Sometimes it's the simple things
by Ted Green
(High Springs, FL)
Unit was intermittent. The fan came on in the house but nothing at the outside unit. I checked for voltage at the relay and got 120 volts. That was my big error. I should have seen 240 but thought it must be getting voltage. NO WRONG.
After troubleshooting the start and run capacitors, I was stumped. I could see voltage to the compressor and just figured it was $hot $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Then, I watched a few you tube videos and realized I should be seeing 220 volts at the relay.
There is an on/off switch next to the unit mounted on the house-
Only one leg was working and the switch was broken.
Went to Lowes and put in a 60 AMP breaker as they did not have a switch and now all is well.
It was stinking hot last night. Cool now. Good website.