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Spock's Eyebrow
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks

Have you looked at the circuit board for the furnace? See if it has a diagnostic LED. Check fuses on the board, look for burnt traces, etc.


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TH03
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
checked it already, looks clean


BR, yea it's fricking 82 in here


QuietTiger
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Is it a furnace, gas heat? If so, turn the thermo to "on", open side of unit and if possible try and "carefully" spin the squirrel cage. If it starts turning I'd think it's the capacitor. Just a guess.
Use a long screwdriver for the spinning part.


CP3LSU25
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
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TH03


You work for a company out of Louisiana


High C
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
obligatory move


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TH03
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
well durr, what tipped you off?


Birdie King
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Have you paid your light bill?


CP3LSU25
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Tell him to jump the r and g on the back of the t-stat and see if the fan comes on


TH03
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
light bill?


TH03
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
can I just pry that shite off?

nvm, trying that now
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Birdie King
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
nm young lad

I hope you get it fixed soon



now go save your dishes


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biglego
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Maybe someone stole the copper coils. They do that you know.


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CP3LSU25
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
What do you think about them landman safety meetings?


REB BEER
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Same thing happened to mine last summer. I like to fix things myself and youtube'd it and replaced the capacitor and it was fixed!

Grand total...$60.00


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HarryBalzack
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Sounds like either the capacitor or the connections to the capacitor have burned out. Parts really aren't too expensive. Maybe $50 at most. Labor is going to get you for between $250-$500 though
That's the most common problem, especially if the unit has some age on it. Also, blown capacitors are often the sign of other problems, like low coolant, which stresses the motor.

If you have a multi-tester you can figure out where the break is. Word of advice, though - make sure you ground that capacitor before you touch it. If it's not the problem and still has a charge, it will hurt like a mutha.


QuietTiger
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What do you think about them landman safety meetings?


He probably thinks they're cooler than where he's at now.


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CP3LSU25
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Y'all know just enough about ac work to get yourselves killed


Marco Esquandolas
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re: why the hell won't my AC work? fixed, thanks
Make sure the door to the attic unit is on properly.. There is a plunger switch that will shut the entire unit down if the access door is just slightly open.
It may vibrate loose from time to time..


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HarryBalzack
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Y'all know just enough about ac work to get yourselves killed
Yep. Usually call my dad, but I've seen the capacitor replaced enough times to figure that one out.

ETA: LOL - I see what you're saying...I was assuming he pulled the disconnect before grounding the capacitor. It would smart if you didn't do that.
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Polar Pop
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I had a similar problem 2 weeks ago, shut off out of nowhere. Ended up being the capacitor (3rd consecutive summer it has gone out). You can jump the wires to the other capacitor to get it running but I cannot remember the configuration. Cost me $115 to get fixed.


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