Homeowners please read the charter for alt.hvac and sci.engr.heat-vent-ac
It states: The HVAC groups are not intended to supplement the homeowner
groups such as
misc.consumer.house and alt.home.repair
So please go there and post your question or call your local heating/ air
conditioning contractor to service your equipment.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a qualified
heating contractor should inspect the home heating system annually. Checks
should be made of the furnace or boiler, and its electrical and mechanical
components, thermostat controls and automatic safety switches.
If you're going to drop $650 ( a fairly high price for a "labor only"
compressor replacement IMO) into a compressor swap on a unit over 4
years old, you might consider replacing the entire outdoor HP.
New unit, new 5-year warranty, new everything.
Get prices and consider the -next- compressor replacement will be on
your dime; over $1K.
Most importantly, have somebody qualified try and figure out what
caused the failure in the first place.
Dirty indoor coils, poor maintenance, low air volume are a heatpumps
Good luck with it.
On 3 Sep 2004 22:03:23 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (rockinghorse)
thanks. it is done deal and fixed. most of the replies I had were
"flat rate of >= $750"...
The main big old capacitor in there was bad and leaking a lot..
speculation was that its going bad eventually took the compressor
whatever. it is changed and done.
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