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Goodman compressor cuts off when temp too high

We have a Goodman GSC13 - 13 SEER. Fan in attic, compressor outside.
Fan in attic, compressor outside.

It worked fine for the first 2 weeks. Then one afternoon we realized it was pumping out hot air and that the compressor wasn't running. We turned it off, tried an hour later, same problem.

AC guys came next day--turned it on--it worked fine. They checked everything, couldn't find a problem.

This afternoon it started blowing hot air again, compressor not running.
The temp outside was 91, heat index 97.
The 1st time this happened it was a very hot day too.
Problem seems to be that when the outside temp or heat index hits mid 90s or better the compressor stops. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.

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  • marber Jul 19, 2008

    Meant to mention AC is 3 weeks old.



    marber

  • marber Jul 21, 2008

    Thanks burzerko,



    This gives me something to ask the AC tech.

    Keeping in mind that this system is only 3 weeks old do you think this is a problem in the compressor from the factory or something done or not done during installation?



    marber

  • marber Jul 22, 2008

    burzerko,

    Thanks for responding again.



    AC has done it again-- 3 times now. It worked fine the first 16 days, then it cut off on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday. All in the late afternoon - we try it again about an hour or so later and it doesn't work right. Start it up the next morning and it works fine. At first I thought it was cuttiing off on the hottest days, but it's also working on very hot days--todays temp 100, heat index 104 and it's working fine.



    I haven't had the time to have the AC guys come back again. When they do come back I hope they'll do more than what they did last time. To help with that is why I'm here--to get ideas on what to ask. How do you think the tech might have overcharged the system?



    thanks again

    marber

  • marber Jul 31, 2008

    UPDATE-- The AC has been working correctly for 7 days now. The AC guys realized that the drainage hose wasn't draining properly. Once they fixed that it's been okay.

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When the condenser coil is dirty come high pressure and cut out the compressor, you can wash with the garden hose around the condenser coil before disconect the unit for prevent any electrocution or the sistem is overcharged

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    I am not apprentice i come from the arizona refrigeration institute from phoenix any question if i can help i have 3 years experience not to much?

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I believe you have 1 of 2 problems going on here your system may be overcharged causing the compressor to cut out on a overload relay circuit internally, or it also could be tripping out a high pressure switch which could be from an overcharged system or a dirty condenser. I would have the tech come out on a 90 degree day and put the gauges on and check the pressures while it is operating under a full load.

Hope this helps you.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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    burzerko Jul 21, 2008

    I really think the tech overcharged your system. Since it has gotten warmer the pressure has increased causing the problem you stated. The theory of a dirty condenser is possible but at 3 weeks highly unlikly.



    Please comment back if you have any other qustions.

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    burzerko Jul 25, 2008

    What you saying makes sense that it is overcharged the longer it runs the hotter the compressor gets which after time will trip out the internal overload inside the compressor.

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