Question about Heating & Cooling
The furnace fan is running? the A COIL clean inside the furnace? the outside unit is running?
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Just because the big one is cold and the small one is warm,Doesn't tell you if the system is properly charged or properly working.It is true that the big line will be cold and have condensation on it and the small one will be hot and dry,But this occurs in a wide pressure range,so the system could still be improperly charged.The charge in the system is based on the ambient temperature,The size of the system,The line footage,Etc............ So without a set of gauges and the ambient temperature,You can't really check anything but whether or not the unit comes on
Everything may sound like its running. the condensor fan is running outside, but your compressor might not be. w/o a running compressor, no cold air.
depends on your capacitor if that could be your problem. some start your fan and compressor, some have 2 to start each one. with out touching anything inside, take your service cover off on your outside unit. if you see the silver cylinder and the top is bubbled up, its your capacitor. dont touch it, it holds a charge and will shock you. Try flipping your ac breaker off and then back on. it may have tripped with all the power surges you have had. Check the fuse box, first and see if the switch is tripped. With the power off, put your hand on the compressor, if it feels hot, then it's running, and you have lost charge. Do not let the system run like this.
If the compressor is air temp, then I'd check the wires to make sure it has not come undone or broken.
A very common springtime problem is a bad capacitor. If the outdoor unit's fan is running but the compressor is not, my first inclination would be a bad capacitor. The Suction line is the larger of the two, and the smaller is a liquid line. That said the ruber you refer to is insulation and does a very important job so do not remove it . I need to know if the outside unit is clear and free from obstruction and debris? have you noted any other worring sgns lately? ie is this system constantly running? Thanks for contacting Fixya
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