The Unit is Central air and the system sets outside. I hit the button that jump start the system before, but the button comes back up and stop connecting or touching the copper strip. I was working on the system this morning at 3 am (My wife made me do it!) when I noticed that the pipe were freezing over. So, I turned the system off.
I stuck a paper clip in this button to keep the system running when the system froze the pipes. Also, the system did not work. No air came out of the vents, hot, warm, ot cold. So, that's when I turned the system off.
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Re: RE: Carrier Unit Central
Try first cutting system power for a couple of minutes, even from main. With some luck it can be enough to reset the system, as it looks like a problem with the control board. The control board has also a coin battery and a reset bridge on it , but to access them you need to take apart control unit. Try fist turning off main power switch for 5 minutes or so.
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If it does not have a furnace or heating elements for heating, then it is a heat pump, which is rare for a central AC system, but makes sense of the fact that it blows warm air when you reset the pressure switch, which may indicates freon pressure charge problem if your AC system has a reverse valve and uses freon to for heating (heat Pump).
Do you get heating when outside unit runs? if you do, check freon pressure levels and top up to required pressures. The button you depress is a pressure reset switch ... that is if your AC system is a heat pump ... which, as pointed above, it is not common for central ACs.
DOES THE HOUSE FEEL DRIER IF IT IS 80 OUTSIDE WITH ALOT OF HUMIDITY THE UNIT WILL RUN FOR A LONG TIME TO REMOVE THE MOISTURE(HUMIDITY) OUT OF THE HOUSE BEFORE TEMP DROPS DRAMATICALLY IS THERE WATER COMING OUT OF THE DRAIN PIPE OUTSIDE
LOL I understand the situation, bet my wife is worse than yours on this kind of things. Regarding the unit that does not stay on there are two possibilities: 1 ) Unit switch is broken, in this case paper clip wont cause any damage, and the unit will just stay on. 2) There is a serious problem with the unit and the internal switch does not let unit to turn on, this is probably your case, if you force the unit to start with the paper clip it won't work because the safety switch keeps trying to turn it off, and with a reason. I think there is a problem with the unit that does not turn on, If there is ice on coils then usually the AC is low on freon or the face of
the coil has dirt on it and the air cant get out the one vent. Only simple thing you can do is letting it
off until it defrost then try just the fan see if you get air from vent if you do it is definitively low on freon. If fan does not start can still be in need of recharging freon, but can also be a problem with the fan motor. A possibility is that your system was low on freon and when you set lower temperature settings for summer it went under pressure, froze and the machine went into error mode, if you cannot fix it in a simple way you will probably to call service to recharge freon and to inspect the machine. If you decide to call service you can use the phone number printed on last pages of the owner manual.