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    Heat pump compressor

    Hello
    Trying to determine if my compressor is shot. 3 wires go to compressor unit ( wires with eyelets connections screwed into housing ) On the red wire which I think is the Common wire the silver tab is broken off. That wire was burned and separated. I put a new connection on it but compressor is still not coming on. Could that silver tab be replaced ? Kind of resembles a sofa can pull tab with a ring
    I did try to use a multimeter ( first time using one ) and really don't know what I'm doing.
    Changed both capacitors and fan runs just no heat and no error codes
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    Red should be 110v hot. Call your favorite HVAC guy to check it out.
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    Yes, I'm not sure why I said common wire. It's 220 and is either the start or run wire. Just trying to find out if that silver tab can be replaced
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    Yes, it can, but you need the right tools for the job.
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    Ok thanks. Guess I'll spend the 200 to have it properly checked out

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    Sent the HVAC guy that does pool heat pumps a picture of it and he says it's not repairable ��
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    What is not repairable? The heat pump? The compressor? The wire?
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    The compressor as its missing the silver tab on the red wire connection. That wire was corroded or burnt off. I replaced the wire eyelet but the silver ring to make contact on compressor is burnt off
    Want me to post a picture?

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    Yes, that sort of thing, wires burning up, happens for a reason. The compressor needs to be replaced.
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    I wish I knew the reason. Only 7 years old and even if compressor is covered under warranty they still want minimum of 1200.00 to install. Best to buy a new one
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    Did you have it serviced every year or two by an HVAC company to maintain refrigerant levels and oil levels? That is usually what causes a compressor to fail.
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    Honestly no and it never crossed my mind. Didn't know it had to be serviced for PM. Now I know. Thanks for the information although I wish someone at the pool company told me years ago
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    You should be able to add it to your home AC service plan. It is basically the same as a home heat pump with a water exchange instead of an air exchange. The rest is the same.
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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    I don't have central AC. If I had maybe I would have known better
    Thank you anyway

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    Re: Heat pump compressor

    A lot of things can take out compressors outside. Lightning and related surges are just two of them. Catastrophic connector failure like that can result from either of those.
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