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I have a 3 ton Amana 14 seer 410A unit. The fans work but it

Customer Question

I have a 3 ton Amana 14 seer 410A unit. The fans work but it does not cool
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Amana is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 6 yrs
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: it depends
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you. I am looking over your question now and will respond shortly.

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Well this depends on the compressor that pumps the freon or the freon itself.

The compressor capacitor could be bad - $125

The compressor itself - $900+

Or the unit is low or out of freon - $250-$750

The first thing is to determine if the compressor is running or not.

Is this something you plan on checking yourself?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
how?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

First..if you hold the 2 freon pipes that connect the outdoor to the indoor unit...are they the same temp? One warm and one cool? If you you can tell the compressor is running? Is the compressor hot?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
both line are somewhat cool
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
same temperature
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

do you know what the capacitor is?

Please note - inside of the ac unit is 220v

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no not really but that was changed just 2 weeks ago
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Ok that is good info.

If the capacitor was changed..then something caused the overload. Which is likely a bad compressor or bad wire connection at the capacitor or compressor.

Have you checked the terminals where they attach they make sure they are all still intact?

If you want to remove cover of ac and take pics and post here I can look for you and identify possible signs of failure

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no wires on or near the capacitor looks damaged. everything looks good
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Then the issue is most likely the compressor.

It wore out the old capacitor, and new worked for a bit.

But it sounds like you are at a compressor failure

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
okay I found a broken wire ,red, from the capacitor to the wire switch broken
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

excellent...

That is the most common after a service is a pulled wire or bad connection.

Does it start now?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I didn't touch it. I'm getting ready to fix this and try it
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

great..just turn power off and give a try.

If yyou need me just respond back.

Once you rate service at top of page you have 30day follow up

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks my bro I replaced the wire and restarted the unit, it feels cooler now thanks again
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Great news!...just saved yourself a service call.

Just rate service at top of page to move off active list.

Thank you

Billy

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks again Billy
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

you are welcome...I see the question is still open so just rate service to close.