Question about Ruud UBHC Air Conditioner
My Rudd Achiever 10 had the fan motor replaced and repairman left saying it was all fixed. However, I could not get cold air. It would blow but not cold. He came back and said freion was Ok but compressor had gone out. How does it blow if that is true? He says I probably need a new unit (this is 17 yrs old) rather tan replacing compuressor. Something doesnt sound right. He did not know what the cost of a new unit would be. I may better cut my losses and run. What can I expect to pay for a new unit? What to do? Get estimates? Any answers will be appreciated.
If the fan motor outside let go it could overheat the compressor which he should have known before he replaced the motor. also there is no way of knowing if there is enough freon in the system if the compressor does not start,your best bet is to get another repairman as a second opinion
Posted on May 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I just had the same problem. I replaced the motor with no luck. It turned out to be a bad capacitor. If it is a dual capacitor, three prongs on top, it also starts the compressor. It is recommended to replace the capacitor anytime you replace a motor. I would try replacing the capacitor first. It is a lot cheaper that a new motor. If that does not fix the problem then you can get a motor. No harm, no foul. The slow start of the motor is a common symptom of a bad capacitor. The motor is not getting enough voltage. The capacitor increases the voltage like a transformer. It will boost it to almost 400 volts, depending on your unit.
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