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AC Freezing after replacing burnt 5 Amp fuse in AC Control Board

Years ago our thermostat wire outside was cut and all wires had to be spliced with nuts. Recently my outdoor fan wasn’t kicking on and the house was getting warm. In troubleshooting, I wiggled the ...
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Why is the compressor cooling fan switching off on my my Air Conditioner and overheating the compressor

I have a Whirlpool portable air conditioner, model number PACF29CO W, production date 02/03/2022 Recently it seems to have developed a fault The air conditioner has a main fan (blowing out cold air ...
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Wine fridge compressor wont restart after unplugging

Have wine fridge, wasnt keeping temp. The compressor kept heating up and shutting down. I started it with 2 cases of room temp bottled water in it last night at 22°c, and its been bumping around ...
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Tolerance for LRA and other settings on my AC unit from those on the nameplate?

tl;dr - How close to the compressor LRA / RLA and fan motor FLA should the meter readings be compared to the values on the plate? Do you also need to consider if multiple readings are off or too far ...
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Central A/C system: compressor froze, refrigerant lines sweating through insulation, outside fan won't shut off

The story We noticed the outdoor AC unit was running (i.e., fan was spinning) nonstop for > 18 hours and was relatively louder than usual -- there is now a humming vibration that can be heard ...
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HVAC Keeps tripping breaker. Noticed my breaker is less than then Max on the side label - should I change?

tl;dr - Found that the breaker used for my AC is less than the max specified on the side of the unit. Any reason to keep the lower rated breaker or should I replace so it matches? Safety concerns or ...
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Replacing a refrigerator compressor fan motor with one with different electrical values (GE side-by-side TPG21JRDAWW)

I have rewired very basic motorcycle electrical systems before, but have no understanding of electrical values other than "don't mix 110 and 220V", and "don't put a 6V bulb on a 12V ...
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How to remove inverter board from refrigerator?

I'm troubleshooting my fridge and I'd like to remove the inverter board. The problems is that I can't extract it because other immobile parts are in the way. It seems that the factory inadvertently ...
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New refrigerator installation - compressor clanks during leveling and moving

We just bought a new Whirlpool refrigerator (Model #WRT311FZDZ). While the delivery man was leveling it there was a fairly loud metallic clank. He said it was the compressor. It was not plugged in and ...
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A/C Condenser (Outdoor) Unit Fan Squealing

I think the bearings for fan in my A/C condenser unit (~10 years old) are going out...at least the high-pitched noise reminds me of a similar issue. Here is a short vid with sound: Bad Bearings on my ...
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AC Heatpump fails after cooling for few hours

I live in the lower Ohio area. I have a heatpump, Airtemp brand air conditioning system that's only 6 years old, on days that are in the mid to high 80s (or hotter) the system will run until about 2:...
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Danby Mini-fridge not Cooling

I have a Danby Designer mini fridge (‎FBA_DCR032A2BDD) that stopped cooling recently. This fridge was only been manufactured in 2019 so it feels like a waste to throw it out without at least ...
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Compressor grounding out on a 5 year old unit [closed]

Our 5ton AC unit stopped cooling. Fan runs but it’s not cooling. Have had the circuit breaker replaced when AC company indicated that was the problem. Now the compressor is grounding out and the AC ...
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Do I need an adapter to connect this sprayer to my pneumatic compressor?

I don’t know what these connectors are called but when I connect my compressor to the spray head via the male connector it doesn’t seem like a solid connection and leaks air. Is there something else I ...
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Having issues fitting 1-14 UNF threads from a gas cylinder

I'm working on a DIY system at home that involves parts from different locations and industries, which means I'm running into many thread adaptor-related issues. I have a gas cylinder that I'm trying ...
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Is my chest freezer compressor bad?

I have a ~6 year old chest freezer (Magic Chef HMCF7W2) that has stopped freezing. I read online that a common reason for this was the PTC Starter going bad, and replacing it will fix the problem. I ...
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Could a failing GFCI result in loud refrigerator compressor noise?

I am doing a remodel on a future home. On the initial walk thru we noticed the loud compressor noise from the frig. 2 months later frig died. Diagnosed by tech as bad GFCI or bad compressor inverter. ...
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Where is the compressor run capacitor on my GE refridgerator GTS22WC?

I have a GE refridgerator GTS22WC, manufactured in 2003. Both the freezer and fridge are warm. The compressor doesn't turn on. I checked the relay resistance (between 5 and 6) and it is 5.5 Ohms and ...
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Can I use an air compressor outdoors in freezing temperatures?

I need to do several days of outdoor work with a nail gun (framing/roofing a shed) in freezing temperatures this fall. I have an inexpensive oil-free 6 gallon Rigid compressor for the job. I can bring ...
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Can I blow air in my irrigation system through a hose bib to winterize it?

I am looking to winterize my irrigation system: I called a professional company last year, and they charged me 100$ for essentially 15 min of work. One of the guys said that this was super easy to do ...
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Can an isobutane (R600a) compressor be safely and legally removed (leaked)?

I have a reasonably modern (but not valuable) fridge with a functioning compressor that I'll nevertheless likely replace. I would like to salvage the compressor. According to the manual, the ...
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Turning HVAC on/off using the circuit breaker

So my thermostat is fried. Had a very capable HVAC technician take a look at it and he found this out. I have ordered a new one but it isn't going to be here for the next 2-3 days. I live in Texas and ...
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Compressor for spray gun and pneumatics tools

I have a general question that I can't find answers to : can I use a commercial compressor that will provide pressure for all the tools that I have in my wearhouse and use the same compressor for my ...
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How long should I wait to plug my fridge back in if I haven't moved it?

I plan to use a fridge as a temperature-controlled fermenting chamber, and I'd like to use some spare electronics to DIY a temperature controller that works by turning on and off a relay that sits ...
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Our AC isn't cooling to the set temperature

Our AC isn't cooling to the set temperature. We got one tech from Company-A to come and he said that the Freon is a bit low. So, on hot days, they can't keep up. But our unit has an older R22 Freon, ...
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Do buzzing and chirping noises indicate a failing refrigerator?

My refrigerator was starting to run loud a few months ago. It was very over due for a cleaning - afterwards it wasn't as loud. Today it started to chirp at me and make a general high pitched noise. It ...
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Two reducers in-line from air compressor to air tool?

Previous house owner run PEX pipe in the garage from a 60 gal air-compressor to multiple hose reels. One of them developed a leak and I had to cut through copper pipe to remove it - it was all hard-...
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Why do compress air cans always seem to avoid mentioning their main use? [closed]

In the last couple of years, I've finally started buying cans of compressed air to blow out the dust from inside my computer, instead of using my lungs as I have done in all the years past. It feels ...
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How can I convert a 220v outlet to a 110v outlet?

I have a 220 volt pond aerator compressor that I'm going to replace with 110 volt unit. Can I wire and keep the same power cord with the 6-15 plug and receptacle and just swap out the 220 connection ...
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Why does my fridge turn itself off?

My KitchenAid fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to turn off thermostat to off and then back to on (setting 1/2/3/4/5). Any idea what is the issue?
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Swap split system head unit

We have a Daikin split system, 1x compressor and 3x head units, connected like this: The head units are pretty ancient (models FTK35HVEA and FTK25HVEA), but the main issue is the vanes do not swing ...
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Fridge Tripping GFCI but not when compressor is unplugged

I have a 12 year old GE Fridge in my garage that stopped freezing & cooling a few weeks ago. I diagnosed it as a bad relay and replaced it. Things ran normally for about 2 weeks and then one day ...
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Why does my compressor make a loud squealing noise as HVAC system shuts off?

Is it a dangerous condition if the compressor makes this squealing noise? I left my home for two weeks and when I came back my condenser fan motor wasn't working. So my compressor was running non-stop ...
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Copper pipe drain hole attachment to blow out water line?

Trying to winterize better. Copper pipe feeds normal garden water hose. How would one attach an air compressor Attachment to thread on here to blow out water line? to this to blow out? If you ...
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Can you safely have multiple pneumatic regulators in series to step down the pressure to a desired level?

I'm very new to pneumatics. I have recently acquired a 100psi compressor for use in my home wood workshop and would also like to use it for a small airbrush for painting. The target PSI range for the ...
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Is my HVAC compressor siezed?

My R22 HVAC system stopped working. Trying to see if there is anything else I can do When the compressor kicks on I hear a buzzing sound (presumably when the capacitor is in start mode) and a hen goes ...
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Heatpump Compressor Hardstart Device: What is the active working mechanism?

The original compressor-heatpump starting issue is documented at Air-conditioner fan & compressor fails to start. I installed a new capacitor before the technician arrived. The HVAC technician ...
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What should I do if the refrigeration compressor returns oil?

When I was using my refrigerator, I noticed that it returned a little oil. What should I do?
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Heat Pump Compressor not turning on in heat mode

UPDATE 29-MAY-2021: So I have it working now, after playing around with some of the settings in both the Nest Thermostat and the Zone Control Panel. In the "Pro Setup" section of the Nest, I ...
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How should I connect new thermostat wires to my heat pump?

I need some direction on troubleshooting my HVAC heat pump. I have recently purchased an older home with a newer heat pump was installed. There was no power to the thermostat. Called repairman and he ...
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Moved compressor from one outlet to another. Now it trips the breaker. Same circuit. Different outlet. Why?

I had a single phase 115v ac compressor connected to a 20A circuit. It worked in that location for many years. Recently, I moved the compressor to another outlet on the same circuit. Now it trips the ...
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Can I safely cut a copper compressor pipe with r600a gas?

Can I safely cut a fridge compressors copper pipes if it uses r600a gas. I've read of people taking out fridge compressors but I want to check whether it's safe to cut the pipes like this?
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How to attach valve to fridge compressor copper pipe without torch? [closed]

I'm trying to make a vacuum pump to pump my car's AC system. I have a fridge outside with r600a gas. I am wanting to take out the compressor and use it as a vacuum pump. I don't even know if the ...
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Are compressor pressure switches adjustable or repairable?

I have a craftsman air compressor. It's about 20 years old, but for many years now, if I let it run on it's own, it will always blow the pressure relief valve. I don't need a lot of volume, so I ...
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5 hp air compressor wiring

5 hp 80 gal 208/230 volt air compressor, amps 18.6-17.5, LR amps -95, KW- 2.98 Located 80-100 feet from panel--looking for wire size and breaker size thanks John on 230V circuit hp listed on tank ...
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Repurpose old compressor

I recently came across someone who was throwing away an old craftsman air-tank and compressor. They claimed the compressor did now work anymore as it would never build pressure. I had an old ...
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Two zone hvac on single compressor [closed]

I have a two zone HVAC system with two compressors (A and B). When I run the heat on Zone 1, it uses compressor A and when I run the heat on Zone 2, it also uses compressor A. When I run the A/C, it ...
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Hooking up my compressor to my dryer outlet

I need to plug in my compressor, which has a NEMA L6-30P plug. I currently have a NEMA 10-30R Receptacle How do I do this? It looks like the ground from my dryer plug is grounded in the box. I do ...
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Freezer not working; only makes quiet sound

An old (probably 30-50 years) chest freezer is not working. When plugged in it makes a constant, very quiet sound and does not change temperature. How could I tell what's wrong with it? Is it likely ...
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