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Hi,I am really hoping to find someone to help me if possible. I have a one year old carrier infinity 4ton 17seer condenser and a 5ton variable speed air handler. I has worked fine but now i am getting a SYSTEM MALFUNCTION on the thermistat. When this message appears the air handler continues to blow and only the fan on the condenser continues to run but NOT the compressor so it is not cooling. At times it begins cooling again but then later stops cooling and shows the same malfunstion message. I have called out carrier tech and they have no clue so far. They have checked the contactors also and they look good. The error code is 73 on the air handler and the condenser error lights. The error in the menu of the thermistat read: contactors shorted and compressor voltage standby. Is this a mystery? Thanks.

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Hi,
If this si what I am thinking it is, it will be very hard to find and prove....
The compressor windings have aflat spot and if the motor stops at the right place it will not atart. The voltage goes way up and kicks out the thermal over load and gives you the alarms that you are getting.
The motor cools down and you reset the unit, the motor has moved just a tick trying to start the last time so now it is off of the bad start spot and will take off and run till it stops at the bad spot again....
Did that make any sense???
Long story short your compressor is going bad...problem will be to get it changed under waranty and convincing the installing company that you have a problem that requires a compressor replacement...
See if you can get them on a short leash and have them come before you reset the alarms and hopefully maybe they can catch what it is doing...
This is and will be a tough one... I've been there with a customer or two already... no fun... trying to figure things like this out!

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

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Heatman101

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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