Any HVAC guys here?

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  1. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Change the filter!!!
     
  3. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    :up: I do quarterly.
     
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    Pretty sure PLZCallMeTED is
     
  5. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking Bro may be, too.

    I think Clutch works in the same general field also.
     
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    Spazz is.
     
  7. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Clutch's AC repair for a sagging window unit to put a shoe underneath it? :wtf:
     
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    I bet he walked around wearing one shoe all summer.
     
  10. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    You ever see a mechanic that doesn't drive a total piece of shit?
     
  11. Mack

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    I think I got it figured out. I'm 98% sure it's the capacitor but I'm no HVAC guy.

    The fucking thing was squealing like a stuck pig yesterday and really hot to the touch and this morning it was DOA. :rip:
     
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    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war :dogpee:
     
  13. Mack

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    Nah. Bad cap would cause some serious buzz then thermal shutdown in a few seconds. Squealing sound like condenser fan bearing?
     
  15. Mack

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    the condenser fan turns freely. there was a pretty loud buzzing/squeal yesterday and the fan wouldn't kick on so I shut it down.

    after an hour or so I went out and spun the fan and it feels fine. I went in and turned it on and it sounded the same but I was able to get the fan to go with a kickstart from a twig.
     
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    I don't do HVAC
     
  17. Mack

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    this morning there was no fan but the buzzing was gone. I literally just blew of the fan blade and off it went. :dontknow:

    its been running ever since and sounds fine now. :wtf: I know if I shut it down it'll do the same again so I've let it run all day.
     
  18. Mack

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    I wonder if the resistance is way up on the motor making the cap strain? It doesn't seem to be blowing as hard as it did. :bigthink

    Man, I hate fucking with shit that's out of my comfort zone.
     
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    Those caps are for startup on single phase. That explains why it'll go if you help it get started. It's probably a split cap that feeds the compressor as well. They are cheap and easy to change. Give it a shot. Give me a brand/model and I can find out more.
     
  20. Daveindiego

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    That really angry guy PlzcallmeTed is a HVAC guy.

    Watch out though, he gets really really angry.

    :c