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Im guessing no emergency heat??? Are you sure it was not in defrost???

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Heat pump fan only running air handler fan only running was working fine quit last nite now no heat but both faans running


Compressor must not be running. Possible capacitor, possible low pressure. Check it in cooling mode and listen for sound change out side to see if compressor runs.

Dec 11, 2016 | Heating & Cooling

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Heat pump problems


Some heat pumps have high and low pressure swiches installed to keep compressor from running when unsafe conditions occur that can damage the compressor. If the outside fan is not turing on, the unit is cycling on high pressure, if you see ice forming on the big refrigerant line coming from the air handler, then the compressor is shutting down on low pressure. Low pressure can be cause by lack of air flow through air handler or from a low refrigerant charge.

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HE heat pump won't talk with old air handler?


The fact is, the air handler supplies the voltage, blower, and electric heat. In order for the heat pump to work correctly, the wiring from the thermostat and heat pump need to be hooked up right to the air handler. The thermostat is what tells which component to come on. If the fan stops, but the condenser keeps going, you either have a faulty fan relay on the air handler, faulty thermostat or wiring, faulty wiring at the heat pump, or the contacts on the new unit are sticking, which is highly doubtful considering it is working now. I hope I have helped you understand this a little more. Good luck and don't let them push you around, get someone that knows what they are looking at.

Jul 18, 2012 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

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WIRING THE THERMOSTAT TO AC UNIT THEN FROM THE UNIT TO HANDLER


Generally, you would go from the thermostat to the air handler, and then, from the air handler to the outdoor unit. I don't know if you have a heat pump or not, so I will give you a simple diagram and you can contact me if you need more.

Thermostat : Y G R W and sometimes C
Air handler: Y G R W and C
Outdoor unit: two wires connecting to the contactor ( not heat pump)

Thermostat; Y--------------Y(air handler cooling)------------------one side of contactor, outdoor unit
G-------------G (air handler, fan)
R--------------R (air handler ,hot)
W-------------W (air handler, heat)
C--------------C (air handler, common)------------other side of contactor, outdoor unit

This is a typical wiring diagram. Just contact me if you have something different. Hope this helps. Stay cool. mark

Jul 10, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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What does aux mean on a honeywell Thermostat? the heat doesn't seem to be working but warm air is comming from the vents and the heat pump fan is spinning just not enough to match the temp. it's set too....


The aux switch is for electric heat banks installed in the air handler. Depending on the outside temp. it may not be efficient to run in heat pump mode but in aux. or emergency would run the electric heat in the air handler.

Dec 11, 2009 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

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Air handler fan not working


Check the fan relay switch in the air handler.
Check the fan motor capacitor.
Check the fan blower wheel for binding.

May 25, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Goodman heat pump fan does not run


Goodman heat pump fan is controlled by fan sequencer inside air handler. Replace sequencer. No problem rusty

Apr 27, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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My air handler comes on ,not the outside unit when my thermostat is in the off position even if i turn the thermostat down to 50 and have it turned off the air handler comes on for about 5 to 10 minutes...


If you have a standard thermostat the fan switch is for the air handler only. It completely over rides the thermostat for most settings. Now lets see this is what I'd expect:
fan switch on Indoor fan runs all time
Fan switch auto Indoor fan only runs when thermostat is set to cool or heat and the thermostat is turned up above room temp for heat or below room temp for cooling. In both of these modes the furnace blower comes on and stays on til the room temperature is satisfied. The outdoor unit only comes on for AC the out door unit will not come on for heat or the "on" setting on the thermostat. See exception 1 & 2 below...

Exception 1- (in a heat pump the out door unit runs in both heat and cool mode unless it has emergency heat turned on then it will not come on outside in the heat mode, and depending on the type of heat pump and furnace or air handler it is). A heat pump thermostat usually has "backup heat" and an "emergency heat" setting switch on the thermostat.
Exception 2 - On some thermostats they are made to cycle on the heat if the temperature reaches a preset temp (around 50'f usually but definitely by 40'f). This mode prevents freezing when if instance the homeowner is away or while the home is under construction. In this mode the fan inside can run but the heat usually comes on with it.
Exception3 - On some electric furnaces the heating strips may be individually controlled and thus not all come on at one time. This may give the feel of no heat especially if the room is cold.

Now there may be other exceptions but Ive tried to give you a heads up on some of the most common ones.
If you need more help please post more specifics about your unit/system as to for sure what switches are set to what setting and what is happening with each. My first though was that maybe your system is OK and you needed to know if the thermostat was working properly.

If this helpd you understand your problem would you please give me as hifgh a mark as you can. Thnaks for using fixya and good luck.

Mar 28, 2009 | Carrier Heating & Cooling

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Heat pump does not seem to be running but fan will not shut off - it runs all the time. Themosat is set on auto but fan will not shut off.


if the fan is running all the time then yoiu have a sequencer thatt is bad on the air handler. you probebly need to contact a service company and set up a service call. Have then bring along a sequencer for the air handler soo that the tech has the parts on his trech.

Feb 22, 2009 | Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner

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