heat pump problem

netkliksJune 30, 2012

Have Goodman heat pump. It is a year old. Have a strange problem during this heat wave. When the outside temperature

is over 90 degrees, the outside unit doe not work properly.

It will not run very long and it will kick off and on every few minutes. Also the inside unit will not drain until the temperature drops below 90 degrees. As soon as the outside temp drops, everything works perfectly.The unit drains the moisture and it runs normal as it is supposed to. Please solve this mystery for me.


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The compressor coming on and running for a little bit and then shutting down is called "short cycling." It's typically caused by low refrigerant but can be other things as well. You're going to need a refrigeration mechanic.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 6:28AM
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The situation you describe is not normal. You need a service call from a qualified tech to check this out.


    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:01AM
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If the heat pump is a year old then it is still under warranty. Have you called the company who did the installation? What was their response?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 10:33AM
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I just had a problem with one of my units going dead for an hour or so then comimg back to life and operating normally. New unit too! The condensation line was blocked near the end of the run and the pan was filling up shutting the system down,like it's supposed too. Then it would slowly drain, the float would drop letting the system re-activate. Maybe?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 10:35AM
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