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Old 05-20-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
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My air conditioning (cooling) has gone away


My cooling stopped working from early morning today. Right now I am sitting in Phoenix without cooling.

There was stormy weather yesterday all night (it was high wind and lightning). sometime in midnight cooling stopped working.

I checked just before posting and heating part is working so air handler is fine it seems.

Also when we tried to start in evening, the unit outside (heat exchanger) started, and made sputtering sound few times and stopped in 5-10 seconds. The electrical power did not trip.

What might be happening here? Is it a possible DIY project ?

I also need to tell that i have analogue (mercury based) thermostat controller. I had opened it 2 days before to see back wires connection. But it worked after that for full one day. Can that be contributing factor. can it be possibly fixed by just changing thermostat?

Also I forgot to add is that I am on very tight budget, and want to not overspend, and do the job in minimum possible.

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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do you have fuses at the unit disconnect ? Blown fuse ?? , bad capacitor on the unit? fan on unit gone bad ?? Compressor bad ?? Not really enough info from your post

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As I am no HVAC man, I will have to search for the fuses and look for disconnect there and blown fuse , and bad capacitor etc.

To begin with I will exclude fan and compressor part and concentrate on fuse and capacitors.

Can you tell me where to find them?

2 story home , air handler in attic and single 5 tonne Goodman exchange unit outside the home .

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Old 05-20-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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As I am no HVAC man, I will have to search for the fuses and look for disconnect there and blown fuse , and bad capacitor etc.

To begin with I will exclude fan and compressor part and concentrate on fuse and capacitors.

Can you tell me where to find them?
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Cap. will be behind the electrical panel at the condensor. You could also have a wire burn off at the comp. If you don't know how or what to check . It may be time to call a pro
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