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5 year old Goodman CKJ48-1A Condenser Unit

The compressor has been burning the wires and contacts at the compressor conection.

The pressures at 95 degrees outside were 70/275 for a long time, but lately they increased on the low side and decreased on the high side at the same 95 degrees outside 83/250.

I am getting 63 degrees inside of the house when the external temperature is 95, but the burning of the conectors is becoming worse.

Can you help.

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Do what they said also when those pressures equalizing it might be your compressor going out

Posted on Oct 16, 2008


Check your sources of power all the way back to the meter can. odds are a breaker or wire is loose or burned and starving a line for voltage. check breaker wires for snugness and pull breakers and look at the back side where they clamp on to buss bars. you should see clean copper and silver connections. no black, no gray and no charr. be sure wires are snug in breakers. heat and amps over time cause expansion and contraction of dissimilar metals aka loose wires and poor connections equal high heat and amps and loose wires and burned connections. you may also have a weak start cap run cap or loose compressor terminal. all should be checked.

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The high side psi. should be at least around 100# ps more than the low side psi. The low side psi sounds ok, but the high side tells you the problem is the outside condenser is plugging up! Go to an ac supply house,and buy a gallon of coil cleanner and dilute it and fully clean the outside condenser coils ,after it's cleaned ,check the charge now!

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