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Honeywell digital thermostat by the way, White wire to W, Green wire to G, Red wire to R, Yellow wire to Y. FYI, last night I opened the thermostat and saw the G wire out, but I replaced it and made sure it was secure. And again the AC all came on earlier but then stopped.
Ok, I jumped the red and green and the fan did not come on. I then put the red, green, and yellow wires together and the cooling did not come on.
Ok this is where my skills may let me down, but I did test it. I used the multimeter to test the small red wire before it went into the transformer or capacitor. I got very little to no reading from it
I took a picture. It appears that this is the contactor and not the transformer correct? I'm wondering if the transformer is actually in my crawl space and not in my unit?
Ok I touched the red wire with the red probe, and the copper gas pipe with the black probe and read 23 or 24 volts
Ok first let me show you pictures to make sure I'm measuring correctly. I'm touching the small red wire and the copper pipe in the pictures, just want to make sure I'm doing that correctly. Second, the fuse looks fine and I don't see any spots on the board.
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I think that may have been my fault, I was not touching the copper part of the wire. Once I touched that part of the wire with the copper pipe I was not getting a reading
I wish I were still at home, but I'm with a client for the rest of the day. I appreciate your thoughts on testing the components, it is a little bit more out of my comfort zone although I'd like to learn it.
I pulled out the blue wire and it looked fine so I put it back in.
I did take out the transformer because those connections were easy and I wanted to test it and possibly replace it since it isn't too costly. However looking at the one that the store sells it doesn't have the wires already in it so I'm not sure how I would put the wires in to connect it.
I certainly hoped to avoid calling a technician but if I want AC anytime soon I may have to do it. Your thoughts?
Thanks Phil, I have one that I feel comfortable with, Marshall Heating and Air in Winston Salem. He has been to my house before and was very honest and helpful.
I made sure to take detailed pictures so I can put the transformer back properly so I will do that after work tonight. What a day for my wife's birthday as she's 6 months pregnant!