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Old 04-19-2012, 09:01 AM   #76
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Thanx Ryanxo.....

The (Google) Force is strong with you

Now that I have the part number I could use a bit more of my Google skillz and found this
http://americanhvacparts.com/Merchan...y_Code=m-amana
much cheaper and supposedly replace my motor (and it claims to be more energy efficient too....


But Im still not sure if the motor is the issue or not...

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #77
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There were only 2 wires going directly to the motor windings, black and yellow. teh other ends went to each side of the cap...
then there was a red wire coming straight from the contactor/relay and that could be plugged into either A (low) or B (med), there was no C on my motor.
There was a third wire on the capacitor (the first two went into the motor coils) connected to the same capacitor terminal as the black wire to the windings, and I beleive it went back to the circuit board area...

any thoughts?
I have a few pictures of the motor, circuit board and schematic if that helps...

thanx again, Ill call the tenat this AM and see what she thinks.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #78
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #79
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The plug where the red wire is, should have high, med, and low. Put it on high if it isn't.
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correct, its got A, B, and C... but only A and B have the male spade, C (high) is empty... so it cant be connected to.... so I have it on medium....
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correct, its got A, B, and C... but only A and B have the male spade, C (high) is empty... so it cant be connected to.... so I have it on medium....
Ok. Then you gotta cross your fingers cleaning the coil took care of the air flow.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #82
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aint that the truth....

now my tenant is saying I should buy a new AC system just to get a more efficient one so she doesnt have to pay as high of an electric bill... jeeze.... I hate being a landlord!!!!
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aint that the truth....

now my tenant is saying I should buy a new AC system just to get a more efficient one so she doesnt have to pay as high of an electric bill... jeeze.... I hate being a landlord!!!!
LOl... Tell her ok, but she has to pay for 20% of it, since she'll be the one saving money.
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not sure how well that will fly, since legally I cant force that.....

But I could spec out the lowest end AC unit rated for my house and tell her she has to pay extra if she wants a better unit

I guess it would be a good idea to get some type of an extended warranty on it so I dont have to deal with any issues down the road....
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not sure how well that will fly, since legally I cant force that.....

But I could spec out the lowest end AC unit rated for my house and tell her she has to pay extra if she wants a better unit

I guess it would be a good idea to get some type of an extended warranty on it so I dont have to deal with any issues down the road....
Didn't mean to actually do it, just to say it to her, and watch her reaction.

Quite often, after a major improvement, or upgrade. many landlords raise the rent slightly to recover the cost.
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This tenant actually might be a bit more difficult...
at her last place, when the landlord did buy a new AC (since the old died and the house was going into foreclosure and he didnt want to put money into it), so she bought one and deducted it from her rent... he tried to take her to court and she won...

I just dont like the idea that she could easily sabotage the AC system so if doesnt work and force me into buying one.... I hate this landlord stuff... should have just given the house back to the bank
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This tenant actually might be a bit more difficult...
at her last place, when the landlord did buy a new AC (since the old died and the house was going into foreclosure and he didnt want to put money into it), so she bought one and deducted it from her rent... he tried to take her to court and she won...

I just dont like the idea that she could easily sabotage the AC system so if doesnt work and force me into buying one.... I hate this landlord stuff... should have just given the house back to the bank
If your lease includes working CA, then she could. if it doesn't she can't make you replace it, or deduct the cost of a new one from the rent.
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This is awesome!!!!
So I text her two days later and asked if the AC seemed to be working any better... her response... wait for it.....

"I dont know, I havent turned it on, Im afraid of my electric bill being high!!!!"

ummm... so people scare me... is she just gonna wait till it gets really hot and has to turn it on to see if it works?

I just dont get some people...
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It's your property so if you upgrade the entire system than you'll not only be doing the tenant a favor but yourself as well.

I've installed a bottom of the the line/entry level 14 SEER 410-A Rheem complete system in a one level approximately 1800 sq ft home. I went back one month later to address a drain issue (turned out to be the plumbing, not hvac) and she told me that last year her electric bill for the same month was over $400. This time it was $200. She couldn't be happier and more comfortable and all equipment is under warranty.

That's just one of many new system advantages, the bill.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #90
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true, but the bill, doesnt help me at all... so its hard to see that point of view... personally I would like to just give the house to the bank, (underwater about 70K) but I dont feel thats rights, so Im trying to stick it out and do the right thing.
My goal is to take care of the tenant and provide a livable house per the lease...
if the AC system works, but isnt the most efficient, it stilll works and the lease didnt include anything about upgrading the the system...

on a side note, what is a reasonable cost for a new complete system?
house is 1267sqrft, wouldnt want the best or worse system, just average with a decent warranty.

thanx
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