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RUUD Central Air/Heat Pump

My heat pump will not come on in HEAT or A/C. I thought I might have a simple defrost control board problem, but still no go after replacing the board and the defrost relay. I checked the pressure switch and it is not tripped. I've checked all the circuit breakers and they, too, are all set. I've checked the outside unit using the "test" switch inside on the start relay and the unit will come on, but won't stay running on it's own. When I select HEAT, I wait the necessary five minutes for the unit to switch and it keeps switching to AUX HEAT. In A/C the unit does nothing. Can someone provide me with some guidance, here? achiever 10 outside unit has a relay problem and i need to now the proper wiring diagram because i think the " proffessional" wired the new relay improperly. please help

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  • First Service May 11, 2010

    can you give us the model # and when was the relay wired in

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    steve May 11, 2010

    If you are getting low voltage power to the contactor and the contactor does not engage,replace the contactor.

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If it runs with the test button it's not getting a call from the stat.
check for 24 v. from common (brown) to yellow. that should give you cooling add 24 v. from common to 'B' ( blue) for heat

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You may have lost your refrigerant and the unit is shut off on low pressure.

You can check the unit's charge by turning on the indoor fan and pushing the ourtdoor contactor down(the relay with heavy wires going in). With the unit runnig for a couple minuits does the large copper line coming into the outdoor unit from the indoor coil get cold to the touch?
If not you have lost your refrigerant

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