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.
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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If you push the contactor and it runs why replace all that stuff??? You have to figure out where your 24 volts stops on its way to the condenser contactor. wire red green and yellow together at tstat, this should bring on indoor fan and condenser. if idf runs but cu does not you have an issue either going outside or a pressure switch is tripped. if nothing runs you have no 24, either a blown fuse, tripped float or bad transformer.
Definately get this checked out. Some thing has shorted just enough to let voltage "Feed back" and keep the fan running. Could be capacitor, wires rubbed through each other, etc. A reset is a safety that is used when there is an overcurrent or over pressure situation. No reset set for this situation.
There is always an outside chance that if you touch the unit while standing on wet ground, you may get shocked. I firmly believe that something is allowing power to the fan in a feedback condition so don't let this go as it may cause damage to other parts.
Good Luck and let me know how you make out on this.
You must first remove the blower compartment panel. The filter should be in there. However, since this unit is in a crawl space you may have a return air filter grill. Look at your return grill. Does it have a filter? If not does it have latches so that you can open it? If so measure the opening and install a new filter there. I hope this helps. Please don't forget to give me a Fixya rating.
1. often there is a central return in the house. This is the place where the air gets pulled back to the unit and is likely very close to your thermostat. Check for a filtered louvered grill there and see if your filter is located here. If so, you can access the filter by opening the filter frame with a screwdriver or even a coin.
2. Otherwise I would expect that your filter is on the return-air side of your air handler (where the blower is) Older models have the filter actually inside the air handler in the blower compartment. Newer models may have a small separate filter door. I'd look in these areas.
does the furnace ignite?? your system may not have been lighting and has gone into ignition lockout count the codes of the led lights then remove panel led diagnostic codes are listed there.
if led codes indicate no problem verify capacitor is good and that mtr is getting 115 volts.