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I have a white control box under my heating control box on the wall, which has three buttons on it....DSI Indicator, Summer Fan, and Economy. These buttons used to light up but dont anymore, so I am wondering what could have happened, and how to use them if they do still work?
I've had a central heating expert(?) to service the unit last winter, but he had no idea what the buttons meant, and promised to find out but never got back to me! Have a feeling he may have turned off the control box under the house when he was servicing the unit, because it hasnt lit up since.
Any help or suggestions, or even an idea where to get a manual would be great,
thank you in anticipation,
SOURCE: cold air will not turn on
This problem of yours should be handle by a professional on heater/cooler trying to repair it by yourself will just cause more damage because you should have a knowledge about this device so better ask a repir guy or take it to a repair center near you to avoid any problem with it...
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
SOURCE: Whole house attic fan
a simple capacitor tester will tell if the capacitor is bad. turn off power, label wires and where they go and test cap after discharging it . to discharge simply connect the terminals together once its been removed( you can use an insulated screwdriver to connect them and discharge any stored voltage) and then touch meter leads to each set of terminals and read the microfared output. the setting on the meter is usually labeled uf. or you can take it to the electric motor shop and let them test it. it has a rating value labeled on the side. usually it has to be within 10 percent of the rated value or its bad . if the cap checks good then the start winding in the motor is probably bad or weak, then a new motor is called for, it is usually not worth the time wait and trouble of getting it rewound etc. take the old motor out and label and measure exactly how and where it was mounted. label and make diagrams. saves a lot of time reassembling exact as it came out. turn off the power , check it with a meter to be sure , short it with a screwdriver to be sure the meter works ,and then treat it as if it was still hot as much as possible when you work on it.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
It sounds like the direction switch has a broken connection on the "reverse" side. Should be an easy fix (but you might need a soldering iron).
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
SOURCE: Vulcan-Bonaire : summer breeze
This unit is a cooling unit only. I don't know what switch you are looking at but I don't think it's for the evap. cooler(swamp cooler). I am in the Phoenix, Arizona area and it's very common to have a evap. cooler and a seperate heat/cool system as on the hottest days the evap. cooler doesn't cool enough. I hope this helps. Please give me a positive rating. Thank you.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
It is possible that it's the thermostat. When you turn it into cool mode, does the unit come on at all or is it silent? If nothing is coming on, then it's likely it's the tstat. Did the tech check the refrigerant charge while he was there? He should have checked it with the auxillary heat off and the unit just in heat mode. Make sure that the condenser unit outside is coming on when you are calling for cool, If you turn it on and everything comes on, go outside and put your hand on the large copper pipe coming into the unit. In cool mode, this pipe will be cold to the touch and in heat mode, the pipe will be warm to the touch. There isn't much you can do on your own with the exception of changing the tstat. If you can answer some of the questions I have posed, I can try and give you some more answers. Just remember that a check up doesn't mean its a guarantee that something won't happen the next day, it's just that everything was in working order at the time of the checkup.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
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