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My trane inside unit is running but my outside unit is not.

Customer Question

My trane inside unit is running but my outside unit is not.
We took off the service panel and pushed in the button. It tried to start but didn't. Can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

hello,

my name is Billy. Did it run until you released the center spring point in the middle of the contactor?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It sounded like it wanted to run but the fan didn't move
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like 2 different issues..do you know what the high pressure switch (if equipped) and do you have outdoor model number

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is the model number 4twx5024a1000aa
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does the high pressure switch look like?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

do you have a volt meter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No volt meter. Sorry
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

ok do you see a small board with terminals T, B and A...which is a yellow blue and red wires to it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2 boards. One with red yellow orange black and blue and one with red yellow and black
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's starting to thunder and lightening so I am going inside.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

what we are looking for is a switch mounted to a pipe...with 2 wires coming out of it.

On yop of this switch is a rubber covered plunger reset///yours will have 2 yellow/red stripe wires to it..and will be on a copper pipe the thickness of a sharpie or aa battery.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see nothing mounted to a pipe
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

it will be inside the cabinet where the compressor is...but after looking at your delay board I am concerned if it is bad. See HERE

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is it supposed to look like? It is white.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can't see any button to push
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

did you see my concern of burnt spot on your board?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The yellow spot on the board?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

the brown spot I pointed to with the diagram

https://billyhvac.tinytake.com/sf/Nzk5NTM1XzM1NjQyNjY

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so what does that mean for us? We fried the board and need a new one?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

normally I confirm with a voltmeter.

I am just trying everything I can for you without a meter...but the board does look suspect.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We didn't find the button. Ours doesn't look like the picture you sent at all
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

depends on age....the switches change appearance every couple years

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is about 9 years old
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

do you see any switches mounted into a pipe with 2 wires on it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This one?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

that is a reverse valve to decide between heat and cool.

the switch we are looking for is fed by 2 wires..one on a larger pipe with 2 yellow and one on skinny pipe with 2 yellow/reds

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where should I be looking? Upper right, lower left....
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

at the bottom where the pipes come into the unit..follow the skinny pipe

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Little pipe goes into this blue thing and then I to silver thing and down to this with yellow wires
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.

I am having trouble opening these last 2.....

I am going to see if another peer can access them..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you. I just called a service professional in my area.