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Old 09-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Dogs disconnected colored wires on Lennox A/C unit. How and where do I reconnect?

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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All wires are colored; the line voltage wires or the thermostat wires?

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Wires are coming from wall outside house. They are not enclosed in conduit like other wires are.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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If the dog removed the wires instead of chewing though them you will need to do a little more work.

Turn off power to the indoor unit.
How many low voltage conductors are present in the wire bundle?
What is the model number of the outdoor unit?

Best case scenario: only a red and a white wire to the HS outdoor unit.

Worst case scenario: An old HP model with the alternate wiring. This would require some pictures at the air handler as well as at the outdoor unit...


Do you have a digital camera?
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Front of compressor says: Disctinctions Amana; outside back label says: Goodman Mfg. Model CRT346-1A. Low: 150, High: 300.
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Well the fact that it is not a heat pump is good news in this situation.
How many conductors are present?

www.photobucket.com can be used to post pics.
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By conductors, I hope you mean wire connectors or wires. Red, white, blue, brown and yellow. They are all inside a single sleeving and are of a small gauge - at least 28 or smaller. Don't know where they go. Do they get wired inside the compressor?
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The red and white USUALLY connect to the condenser (Y and C). Some Amana units also require The "R" wire.

Can you post a picture of the outdoor unit control section?
You will usually need to remove two to four 5/16" hex screws to get to it.

Something like this (without the notes).

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High voltage is present here, even with the stat off. Turn of the service disconnect or breaker to the outdoor unit as well.
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If a dog chews this wire once, it will happen again. I recommend encasing the wire in conduit.

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