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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: intertherm heat pump
FIRST YOUR OUTSIDE UNIT PROVIDES HEAT BY USING A REVERSING VALVE TO CHANGE THE REFRIGERANT FLOW.THERE IS NO HEAT STRIPS OUTSIDE SECOND YOUR EMERGENCY HEAT TURNS ON ELECTRIC ELEMENTS INSIDE YOUR AIRHANDLER UNIT.IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE HAS WIRED YOUR UNIT WRONG OR HAS THE THERMOSTAT SET IMPROPERLY.WHEN THE HEAT PUMP CANNOT SATTISFY THE SETPOINT THE THERMOSTAT IS SUPPOSED TO TURN ON YOUR ELEC. HEAT UNTILL THE LOAD HAS BEEN REACHED AND THE HEAT PUMP CAN CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN IT.
Posted on Nov 29, 2007
the thermostat sub base has a place to connect a wire usually white to energize the heat strips when you push the stat way hotter than the house temp. that is why the strips come on in normal heat. it also has a terminal that is only energized in emergency heat and it also should have a wire connected to it so that terminal can supply power to the strips when the stat is switched into emerg heat . you can identify the terminal from the wiring diagram and if need be jumper w2 wire over to the aux terminal and it will work. they both go back into the airhandler and power the same strips. w2..................................................................................................w2 in airhandler to strips or w2...jumper to aux......................................................................................................................w2 in airhandler to strips.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Unfortunately, the wiring diagrams for heat pumps are not so easy to come up with. The outdoor unit will have its own diagram, but may not include the indoor air handler and will probably not include the thermostat. That said, the orange wire is commonly run from the thermostat to the reversing valve in the outdoor unit. This wire is usually not connected to the indoor airhandler. The orange wire is usually used in a unit that has the reversing valve energized in cool. Ruud, however has its reversing valve energized in heat. Probably not useful but maybe helpful
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: burning up transformers
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I'm betting that you need a fuse in both sides of the transformer until you find the real reason they burn up.
A solenoid valve that sticks can cause the transformer to blow but so can a lot of other things, namely anything in the control circuit that uses the 24V power. A relay or contactor that doesn't pull in or a defective defrost control, a shorted wire from the thermostat.
I'm wondering if you have what we call a package heat pump meaning the both the indoor blower and out door compressor & fan are in the same section out side? OR is your a split system with an indoor section and an outdoor section?
I'm betting on the split section. In some miss-matched systems (like a Lennox indoor and a GMC out door for example) Some of the origonal Lennox heat pumps had an out door and an indoor transformer. If these trans formers were not "phased" together it could cause a problem like your having. Now you just have it in the heatign mode if I read between the lines correctly. So it makes snece that it's something with the heat. The out door unit can opperate withits own 24v but if you have back up heat inside (gas or electric Im thinking you have electric) the indoor section will come on atfter a few more degrees of heat loss (2-4'F). This is where the transformer inside will buck the one outside and somethjing has to give. The weakest point.
From what ive been told by some of the old hands I've been around if the high volt side burns out look for a low volt problem if the low volt burns out look for a line volt problem.
If this has 2 transformers like I suspect try the fuse on both sides but remember the one is hot and will remain hot all time on 220V or 1 leg of it or it might remind you. To phase these transfoprmers I believe you swtich the main lines L1 & L2 at either of the transformers. Now 1 more thing the indoor section may be using ground on the low volt side as a path for 1 side of the transformer. I believe you will ahve to do same for the other transformer too.
Hope this helps Id really like to know what you find and do.
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Posted on Mar 30, 2009
we are trying to install a goodman heat pump with a rheem air handler, the orange wire is hook up and the unit is still staying in the heat mood. does anyone have a wiring diagram for the air handler, their is some white wires in the air handler one with a purple strip and one with a black strip we need help
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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