Check if compressor is attempting to start as fan
start but then it doesn't
listen for hum on compressor or click if it has ext.overload like
switch this will tell you that compressor is trying to start but it doesn't
if either one of this accrue add hard start kit
that may eliminate your problem
also if you compressor delaying start when is hot only
then definitely add HS kit
I agree with another poster that a model number.. at the very least...
would be nice!
Q: I've never seen a resi condenser that didn't start the fan/compressor
with a single contactor across the line. I suppose there are VS
compressors now on high-end units that would be different (of course)...
but I've never seen one.
We do control the condenser fan separately in some commercial packages
we put together.. with good results, although it's expensive and
requires a lot of controls and VS inside and out. Of course, special
attention is needed in the reefer circuit for this to be successful.
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