The outside unit was staying on all the time and the problem seemed to be the contactor not releasing. I replaced the exact contactor and now the contactor will not connectwhen heat or air is called for - so now the unit will not come on? Is it something Iam missing?
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Re: Goodman CPB 42 Heat/air packaged unit
Did you turn off the air handler when you changed the contactor could have shorted and blown a fuse on the control board. did you get a 24v coil on your contactor. do you have 24v at the contactor when unit is calling. check your wire connections
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1 posible cause.the thermostat supplies 24 volts to the outside unit to control the contactor if you hear a ligth huming on the outside unit this is the being activated. if this is the case then
check to see if any ants are in or around the unit see video, they will usually climb to dry areas before during or after a storm and for some reason they like the contactor if this is the case cut all power to the unit and clean contactor spray the area around the unit with an insecticide ( not the contactor) replace cover and test unit. Best of Luck.
ok...where to start.lol ....the thermostat is just a switch.It will tell the unit to run or not run.if you measure the temp with the heatpump running,the air is warmer than 68 but it feels cool to you because your body is 98.6.The unit will run more often and for longer periods when the temperature drops outside for a few reasons.First,your house has more of a load to heat,meaning you have more heat loss because of the difference in temperatures outside and inside.Second,your heat pump pulls heat from the outside air.The colder the air outside,the less btu's for it to pull.If you have anymore questions email@example.com Hope this helps,Dave