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wanderingnomads

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Posted: 03/06/09 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know where or who I could talk to to discuss about my basement air conditioner?

I noticed a few months ago when I turned my AC on that the only thing running was just the fan. There was no cold air. Now ,I"ve talked to several friends all with different fixes. I don't want to have to replace the unit if I don't have to. I 'm hoping someone out there can tell me somewhere to go to check this out. Not everyone wants to work on a basement AC
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Checkout the Alfateers. They are a guys who worked in repair for Alfa and started their own business with the parts and knowledge from Alfa. Here is the link:
http://www.alfateersrvservice.com

The Alfa A/C is made by Coleman and if it works it works well. Mine has never been a problem. If it does not work there are a lot of reasons why and the Alfateers should be able to help.
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wanderingnomads wrote:

I noticed a few months ago when I turned my AC on that the only thing running was just the fan. There was no cold air. Now ,I"ve talked to several friends all with different fixes. I don't want to have to replace the unit if I don't have to. I 'm hoping someone out there can tell me somewhere to go to check this out. Not everyone wants to work on a basement AC
Thanks


I would check to see if power was being sent to the compressor. If so I would test the run capacitor. I would visually check the run capacitor, top and bottom should be flat, not bulged out. You will need a meter that can read capacitance. I would also check the compressor windings.

Assuming all the above tested ok. If you have no power to the compressor. I would check for power to the contactor coil and load/line side voltage.

If you have no power to the contactor coil and there is a pc board I would check for power into the board from the thermostat, power from the 120 volt source, and any limits, high, or low pressure switches. After checking these things let us know what you find and we can go from there. Good luck.


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Our basement in our 2003 also died. We had fried wiring. Several places could NOT fix it, but it was successfully fixed in Richmond, VA. However, they did not pre-auth the service with our CSP. The repair was around $800 for an $8 wiring harness.

Apparently there are two units. One main one (the one that fried) and a secondary. It also blew air, not warm with furnace, not cool with a/c.


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There are two capacitors for your a/c compressor. A start capacitor and a run capacitor. The problem is either one of the capacitors or the compressor needs a motor kit.

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Posted: 03/09/09 08:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thank you all for your help and suggestions. I will keep them in mind when we get back to Texas.
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Sundowner1 wrote:

There are two capacitors for your a/c compressor. A start capacitor and a run capacitor. The problem is either one of the capacitors or the compressor needs a motor kit.

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Not all a/c units have a start capacitor. If the compressor windings are open or grounded, a start capacitor and relay isn't going to fix it. Proper troubleshooting is cheaper than just throwing parts at it and hoping it works!!!!

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