Question about Heating & Cooling
Hi, I wouldn't replace the thermostat if the compressor isn't running. I don't know what kind of system you have, but normally when a compressor does not start and run, it could be a faulty run capacitor, the compressor may be shorted internally, no power to the compressor due to the run capacitor. I wouldn't waste the money on a thermostat until you find out what is causing the compressor not to run. Normally, it would not be the stat. If I knew the name of the unit, and if it were a central heating and cooling system, or a wall or window unit, this would help in trouble shooting it, but when a compressor does not start, its either a bad compressor, run capacitor, or its off on its overload due to loss of freon, drawing to high of amperage, Ect. These are things that need to be checked if you are able to do this kind of work with your hands and have some experience with electrical trouble shooting. So, if you can, look at the run cap to see if it is swollen, leaking oil, or deformed, put your hand on the compressor after the unit has been on for sometime to see if it is hot, be careful not to burn your hand. This will tell you there is a problem internally in the compressor. Please keep me posted.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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