Troubleshooting Challenge: A Thru-the-Wall Package Unit That Won't Heat
When you arrive and test cycle the unit by setting the thermostat to call for heat, you discover that the burners ignite, but after a delay, the system shuts down on the high limit switch due to the fact that the indoor blower motor did not operate.
When you consult the wiring diagram (click here for a PDF of the diagram), you note that the motor receives its 230-volt power supply via the wiring shown from T1 and T2 on the contactor. You also note that the replacement contactor that was installed in the previous service call is a two-pole component, and that the technician who performed the repair maintained the wiring as it is shown on the diagram.
Your troubleshooting question: What is the underlying cause behind this situation that is preventing the blower motor from operating in the heating mode?
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Publication date: 03/05/2012
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