Carrier Heat Pump does not run

by Mike
(Norwalk, CT)

I have two Carrier heat pumps (Clipper models mfg'd Apr 1984 - round cylinder shape)

Downstairs unit which is linked with a Carrier oil furnace blew a ceramite starter capacitor and tripped off the indoor circuit breaker at the panel box.

I swapped the capacitor and starter from my other functioning outdoor unit into the damaged unit, reset the indoor breaker and turned the outdoor breaker switch back on at the unit. Nothing happens, no fan, no compressor sounds and the indoor fan runs at the furnace.

I did not set the pump to heat to see if that cycle works. I'll try that next. Though my oil furnace (supplemental heat on thermostat) ran over the winter while the heat pump did not since the starter was fried I guess. i replaced the motor on one of my units 2 years ago. Don't know which unit at this point. Could this be a thermostat or worse?

A friend that repairs central ac units and pumps said replacing ac units can be expensive and a real hassle. If I need a new exchanger inside because they have to be bigger now since they may not fit the existing ductwork configuration.

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Pump NEW
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Once I translated the instruction on the use of the pump and there was a sentence which I translated as: "Do not let the pump to get under rigid substances". What do they mean? Who can tell me please?

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1994 central ac
by: MELINA

IT WAS INSTALLED IN 1994IT STOPPED WORKING. THEY CAME OVER REPLACED THE BLOWER MOTOR. THE AC WORKS ONLY FEW HOURS PER DAY AND THEN SHUTS OFF COMPLETELY.

WHEN IT WORKS, IT DOESN'T COMPLETELY COOLS THE HOUSE. THE UPSTAIRS IS HOT, DOWNSTAIRS IS OKAY, BUT NOT COOL ENOUGH AS IT USED TO BE.

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Poor performance from Carrier units
by: Anonymous

We installed three Carrier units in our new home in 2000, including one two-phase unit. All of the components (three per unit) have been replaced in each system at least twice, and one whole system has been replaced.

They go out as soon as the warranty is over. I have complained, and have been told "It's not the brand, they're all like that these days" I hope not. We're ready to start replacing the systems with another brand and dealer.

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