Question about Heating & Cooling
The outside unit is tripping the reset button.
Once the unit is reset the unit runs fine.
Could this be a outside fan issue?
Maybe a bad spot on the motor causing a heavy load on startup.
When the outside unit is tripped the inside unit continues to run with no heat and the backup heat does not start?
You may be right in looking at the motor. It uses a different speed on heat than cool. The heat cycle uses low speed, usually red. Some manufactures use blue (medium). Cool uses black, high speed. If you are confident, switch the low speed wire with the high speed and see if this changes anything. If the fan motor isn't the problem, check the other setting (cool) if the overload trips, you may need to look into a new capacitor or compressor, if so, you can install a hard start kit. these are start boosters, and are inexpensice, sometimes they will give another year out of the comp. but I've put them on and they have lasted 5 years.
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
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