Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mnvikingsfreak

Central a/c problem

6 posts in this topic

hello I have a problem with my central air at my house when I turn it on to auto and cool the heater and the a/c both turn on the air is cool but when I open the furnace panel up I see flames going like the furnace is on is this normal it's a 2002 york deluxe diamond 95 unit if there is a problem what would be the cost/time to fix it?? Im 1st time homeowner so I have no idea,also towards the end on the past winter the a/c fan on the outside turned on everytime I turned the heat on so I just turned the breaker to the a/c off and it solved that whats the problem?

thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

could be several things, but i would start with your t-stat on your wall, if it is not a programable one you can pick one up at menards, home depot for under 25$. if thats not it you should call an expert. 200-400$

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sounds like some cross wiring, check the tstat and the wiring

The wiring is real simple red to red, white to white, green, yellow, and maybe a blue. If something is crossed from the stat to the furnace try to correct it if you can. There should be a manual/guide by your furnace that can show this.

As always when in doubt call a pro before someone or something gets hurt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, you need to fix that.

Your furnace and A/C condenser are both receiving a signal to start when the thermostat calls for cooling OR heating. Most likely a T-stat problem.

Could be wiring or just a bad stat.

Red is power (24 volts), white is heat, yellow is cool, green is fan. Make sure they are hooked up right on both the stat and furnace. Shut the power off if you make a wiring change. Its not dangerous on the low voltage side (skinny wires), you just don't want to blow a fuse or the stat.

If the wiring looks good, get a new T-stat. Wire it by the directions. If that doesn't work, call someone out since its likely the circuit board.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt be so quick to rattle off wire colors...sure stat & terminal strip connections are standard, but wire color ..theres nothing set in stone. chances are its an electrical issue(wiring). Why guess and throw a thermostat at it? Ive seen so many people do this and still end up calling a pro. wouldnt it make sense to do that instead of guessing??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're right, there are no colors set in stone. Some schmo could have wired it a number of ways. So thats why its been mentioned to check the connections on both ends to see if they are matched.

My best guess from this keyboard side of things is that as a 1st time homeowner, he has had this problem since he bought the place. The outgoing owner probably threw in a stat before he left and jumpered the heat and cool. But who really knows without looking at it first hand?

A nice little Honeywell round makes a cheap test instrument. Unless he can use a meter to check for a short to ground or trace the wires to find the pinch point.

So, you are correct, there are many variables. We were just offering an FMer an inexpensive idea to explore.

After reading this before I submit it strikes me it could come off with an agitated tone. It's not. Thank you for pointing out a problem you've seen.

And now I just finished the "other" thread. whistle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ya but its fun! It was nice getting out i am learning alot watching them and being out there gets me more experience since i shot mine this year after being out a total of probably 6 hours for two days
    • Frustrating buggers aren't they!
    • well gobbled like crazy in the morning finally got a hen to come out she came 1 foot away from blind. Then 4 more came behind her 2 toms and 2 hens then the hens went back to the woods and one tom followed the other tom stayed in the open strutting back and forth just out of range then a crane came and he strutted at that then a goose came and he strutted at that they all came out just out of range and cut to our side. They sat there strutting at each other and couldn't get them to come in. One of them came back started walking to our decoys once again just out of range. Uncle tried to get out and go through the dirt bike track he's currently laying on top a jump within 60 yards of them no other options to sneak he chose the wrong way to go should have crawled against the burn... Man these buggers suck going to change blind spots next time know where they roost and see where they strut on the property. should of had a fan decoy out I bet that would have drawn them in
    • Well our lilacs were just starting to bud out yesterday and I was thinking we should go take a peek today. Unfortunately we got 2 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down! I'm pretty sure Hubbard county will have to wait at least a week to ten days with the temps forecast.
    • Sorry...no excuses BB...the better team did win....4-1. Lucky for the Wild that Statsny was not playing from the start or it woukd have been a sweep. Love the fact that the national hockey gurus are ripping the Wild right now..and read local Souhans article pretty much what I've been saying. http://m.startribune.com/wild-again-not-good-enough-when-it-matters/420167633/ While Chicago is telling it like it is...the Wild are sending the wrong message...and Chicago has 3 cups in recent past....6 overall...pretty obvious which organization is trying to win the cup every year and which one is happy just "selling tickets".
    • Got off to a late start, but was able to get to the lower river at 6 AM. Frost covered the ground, as temps were barely above freezing. I could hear turkeys gobbling as I walked through the field. Once I made it to the wooded river valley, the sound of grouse drumming echoed through the woods. Eagles and ospreys continually flew over my head throughout he morning. The water was mabye a couple inches high, and somewhat cloudy, but was noticeably clearing as the morning progressed. 8 o'clock seemed to be the magic hour, as that's when I caught most of my 13 brown trout. Biggest was 16 inches, and had a few swipes from some dandies as well. Beautiful morning to be on the river!
    • So i have experimented with a bunch of brands to see which ones walk the best .... of coarse it depends on fisherman, rod & line being used.   7"2" Cabelas bass rod medium heavy tourney rod,  power pro 45# ...here is the order of best walking frog that worked for me off the dock.   1.  Terminator frog 2.  Bobby's perfect frog (pretty close to terminator) by snag Proof 3.  Spro frog (ok) 4.  KVD frog  (took some work) 5.  Booya pad crasher (teririble)   These are the ones i own ... terminator and snag proof where effortless!!!    
    • Running and gunning!   Congrats!
    • Nice!  WTG!
  • Our Sponsors