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How to measure current draw of AC condenser fan motor, single phase?

Your readings appear to be normal under the circumstances. The three motor wires are cable tied together at the top and that will distort the readings. You'd expect to see the same reading on the ...
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Rust on outdoor ac fan motor? Tech recommends replacement?

GET A NEW AC GUY!!! Most motors have a external laminated iron core and cast end bells. This metal when outside may rust that is what happens to the iron. We do paint motors when we rebuild them to ...
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Air handler condensation draining problem

So one more tidbit related to the comments above... I had a clogged line and decided, while unclogging, to install a hose connection for easier flushing next time around. My horizontal pipes were 2/3 ...
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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

I've seen many AC units with outside support brackets, but I've seen many more without them. Since your window sounds like a replacement window where the tracks encroach on the opening instead of ...
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Musty smell from furnace

I believe the source of this smell is this. If you have any drains like this in your basement, pour some hot bleach water down them. I believe we don't smell it as much here during the winter because ...
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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

trim (or adjust) the legs so that they reach your roof, if you roof is some fragile material (most are). trim them further and put a horizontal stick of pressure treated timber at the bottom to ...
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Musty smell from furnace

The source of the musty smell probably exists between where the furnace is and where the ductwork for the furnace and A/C join together. Since the smell only results when you switch from A/C to heat, ...
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Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

I've had a similar problem: the window was too tiny to fit a window AC unit. The problem with portable AC units is they have only one pipe to the outside. A normal window AC unit has one airflow ...
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Portable ac to cool another room?

Two hose portable unit would probably work if you can come up with an adequate adapter for connecting cold air discharge vent of unit to flex duct run to the desired cooling space. One thing I didn't ...
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Gain access behind Daikin ductless air conditioner indoor unit

Call a qualified technician. There is no slack in the copper piping. Those pipes are bent in place and are fairly rigid. A small mistake will create a refrigerant leak, collapse a pipe, stretch the ...
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Why does my furnace blower turn on when the thermostat is turned off?

Sounds like you have an intermittent short-circuit affecting the "call-for-heat" wires, or a problem on a circuit board with the same effect as that. Intermittent faults are generally ...
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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

Based on other answers here, I managed to find a company manufacturing the required covers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132726549898?var=432075788374 "quentin_bc" is the seller name on eBay ...
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How can I clean this kind of filter? Is it the reason why very little air is coming from the vents and the house is not getting cooler?

You don't clean it. You replace it. There are some metal filters designed to be cleaned. But the type of filter you have is designed to be replaced. These are standard items, available at any hardware ...
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How can I clean this kind of filter? Is it the reason why very little air is coming from the vents and the house is not getting cooler?

You replace them with new ones, about every two or three months or sooner. Seeing the condition of the cardboard around the filter, would check if that is the right size, should be a label near the ...
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How can I clean this kind of filter? Is it the reason why very little air is coming from the vents and the house is not getting cooler?

As that's a paper filter, you would generally just replace it. Make sure you buy the right size (that one is 20x25x1) and make sure you place it facing the right direction in the air duct. A clogged ...
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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

A sheet of plywood. Most better lumber yards will sell you a cut piece to your specified dimensions that will sit inside the notch on the inside. You can then cut the openings exactly as you need ...
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How to seal this type of window for portable air conditioner?

Ignore the window. Seal a flat sheet of something to the window frame on the room side, with a 6" hole in it for your duct. Something - Plexiglass or other clear plastic sheet if you want the ...
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