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Old 05-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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I have a question. This also for knowledge base to. Saturday morning my air conditioner died. I am curious what caused it. I looked at the wires everything looks like it is plugged in. I know very little about air conditioners and furnances.

We went out in the morning and came back just before 11:00 am in the morning. When we got home the house seemed warm. I turned down the tstat and nothing happened. I went and checked the breakers and they were good. My wife said the filter showed on the tstat, so I went and got a new one and installed it. Nothing happened. I turned the tstat to only fan nothing. The tstat clicks but thats it. Turned it to the heat and turned up and still nothing. I turned the switch on the side of the furnace on and off and waited still nothing. Turned off the circuit breakers and back on still nothing. I don't believe the flame even started. I also changed the 15 AMP Tron fuses on the side (the screw in one). I do know that the A/C cymbol would start blinking and then would stay solid and not blink.

I am having someone look at it but I am looking to learn more about this so if it happens again, I can understand the termonolgy and lingo to fix it myself maybe or at least have a better idea on how it works. Sorry for rambling on my first post questions

Thanks in advance all ideas are welcome and appreciated.


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Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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It could be a few things but it doesn't appear to be anything major. Breakers would trip if the condenser/compressor grounded out.

I'm not sure of you have batteries operating the stat or not. If you do then it could be that the transformer is bad. If you do not have batteries then we can rule out the transformer being bad as you wouldn't have power to the stat.

It could be something as simple as a fuse or it could be the control board. Either way it's an electrical issue. Whether or not it's high or low voltage side or an electrical component is yet to be determined. It very well could be a bad thermostat.

You're going to find out when the service tech arrives.

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My father in-law found a blown fuse on the circuit board. He put 5 in and they all blew right away. I do have batteries in my tsat and they are new. I am wondering if narrows it down to the board itself. I did through searches they have had board problems not sure though.

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My father in-law found a blown fuse on the circuit board. He put 5 in and they all blew right away. I do have batteries in my tsat and they are new. I am wondering if narrows it down to the board itself. I did through searches they have had board problems not sure though.

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does not mean the board... could be a short in low voltage wiring.
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does not mean the board... could be a short in low voltage wiring.
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