Question about Ruud UAKA042 Air Conditioner

2 Answers

Replaced my 5-year old 3-ton 12 SEER Goodman outside condensing unit with an older 3-ton RUDD condensing unit because of lack of funds. Now the compressor has gone out on the RUDD. Is it better to replace the compressor or look at getting a new unit. The heating component still works fine.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 462 Answers

A new unit will be 13+ seer unless you can find someone that has replaced a compressor or has one left over from pre 2006 stock. Our wise Government with all its resources decided that we aren't smart enough to turn off the lights to save energy, so they chose to end the med and low price lines. And the same bunch of smart ones decided that now R22 because of its chlorien content being bad for the air (5% of what R12 was) so we have R410A and others that no one knows how much cancer or daMAGE THEY WILL DO OVER TIME. So now if you replace your AC unit out side with a new one be sure its compatable with the refrigerant inside and beware soem manufacturers wont stand up to full warranty if you dont buy an indoor coil and rerplace it too.

We get what we deserve in Washington DC and if our guy didnt support this stuf too many other folks guys did. We just dont talk about it enough. AND WE SHOULD. But then again you like me are probably RITCH. So we have to give up our wealth to the government so they can redistribute it and buy more votes. And we can stay working too much to talk about it.

Just burns my back side like a 4 foot flame.

Read tween the politics and you'll get my recomendation.
]
Buy your self a compressor and get someone qualified to install it or see if the old goodman one will interchange easily.

Posted on May 12, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 116 Answers

At 5 yr on goodman unit rhe comp should of been under warrenty if theat is what was bad with it on the rudd that was a 3.5 ton out door unit are you sure the pump is bad pulling locked rotar amps or shorted to ground check the wires on the comp to make sure not burnt check the capicitor as far as replacement i always lean twoards new unit unless not going to live there long due to comp is 1 yr and labor around 850 +325 for pump i would go with another used unit over comp replacement 13 seer goodman w 99yr pump and latley have 5 yr free labor and I normally dont recommend a brand of unit on this site go to a hvac store and ask who may have a used unit I have had some still w warrenty before that came from remodel jobs in up scale areas! if helpfull rate me good luck

Posted on May 12, 2009

  • mike bare May 12, 2009

    at 5 yr on goodman unit rhe comp should of been under warrenty if theat is what was bad with it on the rudd that was a 3.5 ton out door unit are you sure the pump is bad pulling locked rotar amps or shorted to ground check the wires on the comp to make sure not burnt check the capicitor as far as replacement i always lean twoards new unit unless not going to live there long due to comp is 1 yr and labor around 850 +325 for pump i would go with another used unit over comp replacement 13 seer goodman w 99yr pump and latley have 5 yr free labor and I normally dont recommend a brand of unit on this site go to a hvac store and ask who may have a used unit I have had some still w warrenty before that came from remodel jobs in up scale areas! if helpfull rate me good luck

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What is the problem with running a 10 SEER condenser with a 13 SEER air handler other than efficiency? I had a 2 ton 13 SEER air handler installed last August to replace one about 27 years old. The...


as most ac units are capillary tube control not tx valve having matched units is critical. as for cost the condensing unit is much more complex and expensive than the evaporator.

Feb 14, 2015 | Amana Goodman R-410A Heat Pump Condenser 2...

1 Answer

Difference in seer


i would check fan speed. it's probably on high. you might be moving more air with new system. a dirty evaporater on old unit woud have gave you a larger temperture drop.

Jun 16, 2014 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Bad condenser unit GOODMAN


it is a 3 ton condensor you still can buy r22 freon condensors new but they have nitrogen charge and its expensive to charge I recommend to go with 3 ton goodman condensor which is new 410a puron and also change indoor coil and flush the line set so you dont endure the high cost of new copper lines these new systems come with 10 years warranty and the r22 systems come with only five years

Feb 26, 2013 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Hello, i have a 3 ton 10 seer goodman condensor. It is blowing the circuit breakers, sparks came from breaker box, unit is 11 years old. Can you help?


If you had sparks in your breaker box then you need to call an electrician to look into that. If the a/c is blowing the breaker you may have a shorted compressor and will have to replace it or the whole condensing unit, depends on the price of the compressor vs a new condenser.

Jun 18, 2011 | Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner

3 Answers

I HAVE A GOODMAN MODEL CKL36-1D I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT THE SEER RATING ON THIS MODEL.CAN ANYONE HELP?


Your going to need to know the age of the unit. If its less than 5 years old, its most likely a 13 SEER. If its anything more than 5 years old, its most likely a 10 SEER. If its anything over 10 years old, its most likely an 8 or 6 SEER.

Remember, that a unit will loose an average of 1-2 SEER for every full year of operation. This is just due to age, wear and tear, and usage.



So, if its a 10 SEER unit that is 7 years old, you could say that it is about as efficient as something in the 4-6 SEER range.

Jul 12, 2010 | Goodman CKL36AR36 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I cannot find the seer rating or tonage of a Goodman air conditioner serial number 9908524497


My books do not go back far enough to get you the Seer rating, it is a 5 ton unit and as the serial number shows it to be a 1999 model, it is probably a 10 SEER unit, maybe a 12 seer, but not likely, but I can tell you that it was manufactured on the 8th week of 1999.
I hope that I have helped, have a great day.
Sincerely,
Paul Gibson

Mar 31, 2010 | Goodman CKL60AR60 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I recently bought a 4 ton 14.5 SEER Rudd Spilt system using R-410 and matching Rudd furnace. This system replaced a Lennox 10 SEER 4 ton unit. Now that it has gotten hot in Baton Rouge LA 90-93 degrees....


Sounds like the Unit might be low on charge.But without correct readings not sure.
The new unit with 410 will actually cool better due to higher boiling point temp. of freon type.Poor air circulation could also cause problem.Such as dirty filter, too slow fan speed,dirty coil.Also could have obstruction in freon lines either at pump,in line set,or in coil.
Get someone u trust to check it out and ask for their Rudd Dealership Training Credentials.

Jun 15, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Looking for rating


http://www99.epinions.com/specs/pr-Goodman_Split_System_CLJ36AR42_Air_Conditioner


Please rate my response, thank you.

Jun 04, 2009 | Goodman CLJ36AR42 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Extremely long time to get cool air with 5 ton 13 seer goodman heat pump which is 3 years old.


Check your filter. Make sure it is clean. Make sure the outdoor unit is operational. (power on). Clean your condenser coil with a garden hose. If possible check your evaporator coil. If it is dirty clean it. Your furnace (or air handler) blower speed should be set on high. All of your registers (supply & return) should be open and unobstructed. Check for proper thermostat settings. If none of this information solves your problem , then your units charge needs to be checked. You could be over or undercharged with freon.
Good luck......

May 06, 2009 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

We installed a 4 ton downflow coleman air handler with evap coil Model number 1854s2m we did not change out the outside unit. the outside unit is a 13 year old 3 1/2 ton intertherm condenser the system is...


you have a missmatched system, for it to work try removing the orfice on the high side txv it is not allowing the evaperator coil to fill with refrigerant properly coleman and intertherm dont like each other since they control a large market in the manufactured housing heating and cooling units electricaly connecting the componets together no issue prefromance sometimes is the issue hope this helps

May 06, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ruud UAKA042 Air Conditioner Logo

668 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ruud Heating & Cooling Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Ruud Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...