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My AC won't turn on. I just got home 15 minutes ago. It was

Customer Question

My AC won't turn on.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I just got home 15 minutes ago. It was on this morning.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

my name is Billy.

Does the indoor or outdoor unit run?

Are you comfortable doing some test if needed?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello. I am comfortable doing tests. Neither the indoor or outdoor unit runs.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

Thank you.

Is the indoor blower in attic?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I just got the outdoor condenser replaced a month ago. I also changed out thermostat. Everything has been running smoothly for the last month.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

can you check the drain off the attic unit or look for water in drain pan?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could we try another method? I'd prefer to avoid the attic because it's difficult to get into. If necessary I will though.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

The number one failure of attic units is a plugged drain...which then trips a safety switch to turn off ac so no water damage.

Lets try one thing first though...take thermostat top section off...locate red wire on R terminal and green on G...use a paperclip or wire shaped in a U and hold one end on R while other end on G...tell me if indoor blower starts

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thank you. Do you want me to put the paper clip in the holes of r and g where the wires are in?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

any way we can create a connection between the 2

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok, I tried it but nothing happened
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

thank you....do you know if the drain terminates outside somewhere from the indoor ac?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not know sorry
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 11 months ago.

ok,

well we are at that point...I know you rather not check the attic unit...but that is the point we are at. If you can at a minimum trace the drain pipe from the attic unit..or just take pics and post here and I can mark the pics with directions

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