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May 2017
Troubleshooting: A No Coolnig Complaint
In this month’s troubleshooting problem, you’re responding to a complaint that the temperature in a house is too warm. When you call ahead to let the customer know you’re on the way, they provide the additional information that “something is running” but the temperature just continues to rise.
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Apr 2017
Troubleshooting: A Gas Furnace That's Sitting Dead
This month’s troubleshooting problem centers around an eight-year-old gas furnace that, according to the customer’s complaint, simply “won’t run.”
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Mar 2017
Troubleshooting: A Heat Pump That's Not Cooling
With an outdoor ambient temperature of 86°F, your elderly customer in this situation is in immediate need of assistance. When they called to request emergency service, their description of the problem was that their air-conditioner was “not cooling at all.”
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Feb 2017
Troubleshooting: A Condensing Unit Compressor that Kicks off on Overload
Email your real-life troubleshooting problem—along with the ultimate solution you found—to jim@techtrainassoc.com. Be sure to include as much supporting documentation as possible— wiring diagrams, model/serial numbers, etc. If your problem is published, you will be rewarded with a free heat-pump training video, “Uncomplicating the Heat Pump: Refrigeration and Air Flow Systems.”
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Jan 2017
Troubleshooting: A New Walk-in Cooler That Never Performed
Email your real-life troubleshooting problem—along with the ultimate solution you found—to jim@techtrainassoc.com. Be sure to include as much supporting documentation as possible— wiring diagrams, model/serial numbers, etc. If your problem is published, you will be rewarded with a free heat-pump training video, “Uncomplicating the Heat Pump: Refrigeration and Air Flow Systems.”
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Dec 2016
Troubleshooting: A Compressor That WIll Not Start
In this month’s troubleshooting situation, our problem involves a 4-pin compressor that uses both an internal and external overload protector. Two other factors in regard to this particular piece of equipment are that a single-pole contactor is used in the compressor circuit, and that it is equipped with high- and low-pressure switches that act as protective devices.
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Nov 2016
Troubleshooting: An Electric Furnace That Is Not Keeping the House Warm Enough
In this month’s troubleshooting problem, a customer is reporting that when they turned on their nine-year-old electric furnace two weeks ago at the beginning of the heating season, they considered that the run cycles may have been excessive.
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Oct 2016
Troubleshooting: A No-heat Complaint
The equipment in this month’s troubleshooting problem is a gas furnace, and the information you get from the customer is that they have “no heat.” They also report that they have set the thermostat to the OFF setting because they can hear “something happening from time to time” and they decided it would be safer to turn the system off.
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Aug 2016
Troubleshooting: A Second Uncomfortable Summer
The equipment in this month’s troubleshooting problem has been in service for only 18 months and has a significant service history. It is a split system in a twobedroom, one-bath manufactured home in a retirement community.
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Jun 2016
Troubleshooting: A Heat Pump that is Not Providing Cool Air
The equipment in this month’s troubleshooting problem is a package unit heat pump, and the customer’s complaint is that the unit is “blowing warm air.”
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