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I have a goodman ar49-1 unit leaking water on the bottom

i have a goodman ar49-1 unit leaking water on the bottom where the air filter is there is pvc pipe on the front dripping into a drain but its significant water out the bottomJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: the filter is pulled out...it was dirty the thermostat was on 77, we moved to 80 and now it's off with just the fan running since turning off the unit, the drips have stoppedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if i can im in texas and it gets hot, still humidJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: i'm not sure what to point out that is relevant to you

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BillyHvac

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From searching online, it looks like I have two HVAC return

From searching online, it looks like I have two HVAC return air vents in my TV room. They are extremely noisy if I am using air conditioning and I can hardly hear my TV, unless I put the volume loud (inconsiderate to neighbors). What can I do?

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Rick

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I purchased A Rheem hm4821JA in2014. Is there another filter

I purchased A Rheem hm4821JA in2014. Is there another filter that needs cleaning/replacing. I change the air filter every 60 days, and have tested the safety switch which would turn the unt off in the event of zero h2o flow ffrom the drain. However I am having more h2o than normal I'm the drip panJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: checked the thermostat and seems ok have changed the air filter but am wonderiif ofthere is an internal filter behind the air handler panles that I may need to clean/change?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: only if it I is a filter will throw the brakersto insure no power is on the unit and verify with my mutimtereJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: yes is ther another filter that a home owner can change on tis unit

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Rick

Owner

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My system is blinking steadily with a red light, Just began

My system is blinking steadily with a red lightJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just began today, we have been moving in and turned off the AC as its been a few days and we knew we would be in and out. I went to turn it back on, and the control panel isn't even litJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, if it's not too complicatedJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Don't think so?

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Daniel Plourde

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Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I have a lashing red light and air conditioner is not

I have a lashing red light and air conditioner is not putting out cool air, what isJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Air filter was not that bad but have now cleaned it and it is dryingJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: Thermostat was set at 78 yesterday on cool and had to leave the house from three to 9:00 last evening and it was 88 in the house when I returnedJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: before this happened the air was cool on Friday. Have not done any trouble shooting as I have no paper work on this unit (bought house a few years back)JA: Anything else you want the HVAC tech to know before I connect you?Customer: New motor was installed in this unit apx 4 years ago

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Brian HVAC Guy

HVAC/R Consultant

High School

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My A/c is not working...the fan runs but stop after a couple

My A/c is not working...the fan runs but stop after a couple of hours...the the top of the a/c is hot...really hot...A technician looked at it the other day and said there was a clog in the e coil...he did a flush and clean everything out...fyi I buy the 3 month air filters so that's about how often I change the filter(every month give or take 15 to 30 days). Well that didn't fix the problem the fan is still and overheating and cutting off ...but when it's on you can feel the cool air coming form the vent...Another tech came out the next day to see why that didn't fix the problem and said the issue is coming from a weak compressor. Can a weak compressor run the fan hot and cause it to overheat and shutoff? Or will a new fan motor fix the problem? Thank you in advance.

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HVAC Guru

Service Technician

Associate Degree

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My air filter today was exactly three months and one day

My air filter today was exactly three months and one day old. I came home from work at 7:00 PM, and it felt hot, so I went to turn the A/C down. I could hear the fan running outside, but the inside temp was 78 while the thermostat was set to 75, and I noticed an alert that said FILTER on the thermostat. I changed the air filter, then looked at the unit outside and saw some ice on the tube running from the unit into the house. (I was very surprised that missing changing the filter by just one week would cause this problem.)turned off the A/C to wait for it to thaw. I tried running just the fan by setting the "Cool/Off/Heat" switch to "Cool" and the Fan switch to "On" (rather than "Auto"), but the fan did not come on. I turned the switch from "Off" to "Cool", and the fan fired up. I cranked up the target temp - it was 80 degrees in the house by then, and as soon as the target hit 81, the fan shut off.About half an hour later, with nothing running, I noticed a light, weird, burning-type smell inside.After waiting for two hours, I verified the ice was gone from the tube outside and turned the A/C back on. The fan fired up, but no air flowed through the vents, and I noticed that odd, light smell again.So that's where we're at. I'm a little concerned it wasn't working after two hours (and the odd smell concerns me as well), but I guess I'll try again after three hours.After three hours, still nothing coming through the vents. However, when I opened the part where the air filter is, there is definitely conditioned air flowing through there. On the other side of the wall, outside the intake vent that feeds air through the air filter, I can feel "pools" of conditioned air in the floor. So it seems like whatever mechanism is supposed to make the air flow through the vents may not be working - hence the conditioned air leaking back out of the intake vent onto the floor.Any ideas? Thanks!!JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: It's a brand-new filter now. I was just looking into how to "reset" my thermostat.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: When I thought it was simple as changing the filter and waiting a few hours for it to thaw, yes. :-) But we are renting so if it's actually broken I need to let my landlord know - also for my peace of mind I'm wondering whether not changing the filter at three months exactly would have broken it - because they emailed me on August 1 to remind me to change it, but I never got around to it. :-(JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think I gave you every possible detail :-) - I know details are the key to troubleshooting. :-) But I'll gladl answer any questions you have!

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HVAC Guru

Service Technician

Associate Degree

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I have two 9000 btu klimaire heat pumps installed in a 1956

I have two 9000 btu klimaire heat pumps installed in a 1956 Greyhound coach conversion I have completed the last five years. The minis have beeen operational for four years. SJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: one works fine the oter won't cool. Each has its own compressor thermostat setting are goodJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: , air filters sre clean. the small line in the one that isnlJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: t working begings to ice up and the air coming out of that one is close to ambient.'

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HVAC Guru

Service Technician

Associate Degree

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I can find the air filter in my second ac unit but not the

I can find the air filter in my second ac unit but not the first. The manual was no help too. It's model uhsa-hm4221ja. They were serviced not that long ago but power bill is really high and the other filter is filthy. Any ideas?JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Thermostat set at 81. Problem is I don't know where the filter is on unit one. It is sealed all around. Unit 2 has filter easily accessible at the bottom. The units are slightly different as unit 2 is smaller fir upstairsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Replacing a filter is supposed to be easy, lolJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope, I just wanted to change the filters without having to call someone to come out for something that should be simple

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BillyHvac

Journeyman Service Technician

State Licensed Mechanical Contractor

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