AC dying...already replaced capacitor, now what?
We have a Lennox heat pump that was installed by the builder when the house was built just over 10 years ago. I'm sure it was the cheapest builder grade available, since it was a spec house.
Lately, the AC has been quitting (it's been incredibly hot). During this time, the outside unit does nothing, but the fan in the basement unit runs. After a few hours (the length of time is getting longer), the AC will magically kick back on and seemingly work fine.
We had a technician come out about a week ago and he diagnosed a bad capacitor...said it wasn't totally shot, just going bad, which is why it would sometimes work and sometimes not. He replaced it, and the AC was working fine....until last night. It did the same thing. The blower in the basement was blowing, but the outside HP did nothing, until sometime this morning and it magically came back on.
We are about 3 months out on our new build, and really don't want to replace the whole AC unit. When we called the repair place today, the technician was kind of perplexed and said that unless it wasn't running he wouldn't be able to diagnose the problem (I think maybe he just doesn't want to come back on the weekend)...He said that it didn't sound like the compressor and really didn't offer much help. The problems with waiting until it quits again are obvious....any thoughts/suggestions that I could offer to repair technician? Right now I'd like to stick with the same company because they warranted their work.