Heil High Efficiency 5000 - HVAC - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #16
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,884
Rewards Points: 2,220
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Never mind, red wire from contractors to cap common already there.

Advertisement

Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #17
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,884
Rewards Points: 2,220
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


My fault. That was good, "hot date" and "an attic." Pretty funny.

OP, I can't make where that yellow wire is coming from. If you can trace it back to it's origin then I can help you. If it's from the fan than it goes on the capacitor with the red wire on the common terminal.
Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 07:44 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


The yellow wire in my pic is the low voltage (24 v) going to the coil.

Today as I was trying to find a cap. I came across a place that worked on motors in the next town. I stopped. No luck on the dual cap. I suggested maybe two seperate cap if he had them. He had a 40 and 3 for 16.00. For some reason I had him check my old one. A place right down the road from him told me it was weak and needed replaced. This guy checks it and it checks out right on the money. Now we are back to the fan.

Got the fan replaced with its own cap. The new motor is 1/5 hp. Old one was 1/6 hp. Old moter was 1100 rpm's, new one is 1075. The change in motors meant a change in uf form 3 to 5 for the fan, so it got its own cap.

The old cap was 440 volts. The compressor is still running off of it. The new cap for the new fan motor is 370 volts/5 uf.

Long story short, for $157 and change my house is cool again.

Hopefully, in my wife's eyes, I will be when she gets back from Gulf Shores.

Unless the house burns down!

Thanks guys for taking the time to respond.
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #19
Member
 
JJboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


So, you kept the dual capacitor (440V) connected to the compressor and installed the new motor with the new cap (370V) right?

If you changed the dual capacitor (440v) for 370V you're doing wrong.

Just making sure
__________________

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
JJboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Quote:
Originally Posted by JJboy;728350[B
]So, you kept the dual capacitor (440V) connected to the compressor and installed the new motor with the new cap (370V) right?[/B]
If you changed the dual capacitor (440v) for 370V you're doing wrong.

Just making sure
Right new 370 cap for the new fan motor. I did ask the young guy about that. He was a different guy than I first talked to. His opinion was the fan was only 220 volts and the new cap would be okay. The new fan does seem to work fine. Starts with no hesitation.

Should I be concerned?
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:24 PM   #21
Member
 
JJboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Should be ok 370v for the new fan motor......keep the compressor with 440v capacitor
__________________

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
JJboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Quote:
Originally Posted by JJboy View Post
Should be ok 370v for the new fan motor......keep the compressor with 440v capacitor
Exactly what we did.

I decided to take a look at my old motor I kept. Printed on it is: 5 MFD 370 vac capacitor.

As I stated, the original cap is a dual cap 440 volts 40 and 3 micro farads.

Maybe this is the reason I have had to change the fan out twice? I thought it was a little odd someone had marked the terminals with a black marker as it was very hard to read what each terminal was.
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #23
Member
 
JJboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


There isn't problem to change 370v to 440v. We are getting a lot capacitors made in China.....with are sucks.
__________________

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
JJboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 10:08 PM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Looks like the original fan was rated for 5 mfds. It was running off a 3 mfds cap. I was not aware the original fan was rated for 5uf's.

I am very inexperienced with this sort of thing. I did work on the older kitchen appliances several years ago, never really got into heating and air much. That being said, I take "mfd" to be the same as uf (micro farads). Hope I spelt that right.
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 10:23 AM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Kind of ironic just getting my cooling situation fixed a day or two ago and turning the heat on this morning. It was 67deg when I looked at the stat.
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 10:27 AM   #26
Member
 
JJboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Quote:
Originally Posted by boman47k View Post
Kind of ironic just getting my cooling situation fixed a day or two ago and turning the heat on this morning. It was 67deg when I looked at the stat.

At least you saved in electric bill
__________________

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
JJboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 10:54 AM   #27
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


By switching from electric to gas? Maybe, but with the cost of the fan motor.....

I guess wife has the heat set at 68, but the fan seems to run constantly. Is it supposed to? Or should it go off when the stat is satisfied?
boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,088
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Heil High Efficiency 5000


Disregard the comment about the fan running constantly. I decided to look at the stat to check the settings, fan, auto, etc..

It was set on fan. Set it on auto and think I am good to go now.

Advertisement

boman47k is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First replacement unit R22 to R410A high efficiency JJboy HVAC 24 04-25-2011 09:07 PM
New High Efficiency Furnace Problem Buster 567 HVAC 8 12-13-2010 09:36 PM
Heil 5000 AC unit capode62 HVAC 2 07-06-2010 07:34 PM
High Efficiency Furnace Combustion and Exhaust pirateo HVAC 7 08-13-2009 11:58 AM
Heil 5000 AC robtspcr HVAC 1 02-10-2008 04:04 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts