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May 2020
Troubleshooting: What Are You Measuring?
In this troubleshooting situation, a newer technician calls a senior tech on the phone to help him with a diagnosis. “I’ve got a contactor that just won’t pull in even though there is power going to it,” the new technician says.
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Apr 2020
Troubleshooting: No Cooling Call
In this troubleshooting situation, you arrive at a residential cooling service call. The customer complaint is a no cooling on a two-year-old, 3-ton straight cooling, R-410A split system.
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Mar 2020
Troubleshooting: Noise, Insufficient Cooling
In this troubleshooting situation, you arrive at a residential cooling service call and the customer’s complaint is a loud noise and insufficient cooling on an eight-year-old, 3-ton straight cool split system.
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Jan 2020
Troubleshooting: Furnace Won’t Stay Lit
In this troubleshooting scenario, you are called out by your install department because a new natural gas furnace is having issues after they installed it. You find the fault code shows an ignition proving failure.
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Dec 2019
Troubleshooting: No Ignition Service Call
In this troubleshooting scenario, you arrive on a no heating service call and find an 80% natural gas furnace. You approach the furnace and find it blinking one short flash and three long flashes through the indicator window.
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Nov 2019
Troubleshooting: Condensing Temperature Lower than Outdoor Temperature
In this troubleshooting situation, you arrive at a residential comfort cooling service call and the customer complaint is insufficient cooling on a seven year- old, 3-ton heat pump split system.
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Sep 2019
Troubleshooting: Why does A/C blow the low-voltage fuse?
In this troubleshooting situation, a residential customer calls on the first hot day of summer and states that the air conditioner has stopped working and the thermostat has gone blank.
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Aug 2019
Troubleshooting: Residential System Noisy, Not Cooling
You are called out to a residential air conditioning system that is not cooling properly and making a loud screeching noise.
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Jul 2019
Troubleshooting: Improper Defrost Timer Installation
You are called out to a convenience store for a medium temperature cooler that is not maintaining temperature.
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Dec 2018
Troubleshooting: A Gas Funace That Won't Fire
In this troubleshooting situation, we have a customer who is reporting a “no heat” situation upon arrival at their second home.
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