Question about Carrier Heating & Cooling
Condenser fan motor but compressor will not start. Relay does not engage.
If it's a thermal cutout that's mounted on the circuit board you may have to replace the whole board. I don't have the carrier error codes at hand. But a "thermal cutout" is normally found on the compressor. One advantage of the old (before digital) systems is that the controls were all separate. So you could replace a bad high pressure switch or contactor. Without having to replace a expensive circuit board that held most of the controls.
Not to mention being easy to damage by power surges and lightning
Posted on Jul 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ok first thing is it sounds like a wiring problem. So first step is to make sure the thermostat is properly connected. Which... the main thing here is there needs to be 24v dc power coming from your control board (transformer) going to the thermostat..generally that is the red wire. All the thermostat does is connect that "red" wire (power) to one of the other wires to complete a circuit. So make sure you have 24 volts... (generally about .5amps) . if you have power than switch thermostat to fan only should energize the green wire only. then switch to ac and move temp low enough that the ac should turn on and that should energize the yellow wire. for sure one of those wires is incorrect now or the fan wouldn't be on OR THE THERMOSTAT IS NOT CONNECTING THEM AND IT IS BAD. Now about the compressor and fan.... those same wires run out to the compressor unit... ok the yellow for ac.. greeen does not go to compressor unit that is for fan only (vent).. red carries the same 24 volts... one difference here is that most carrier units only have the one transformer....so you run the red wire is the +pos 24 volt..and then a "common " wire is needed which is the Ground or neg... that wire on a carrier is brown usually but could be different depending installer. The orange wire goes to the pump reversing valve it is always energized when on ac mode...when heater is on in the winter it is heat pump and is not energized so just connect the orange and yellow together... tell me more specifics if this doesn't help and i'm sure I can help you... thanks Chuck
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
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First, I would not advise anyone to use water around electricity!!!, And what you are doing by hoseing down the condenser coil is transferring more heat, what it sounds like is that the unit is to small for the space you are trying to cool, rule of thumb is one ton of air (12,000 BTU) to every 450 square ft of space. So a 16000 sq ft home would require a 4 ton A/C system.
Also, the unit will work harder in the daytime , during the hottest part of the day, because there is more heat load on the unit. Check your insulation in your attic.
Some other causes of this problem are low on charge, or a leak in your system, will also get worse as your system will go flat.
A dirty condenser coil, you can turn off Electricity to unit , spray down coil w/ 409 cleaner and hose off, then turn back on, a dirty coil will stop transfer of heat and make your system work harder.
A dirty air filter will also cut down on cooling, if you can't get air into the system, you can't get it out!!
Start w/ your filter, then wash your coil (outside coil) called the condenser, again make sure power is off first!!
If you still have a problem, call a service tech, preferably not the guy who told you to water it!!
HOPE THIS HELPS!!
Posted on Jun 23, 2011
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