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  1. HVAC
    So I live in a college/University community and every year, regardless of viral disease and mayhem, the students throw away tons of furniture, appliances, and the infamous mii fridge. I've scooped a few over the years selling them on craigslist and the like. About 6 months ago I was coming home...
  2. HVAC
    A few days back, I found out that the fan of the HVAC system is running (fan inside is running and heating works fine) but the outside condenser unit is not running. The circuit breaker was tripped and whenever I switch on the circuit breaker, it trips again in 3-5 seconds. I changed the circuit...
  3. HVAC
    The other day I noticed that hot air was coming out of my vents when I had the A/C running. I went and looked at the condenser and the compressor was running but the fan was not and the fan motor was very hot. After doing some studying, I replace the cap and turned the A/C back on but the fan...
  4. HVAC
    ac works great condenser fan spins i have cold air. the heater however will not stay running typically runs 30 mins they cuts off and hums or the fan will not kick on at all and just sits there humming while we freeze. i've replaced the capacitor and that didnt fix anything im low on cash for...
  5. HVAC
    Hi! Would appreciate a bit of help... I am installing a used XR12 Trane unit 2.5 ton R410A, and the installers guide calls for 3/4 gas and 5/16 LL. The problem is that these newer uncased A coils do not have 5/16 anymore, its 3/8 connection. Considering the furnace is less than 12 feet away from...
  6. HVAC
    Hi All, So I need some help with my heat pump. Right now the outside condenser is not turning on in either heating or cooling mode. A few days ago the low voltage 3A fuse on the control mother board popped and I replaced it. It popped once more about 30 minutes later, so I checked all...
  7. HVAC
    One vendor wants to replace the condenser unit with an "American Standard" ... claiming that they are as good as Trane becuase they are manufactured by same company. (I'm in San Antonio, TX) Your thoughts?
  8. HVAC
    Hello, My old condenser fan motor stopped working so I replaced it and now the new motor overheats and stops running at 10 minutes. The old one was a GR 1/5 hp 1075rpm 1.2 amps. I replaced it with a century motor that is wired to be 1/5 hp 1075 rpms and 1.8 amps. could it be the amp...
  9. How To Guides
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and I wanted to make my fist post on something that could be useful. I am not a expert in air conditioners but I think I have some information about condensers that could be beneficial to someone. Most of the time when the condenser isn't working, it could be due to a...
  10. HVAC
    I am building a small roof platform for two air condensers. The base for each is around 30" x 35". As I am trying to make the platform as small as possible, my question is: is there a minimum distance required between the two?
  11. HVAC
    So i have to replace the condenser fan motor, it wont spin freely and it looks like the bearings are worn out. The old motor says it is a 1/4hp with 2.2 FLA(full load amps), 208/230V, PH1. It does not say what the rpm's are and neither does the fan blade. So i found on Grainger two motors that...
  12. HVAC
    Woke up this morning and thermostat was set to 75 but temp was 85. The air handler was working and vents were blowing air but not cold. Went outside and condenser isnt working, the fan isnt blowing. Reset the breaker, didnt help, checked condenser with voltage tester and it is getting power. I...
  13. HVAC
    I recently purchased a how in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the negotiation was they install a new furnace and coil before closing. So while it was being installed i decided to show up and ask how much to install the condenser. I was told it has to be 2.5 ton and it would cost $2800...
  14. Appliances
    Anyone, I realized for the past couple of days that the refrigerator side of my unit was not as cold as usual. Today, it finally got to a point where it was just slightly below room temperature. I found the owners manual (http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodinfo_pdf/Anderson/218955101en.pdf)...
  15. HVAC
    Hi there, Yesterday my outdoor condenser unit on my central AC stopped working. We had a couple of power surges, I don't know if that caused this or not, but (coincidentally or not) it stopped working at or around the same time. When I turn the AC on, the Handler unit in the garage turns on, I...
  16. HVAC
    I'm sorry to sound dumb...but i bought a pop machine and it's been nothing but headaches. I've cleaned all the coils (condenser and evaporator) I had to replace the condenser coil fan because it seized. The condenser "sounds" to be working (although it is a little noisy) And now this copper line...
  17. HVAC
    Hey everyone. I have a Bryant A/C condenser outside of my house and it's having issues...ugh. I realized the furnace blower was going but air was not cold, so went outside and sure enough the condenser fan wasn't running. I reset the breaker to get it going and hear the compressor kick on...
  18. HVAC
    When replacing a condenser fan motor how far should the fan blade extend into the schroud? On the subject of condenser motors, if you have a 1/3hp motor @1075-1100rpm can you replace it with a 1/4 or 1/2 hp motor with the same specs other then HP ? and it so would it be any benifit to using...
  19. HVAC
    I have a Comfortmaker 10 that's been here longer than I have, so it's more than 10 yrs old. The landlord has looked after it until recently, now it's on me. A while back the outside fan motor began to have trouble spinning. I could give it a "push-start", and it would then kick in and accelerate...
  20. HVAC
    Ran the A/C today and the house wasn't getting cool, so I went out to the condensing unit and the condenser fan wasn't running. Figured maybe it's a bad condenser fan motor. CU is a Goodman with a GE motor, couldn't get a GE motor, but bought a A/O Smith motor with same specs. Problem is that...
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