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Central A/C Issues

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jrdbrn, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    jrdbrn [OP] Borne Fishing

    Aug 10, 2009
    First Name:
    '16 Inferno Tacoma TSS
    So it's getting hot out... and my A/C decided to stop blowing cool overnight.

    A little history:
    Bought the house 1 year ago.
    Recharged the freon last summer.
    Worked fine until last night.

    Now, this unit has never been powerful, but it blew cool. I was told it was not leaking. When we put freon, the lines were freezing up, which I was told meant it was low. The lines are not frozen, nor are they even sweating. Dry as a bone.

    The unit is newer than my downstairs AC, but I don't know about any warranty or if it can be transfered to the new owners?

    The fan turns on and it sounds like the compressor is "stalling". I can hear a sound like it wants to turn on, but won't.

    Any idea what it can be? The unit is on outside and it is blowing inside. Just blowing warm air. If I get my wife to turn the AC on, should I hear the compressor try to turn on immediately?

    I just turned it completely off. Doesn't pay to circulate hot air.

    Warranty Information
    Model: GSC130241 Revision: AE
    Model Description: 13 SEER AC, 2TON
    Standard Warranty Information Not Available
  2. May 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    aaronatl ©1975

    May 22, 2008
    First Name:
    Aaron Nrsa
    In A Big Country
    it hauls tostitos
    sounds like the capacitor, be very careful as these hold 220/240 ac volts but can be
    as high as 660 volts and can stay charged for days even when turned off
    they cost about 20 dollars plus the service call

    most have 1 start/run capacitor for the, compressor and fan (three prong)
    fan side might be good and compressor side might not, and vice versa

    *always ground any capacitor before touching*


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