HVAC - Your AC has just stopped working. Your unit
outside is not working and inside your house you are just getting warm air
blown out the vents.
- Don't think you can't do this yourself...you really can
fix your own AC. If anything, at least understand what may be wrong with
your AC unit so you can ask some smart questions if you want to call a HVAC
service person to fix your unit. Asking smart questions could save you from
being ripped off. These instructions will show you step by step, with
detailed pictures, how to figure out what is wrong with your AC. The steps are
so easy, you will likely do them yourself to avoid making that costly HVAC
This repair is focused on a Lennox HVAC unit ( model number 10ACC-024-230-04
), however, this unit is very similar to all types of HVAC units (not just
Lennox). All HVAC units operate the same way...there's not a whole lot of
difference between units. Lennox models may vary their part numbers
(based on rated voltages and how big of an area it was designed to cool), but
their operations and even parts will be identical or something very similar.
We will show the major components of the outside part of an HVAC unit and you
will be able to see the same components on your unit, whether made by Lennox,
Sears, Trane, Goodman, etc. The operation is the same...there shouldn't
be anything magical about the operation of an HVAC unit, though often times a
repairman will try to make it seem mystical.
Figure 1 - Typical HVAC Unit (this one is a Lennox M/N 10ACC-024-230-04)
I have seen a number of these units fail right in my own neighborhood right
around the 4 or 5 year service mark. I am sure this is not isolated to our
area. It is a common service call for many HVAC repair people.
Get these instructions and understand how your HVAC unit works. And, if
your HVAC is broken, you will gain the confidence to fix it yourself.
See why two different HVAC service people have contacted me and asked me to
take this off of this web site...they don't want you to know how to fix your
own HVAC unit...they have boat payments that need to be made, and they can
only make those boat payments by making the HVAC seem mysterious and
ominous....thus, charging you a fortune for a simple repair.
This repair is typically quoted at no less than $400 (and it takes them about
15 minutes to do it). You can do it for less than $40 and in about the
same amount of time (give yourself a little extra time to read through the
instructions). I've had people say that this repair was done on their
HVAC system and they were charged $800....and they thought that was reasonable
because it was really hot outside and they wanted AC.
Don't be charged $800. Also, you won't have to wait and get on the
waiting list to have your unit repaired. You can have it fixed within the day
(granted you will have to go get parts locally, but we'll show you what you
need and where to get them).
Also, don't be conned into thinking there is something else wrong with your
HVAC unit that will take thousands of dollars to repair. I've seen it
done so many times...don't be ripped off.
With these instructions, if you will also have access to personal assistance,
if needed. You will have access to an Electrical Engineer that can answer any
of your questions as you work your way through your own repair. But
really, the details of the pictures and instructions you will get, will likely
be all you will need to save yourself a bundle!
Figure 2 - Required Tool 1/4" Socket
This is a relatively easy fix that anyone would be able to
perform. With everything together, it should take you about 30
minutes to complete (that includes taking your time, too). In addition to
the 1/4" socket required for this repair (shown in figure 2), you will also need to buy a part that should be available
locally for under $40 (or on the internet for about $10). We will show you how
to find that part needed to complete the repair.
HVAC Repair Instructions
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