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One of two problems dirty filter. And if you don't have a filter dirty A-Coil. one solution second one Low on Freon which brings up another problem leak in system somewhere.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    What ever happened on your unit? ken

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ok it unit is a central I'm suspecting a voltage transformer is defective you see these units need 24v to turn on certain components but if your air handler turns on, your getting 24v to the fan relay, the problem would be elsewhere. if your handy with a volt meter open the thermostat(if applicable) put the meter on ac volts and measure to see if there's 24v between the R and Y terminals

if so your cooling contactor is defective. (If you get 24 v and unit outside dosen't turn on) if there isn't some fuse on the air handler control board blew out.

you can e-mail me @ hvac.tech7872pr@gmail.com if you need more info

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