In troubleshooting situations involving a motor,
more than half the battle is simply isolating the problem. So when problems arise, how can you tell if it
is the drive, the motor, or the load? Here are a few tips.
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, the dispatcher sends Bob to a motel that is five stories high with the complaint that the top floor does not have any heat. Bob discovers air in the hot water heating system.
Here are some tips for your next commercial refrigerator troubleshooting call. This article provides tips for various conditions, including handling a unit that’s dead, that’s freezing up, or that might have a compressor problem.
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, Bob goes on a call where a heat pump indoor fan motor is coming on from time to time even when the thermostat is off. He finds that a grounded heat coil is causing the intermittent fan operation.
In this installment of the Btu Buddy series, Bob finds that a small retail store using a heat pump has had the outside unit stolen, most likely for the copper. He then moves on replacing the unit and preventing this from happening again.
In this edition of the Btu Buddy series, a customer smells smoke coming from her oil furnace. Bob checks it out and finds that the furnace is not drafting. He inspects the chimney and discovers an obstruction.
This article is a guide for identifying the most common problems encountered in fans and air-handling systems. This is often an "art" and not a "science" because many problems are subtle and hard to diagnose.