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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rheem Classic X Humming
does the indoor fan come on if fan comes on then the problem is out side if the fan is not coming on and the breaker blows this will turn off the out door unit also due to the 24v transformer is located in the indoor unit your system has two breakers one for out door and one for indoor units as far as your contactor goes with power off look at the contacts if pitted bad replace it most need replaced after 5yrs also check for voltage drop on the load side look at the capacitor to make sure it is not swelled up on top if so then bad unplug the fan motor and bump the contactor with an insulated object to make sure the compressor is running if not with power off remove the cap on the side of the compressor and look to see if wires are connected good they some times get lose and ends burn off also on the contactor they some times buzz when bad hope this helps with your problem
Posted on May 15, 2009
the tons is the power of the unit, so sure. if you were happy with the power of your old unit, get the same. if you felt it was never strong enough to cool your house, get the next size up. newer units have the same power, but use less energy.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Replace the run capacitor. It is a silver cylindrical object located in the electical compartment of you outside unit. There is most likely three places on the top where different color wires are attached. One is marked F,or Fan. The center should be marked C, or Common, and the last should be marked Herm, with wiring to the compressor. Make sure you write down or label each wire you remove and it's correct location. They must be installed on the new part just like they were on the defective part. For you to know which dual run capacitor you need, the old one will have printed on the side either 370, or 440 v,as in volts. You must also need to know the microfarad rating and it is also printed on the side with the voltage rating. Since this is most likely a dual(runs fan and compressor) you should see two ratings abbreviated as mfd. Something like a 5mfd for the fan motor and perhaps a 35 mfd for the compressor. CAUTION !!! This device has line voltage and you must insure the power is off at the disconnect/ breaker BEFORE you begin the repair. Sounds complicated but really only takes a few minutes. The main thing is getting the right mfd and voltage ratings for the new part and keeping a record of where the wires were mounted on the old one, and putting them back the same place on the new part.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Brown and grrey brown strip go to seperate capacitor. but you can tale off the gray/brown and use it by putting it on the capacitor where the other wire come off. Russ
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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