||12-04-2011 01:33 PM
Heat pump heat strip has power when hot leads are disconnected?
I have a lemon of a heat pump. I didn't install it, but I don't have the funds to replace it either.
I've replaced four heat strips in the last six years. The last one has lasted less than one year. I went to look at it to verify that it was burnt through like it usually is. Put it back together and was ready to call the HVAC guy out, when I heard a buzzing noise that wasn't there earlier. I also noticed that one of heat heat strips was glowing.
Disconnected power again to take it back apart. Looked the same. Turned power back on and it still buzzed. Turned off power and disconnected the hot leads, thinking it was shorting out somewhere. Turned the power back on. STILL buzzing.
Any idea where this is being backfed from?