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Ihave a pk36fk3 indoor unit &a pu36ek outdoor the proplem i have is the unit is running but i can not control from stat and the stat shows EO THIS IS A NEW STAT A PC/PK G13-N070112V THE OLD STAT SHOWED A BLAINK SCREEN

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Check for a short in the tstat wire sounds like you have a short in th wiring

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Hi, yes when you hold down the contactor with a screw driver it will send high voltage to the unit and start up. What is happening is, on the lower sides of the contactor will be a 24volt coil, a wire to each side. You are not getting voltage to this coil for it to close the contactor on its own. If this system is central air with gas heat, you will have 2- small thermostat wires that tie to the 2- wires on the contactor coil. If its not gas fired, it will be a heat-pump with several wires coming from the indoor unit and thermostat. Either way, the 2 wires you need to worry about is the red and white or red and yellow for cooling coming out and connecting to the coil of the contactor, probably a blue and brown wire to each side. These are what closes the contacts on this. By using your finger it tells me you have high voltage there, that's good. If the indoor unit is running, the problem is either in the thermostat or the wires that come back from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit are not getting 24 volts. So, if the indoor unit runs, that tells me the transformer is good. Check the thermostat wire at the outdoor unit real well to see if it may have a break in the wires. If it looks good, go to the indoor unit and remove the control panel. There may be a panel switch on it that kills power to the indoor unit when removed and you may need to tape it down while you check things out. Just have it running when you pull the panel and if all stops, you will no.If it has a circuit board, look for a auto type plug in fuse 3 to 5 amp that may have blown. If you had a meter you could check the terminals at the 2 wires that head outside to start the unit for 24volts. If all looks good there, no broken or loose wires, go to the thermostat and remove the cover to expose the wiring. If its not a heat-pump and gas fired, you will have these terminals, RC, RH, with a red jumper wire across them, a G green for fan, Y yellow for cooling and a W white for heat.To see if the thermostat is to blame, take a piece of insulated wire and touch and hold it to either of the Red terminals and the yellow terminal. Have someone outside to watch the outdoor unit. If the stat is at fault, the contactor will close on its own when you jump the 2 terminals out. Make sure the indoor panel is in place first. I am almost certain this will be your problem since the indoor unit runs. If its a heat-pump, you will have more terminals at the stat. Still jump across the Red which is 24 volts to Yellow which is cooling. If the outdoor unit starts, replace the stat! This will solve the problem. Its just a matter of finding why and where you have lost the 24volt control voltage to the contactor coil to energize it, pretty easy if you follow my steps. It has to either be a broken thermostat wire at the indoor/outdoor/ or thermostat, or thermostat is faulty not closing R to Y to bring on the outdoor unit. Please keep me posted as I would like to know the out come. I am confident you can find the problem now that you know it is a 24 volt control problem not energizing the contactor coil. I will be waiting to hear back from you.
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You can find this pretty easy. If you pull a wire off one side and reset the unit and the breaker does not trip, then you know the low voltage coil is compromised. If it trips, go to the next low voltage control as the 24 volt coil on the rsv ( reversing valve ) and unplug it. If you have the schematic handy, it will show you all of the componants on the low voltage side/secondary side of unit that you will need to check until the breaker stops tripping. This is the best way to find the culprit!! I have done this for 33 years as a contractor and I am sure you will find this short very soon by doing this. Here is a tip for you also. Sometimes on the transformers that have these tiny resets on them, will wear out pretty fast. What you can do is take a 3 to 5 amp automotive type fuse and on the 24 volt side of the transformer you just cut the red/ hot wire/24v. and crimp a female stak-on to each end of the wire you cut. 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If the breaker holds, you will know the short is either the stat wiring from the indoor unit are touching somewhere/grounded or at the stat.You will then know that's where the short is as you have narrowed your search way down. If it trips, you will do the same to the control wires that go to the outdoor unit. If you disconnect it at the board and it holds, you will know it is from the wiring there to the outdoor unit! So, you either have wires grounded from there out or a low voltage control part has burned out. If you remove all of the control/thermostat wires at the board to the indoor and outdoor unit and it still trips, the short will be in the indoor unit which will more then likely be the board itself. Yes sir, this is really a very easy fix for you and I feel you have the ability to do this checks your self. The short has to be on the low voltage side of the transformer as you have proved that! You traced it right back to the transformer secondary low voltage side. So, just take your time and follow my instructions the best you can, and you will find out which part of the system the short is in and then narrow the search down further! I have a hunch the coil is burned/shorted on the contactor :) A place to start by pulling one little wire off the coil. I know this is a long explanation but I wanted you to understand and help you as much as possible on how to tackle this. Sounds difficult but it is not at all. It is either a low volt componant on the outdoor/indoor/ thermostat/ or stat wiring. If none of those, with all low voltage wires removed at board and it still trips, the board is shorted to ground. You can kill power to indoor unit and carefully take the board loose to look at the back side for any hot spots and you will know its the board. I had one totally smoked on a 5 ton package heat pump yesterday in fact!!! I could not see it until I pulled the board/defrost board out far enough to see it, but I knew it was the problem as it would not control the reversing valve, fan control, or run the condenser fan motor. Please drop me a line and let me know how you are doing, please. I would love to know that you were able to find it as I know you will. Best of luck to you.
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