Unit wasn't working. Contractor came over and replaced 30 AMP fuse and
charged me $125, $42 for the fuse alone. What a joke. I paid because
of bitch reasoning, in other words I have something to complain about
to the contractor when I go to kill him tomorrow.
So now to the real question. Pressure and temperature are good.
Compressor is fine. When the unit "spins" everything gets cool. But
the unit after working for a couple hours, turns off. Now once I
turned the breakers off and restarted and all was OK for about 4
hours. Then unit shut off again. I can't keep on playing with the
breakers, and don't want to for the unit's sake.
Had contractor tell me compressor is fine and freon level is good.
What could be wrong with the thing? - Thanks!
P.S. It is not something simple and I deem it to be something
electrical. And yes, I can use a thermostat, even if it is
programmable. I did graduate in Engineering, but that only qualifies
me to be an idiot when it comes to servicing HVAC equipment. Thank god
I sell mortgages now...
Carrier's Web Site sux, and I can't find needed troubleshooting
manuals. Be that as it may, I don't want to take on the project
anyway, because supposedly I have a 10 year parts and labor warranty
on all my Carrier equipment; another thing I will bitch about
----------- You know what they say; _ _ _ _ 'em if they can't take
----------- Don't care if the fuse costs $500 to be quite honest.
When I state how the unit is reacting and some idiot installs a fuse
and walks away, it's stupidity - not "ignorance is bliss"... and you
would be correct... labor is not free when things are done correctly.
Hey, poet in the making with no meter.
---------- now we are getting to the answers; about time. Don't know
what you are talking about here, but I'll take your word for it.
------------ Yes, just did. Stated the compressor was burnt out and
ordered new parts. Another guy came that knew what he was doing
----------- That's exactly what the person did... have a 10 year
warranty on Carrier equipment I had installed 8 years ago, so I am
FORCED to have them back
Agreed; just did that - but had to be from same company due to
------------- And some of us deem that a stable central air
conditioner is more personable and knowledgeable than a bad HVAC
mechanic, so we'll leave it at that.
------------- Funny; you can get schematics from major TV
manufacturers online, and you sure don't have to be certifed to get
them. So I don't have to guess. The site sucks.
------------ Bought it new, it's 8 years old, and receipt says 10 year
parts and labor warranty on ALL Carrier Equipment installed with the
exception of the humidifier, which has 2 year parts and labor - so
what's good is I figured out how to read. And if a lawyer is a step
above a "mortgage lending agent", then maybe I'll just use one if the
warranty isn't followed.
------------ Agreed, it was bought by me, new 8 years ago
Thanks for the help and info!!
Yep, all the gauges did was check for pressure and temperature, which
according to you, doesn't mean much, so you were correct - I kind of
guessed it; didn't really look close enough
Yep, compressor was it. Looks like all there really is, is compressor,
blower motor, and control board. I may be very wrong about that
I went to Carrier's site, and it looked like they give a 5 year
warranty. I was assuming the contractor added another 5 years because
it is a decent size company. I thought I had to go back to them,
wasn't sure. Still don't know, but they already have it figured out
and are ordering the parts
Good to know; I did not know that tidbit above
---- Again, thanks much for the help!!!!!!!!
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