Problems with Rheem contactors
by Cal G
My Rheem central ac unit with heating has the older refrigration formula. I have only had to replace the compressor (sprial) once.
My chief complaint is the darn old contactors. I have used 30 amps,until recently a refrig. Tech suggest that I try to up-it to 40 amp.
They,30amps. work find for three to four months, then they began to stick, closed, in the down position. Eventually the contactor will darken,stick and burn-out.
I have had many technicians, refrigration experts from Rheem and others who have no viable answer. They have not offered any solution or conclusion to my problem, with the contactors sticking.
I like the Rheem since I can readily access the componets and attempt to address the issues. In this case, I have been unable to solve it with the help of Rheem experts, and without help, For my next central ac unit, I would like to return with Rheem, but eith the new regulations R22, they would have to replace my heat unit, which is costly, in addition to the central ac unit.