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Old 05-24-2010, 10:08 PM   #31
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Well....I must have touched every part of that thing in the last two days.

I would say the fan is running at about 60 maybe 70% speed it used to, and between the last time I used it 4 or 5 months ago and now.....it has lost all refrigerant.

I have a tech coming out on Wed, and I hope to god its something within the unit itself because its under warranty.

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:02 PM   #32
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At 6-7 years old, even if the unit is factory warrantied labor most likely will not be. Also there is a good chance that if there is a warranty it would be pro-rated. Just be prepared for a estimate.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #33
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Its off.....

I only had it running for 5-10 min max

The outside unit is under warranty so if the leak is in the unit they will have to fix it free of charge.
If the leak is between the unit and the attic.........Well I guess I get to spent $400 plus to have the leak found and fixed, and about 8 pounds of r22

And I still dunno why the fan is running slow.
Is it under a part and labor warranty.

Or just a part warranty.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:22 PM   #34
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At 6-7 years old, even if the unit is factory warrantied labor most likely will not be. Also there is a good chance that if there is a warranty it would be pro-rated. Just be prepared for a estimate.
Extended Warranty from installer...not manufacturer says...

PARTS:
Under this plan, we will replace all parts found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use and service listed under product information at no cost to you for the specified period. We will endeavor to provide parts and render prompt service at all times, but will not be responsible for delays due to strikes or nonavailability of replacement parts,or any cause beyond our control.

LABOR:
We are responsible for furnishing labor related to replacement of covered parts at no cost to you in fulfillment of this agreement. Replacement of inoperative parts under the terms of this agreement must be performed by....bla....bla.....bla..... during their normal business hours.

Travel:
We are responsible for furnishing the travel cost incurred in the repair.

Expiration date:
8/11/13

The rest is just plain stupid stuff like about alterations, forces of nature...bla bla bla

Oh....and I put the original run capacitor back on it.

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Old 05-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #35
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Check the fineprint for any possible warranty loopholes such as proof of any maintenance records or service records. Some Hvac service companies offer a charge to come out to evaluate your cooling system for a fee in the quest for selling service or maintenance contracts or possibly new Hvac systems. The fee could be a worthwhile diagnosis of your system which appears to be freon loss which is beyond most nonHvac folks capabilities...good luck
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:09 PM   #36
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Well.....

The techs from the company the outside unit was bought from came out and have determined that the unit is fine.

The problem is the evap coin in the air handler has ruptured a good size leak.

6 dif places have told me they cannot get a replacement because its r22 and from a 30 year old unit.

Guess I get to put in a whole new handler.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #37
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Replacement coils are available for ADP, Superior, and others.

These are third party companies. They also make coils for some of the manufacturers.

Sounds like those companies are trying to sell you a whole new unit, including a new condenser.
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Well.....

The techs from the company the outside unit was bought from came out and have determined that the unit is fine.

The problem is the evap coin in the air handler has ruptured a good size leak.

6 dif places have told me they cannot get a replacement because its r22 and from a 30 year old unit.

Guess I get to put in a whole new handler.
I have a replaced R-22 coil that is only 2yrs old, they have to still sell them somewhere...
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There still made today by both third parties, and the manufacturers.
Since they have to make them to honor their 5 and 10 year part warranties of units sold in 2009.

Pretty much all new coils are rated for both R22, and R410A.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:12 PM   #40
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The air handler unit in the attic is a 30 year old Carrier.

With the cost of a new coil/labor/refrigerant charge.........I would rather do my best to cut the costs down on a new handler.

My mother works for a company that has a HVAC guy that can get me the handler for $550.

My plan is to do as much as possible my getting the old one out and possibly the new one in ready to have him hook it all up and charge it.

He thinks I will probably not need a TXV.....what do you guys think?
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If your going to use the old outdoor unit. And the old coil doesn't have a TXV, then you don't need one.


However. Keep in mind that the condenser may last 10 more years. Or die 3 days after the new air handler is installed.
If if dies 3 days later. You will end up having to replace either the compressor. Or the outdoor unit. And then you are stuck with paying a little extra money to clean out the new coil. So you can use it for your new R410A outdoor unit. And your stuck with getting the brand that this guy can get.
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If your going to use the old outdoor unit. And the old coil doesn't have a TXV, then you don't need one.


However. Keep in mind that the condenser may last 10 more years. Or die 3 days after the new air handler is installed.
If if dies 3 days later. You will end up having to replace either the compressor. Or the outdoor unit. And then you are stuck with paying a little extra money to clean out the new coil. So you can use it for your new R410A outdoor unit. And your stuck with getting the brand that this guy can get.
I'm going with a 3 ton Carrier air handler.

The outside condenser it still under warranty for 3 years.......This guy can get me anything I want regardless to brand/cost/location
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Then what brand is the outdoor unit.
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Then what brand is the outdoor unit.
York....

Thats the same setup that has been going for the last 7 years.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:25 PM   #45
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Why would you put a Carrier air handler on a York condenser.

Or do you intend to get a Carrier condenser later.

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