To CJT, Jeff, Speedy Jim, mm, Storming Mormon
Progress !!! Still not 100% fixed but progress....
You guys are great... mentioned that the Neutral was probably open... Hmmmm....
decided to check out the disconnect box which is separate from the inhouse power
distribution panel.. Our AC disconnect boxes are wall mounted on the outside
of the condo house. The maintenance people said "just open the one that
to your unit". So I did, pulled the disconnect (the old fuse panel pull out
type)....and GUESS WHAT !!! I still had power to my AC unit. Tried
the phone with maintenance people who said..."look if the disconnect didn't
must be getting power from someplace else and we can't help you". I
said...this AC is
pulling 30 amps so where is it coming from...not a wall receptacle I hope.
Anyway...it seems that several of the boxes all had incorrect condo unit numbers
on them. Building maintenance finally came down (they didn't want to, talk
attitude problems) and we finally located the proper disconnect box. Two
the box...one was blown open, the other was good..... So to all.... your
an open wire (neutral) was 100% ACCURATE !!!..... Good Work !!!
Replaced the fuse....system started up... At that time BGE Home finally
the parking lot (8 days late) so they checked out the system.
Compressor was running hot. Head pressure was high, 375 versus expected of
Suction was low about 55 instead of 65. and they found a slight leak at a
point, although freon level was adequate.
They said head pressure was high because the coil needed to be cleaned out.
So they said, we'll clean out your coil and replace the leaky connection....
nut to metering valve. It will cost you between 650 to 850 dollars. We
you purchase a new system, instead of putting that money into the old one.
How does one clean out the coils ??? I'd like to try that to see if it makes a
difference...before blindly going ahead and replacing the unit for $5000.00.
Your thoughts ???