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Ruud heat pump makes a clicking sound

Ruud heat pump clicks when producing heat when the compressor comes on. No click is heard when only the fan is running.

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The term H.P. is just a reverse flow a/c. do you have one big machine outside or do you have the h.p. outside with the "airhandler" inside. up in the attic, a closet,garage, etc?

if the sound you hear is coming from the airhandler, then it is the heat strip relay/contactor kicking i and out providing supplimental heat.

if it is the outdoor machine, or h.p. then it can get tricky.a onetime click is probly the contactor sucking in or the reversing va;ve energizing.if it is numerous clicks then it becomes a low voltage control problem.

a loose connection can cause this.check around the contactor, reverse valve solinoid, and control wire nuts.Quite possibly a bad relay.look for the rvr solinoid not being on the 4 way valve properly.

good luck with low volt problems.

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Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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Many thermostats have a setting to keep the fan running instead of cycling with the compressor. Check its settings.

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