless to say all this is going on Friday and Saturday with temps in
the 90's. We went and purchased two windows units to atleat keep us
cool until we get it fixed.
I know this was long winded but I wnated to get as much info out as I
So based on my problem, does anyone have any ideas on this?
Thanks for your time.
Funny thing was when I was a kid I almost went into this field.