I have a short in home AC. I have located the short to the 2 yellow wires (24V) that connect to the outdoor unit. They both end at a metal tube.
I am not sure what this tube is called (condenser coil?). Can I replace this on my own? If so, will this solve the short?
It turns out the two wires went to the low pressure switch. It was grounding inside the wires.
I moved the wires and the grounding is no longer occurring and everything is working fine (after replacing the 5-amp fuse of course).
I imagine this problem will happen again, but for now I will leave it alone so that I don't have to tear the outdoor unit apart to replace the wires.
I am assuming that the wires to the low pressure switch can be replaced.