Can I ask you a question?
Today I did a favor (I'm an appliance guy not an A/C guy I only have a Type I HVAC technician license)
The guy said he thought his fuse was bad. So I checked, good fuse. Then I checked the fan. Resistance was infinite. Hooked up a 230v test rig(just to appease the friend) and hooked the fan motor to it, with a 5uf capacitor. Nothing
So I replace the fan, and throw in a 5uf capacitor, rather than hooking it to the three way 50/5 uf capacitor on the unit. After installation (both browns to capacitor, white to common black to high voltage (black to black, white to red)
the new fan kicked on, the compressor appeared to kick on.
I figured job was done.
Well they just called saying it still isn't getting cool. So should I just replace the 50/5 capacitor, or should I take the unit back apart and check the resistance of the compressor?
I'm regretting not just replacing that capacitor as well.
I have red to common and yellow to the one that is not "fan"..
I'm just surprised it didn't work. The system has a good pressure, the evaporator fan is working, coils are clean.
I'm thinking go there with a $10 capacitor, and that will be it. But if it can be something bigger, than I', just going to call an A/C buddy.
This post was edited on 6/5 at 8:09 pm