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OF COURSE--on the 105 degree day--AC woes
Old 07-30-2020, 11:44 AM
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yep--it's the hottest day of the summer and we realized that it was "warm" in the house (73 degrees)--well, now it's 75.

I had picked up (oddly shaped, can only pick up at one store) filters 2 weeks ago and hadn't got around to changing them....one of the filters is in the wall 6 feet above our staircase--and we always have to borrow a giant ladder (regular size doesn't work) from a friend. we used our 25th anniversary money from DH's parents to buy an extension ladder 2 days ago. seriously annoyed about spending money for something we'll use so infrequently.

we changed the filters; we shut off thermostat and restarted; we turned the outside unit off and then back on; we checked the circuit breakers.... we're all out of our normal tricks--the outside fan unit isn't spinning around.

and now we waste the last bit of our tax refund "fun money" on a repairman...can't believe that one is available--coming in the next hour! I guess we lucked out since tomorrow is also supposed to be 105.

we were just about to head out to try out some of those Lime scooters--as part of our weeklong anniversary activity agenda! now we're sitting in the hot house waiting to give away our money. boooooooooo…..


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That is hot
Old 07-30-2020, 12:10 PM
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Is that the actual temp or heat index? Either is too hot. I am glad you were able to find someone
Good luck.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:35 PM
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Yes, 105 here tomorrow and Saturday. And our HOA pool is still closed
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:45 PM
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Ours broke today too

Our fan isn't moving either. Repair company is coming Monday to check it out.

I hope both of us have cheap fixes!
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Ours broke, too
Old 07-30-2020, 01:07 PM
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Our start capacitor was shot and our fan wasn’t working in our unit, either. The part was only about $30, but labor was a lot. It cost us $400 since we didn’t renew our service contract.

Hope yours are easy, less expensive fixes!


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Old 07-30-2020, 01:08 PM
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it is currently 97 degrees outside. will be 105 from about 5-6:00

the capacitor blew out and took...some other part with it. (15 year old unit) the repairman said it sounds like it's running pretty well for how old it is....

$329 wah-waaaahhhhhhhh.....(could have been a lot worse!)

hope yours is cheaper, LovetoLearn!

just saw your post, Munchkins. funny, our parts were $149 and $130--service call was $49...
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:08 PM
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My sister's A.C. died, and they had to wait a week with 100+ temps to get a new unit. Ours started acting up and we got a new one, luckily before the next heat wave started. They never go bust when it's not hot. Good luck, hope it's a relatively inexpensive fix.
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Happy anniversary!
Old 07-30-2020, 02:34 PM
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I mean that though I thought it sarcastically as I read your post. Glad the repairs weren't more, but no fun to give money away either!
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:39 PM
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I have to laugh at your idea of warm. We normally keep our A/C at 77 degrees. It's 114 degrees here today. Our A/C can't keep it cooler than about 81 degrees during the hottest part of the day. We had it fixed a couple of months ago and it was leaking Freon. We had it refilled and some leak sealant added, but I think we are looking at a bigger fix. It does cool back down again at night and during the early part of the day, so it's not totally broken. It's supposed to get a little cooler here the next few days (106ish). I'm hoping it will last the rest of the summer and then we will have it fixed or replaced before next summer. Long story short: I would kill to be at 75 degrees right now!
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:46 PM
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What a bummer and how miserable you must have been until the repair was done! I hope you have a nice cool sleep tonight!

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