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Ruud System not working

Hi I have a Ruud Achiever heat pump model number UBHC-17J11NFH We've been having problems with the system my wife and I and have had a company come out twice in the past week and paid for each visit first it was the t-stat that was bad now we have a Braeburn 3200 then after that we had the transformer replaced because it worked for 2 days then quit and after the transformer was replaced it was the same deal. Now I don't know what to do. I can hear it trying to kick on by the signature clicking sound as if being told to turn on but neither the heat as we desprately need or the air are kicking on and with the company having come out twice and not fixed a friggen thing I'm searching for something that I may be able to accomplish myself..Keep in mind I have not touched looked or messed around with a heating unit before. Please help.



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Sounds to me like you have an electrical problem (a short of some kind) If you are not familiar with the workings or wireing I would suggest calling another company out and see if they can fix it. Sorry those problems can be hard to diagnose without actually seeing the unit. I wish i could help more.

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