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IHello I have a Carrier 2000 SS Unit, that wont turn on. It

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IHello I have a Carrier 2000 SS Unit, that wont turn on. It has a control board that shows 3 red lights when powered on from themostat
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: Larger AC Thermostat works fine for inside heating unit
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It was working fine the other day, then it just stopped.. I tried resetting the breaker to see if that would help, but it did not
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 13 days ago.

Look on the label and give me complete model.Something like 38YRA037

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
38tra060340
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
It has the condenser pull power and next to that box, a weather sealed box with what looks like a control board. That is what
has the three red lights on it.
Expert:  Charles Bodenheimer replied 13 days ago.
That may be a load control installed by your power company. Does it have two wires going to the Condensor from it? Thanks
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
it does.
Expert:  Charles Bodenheimer replied 13 days ago.
Ok. That's your load control. I've have been on many calls where this was the culprit. You can call your company to come out. Or if you know someone that knows how to bypass the load control until the power co can replace the load control. If you're mechanically inclined those two wires can be wired together to bypass the load control. Make sure the breakers are off to the air handler and Condensor. Send me a pic of the control to be safe. Use the file button to the left of where you type. Thanks
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I will as soon as I return home
Expert:  Charles Bodenheimer replied 13 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Charles Bodenheimer replied 12 days ago.
Lmk. I'm logging off. I'll be back on tomorrow afternoon est. thanks

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