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Beware York Affinity Series condensers

Discussion in 'Residential' started by kena, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. kena

    kena New Member

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    No... you are still using the 24 volt transformer from the attic ah. It will work. You have the two wire from the attic. Connect yellow to the yellow going out, the common to common on the transformer downstairs, and the hot. It will complete a circuit. It absolutely will.
     
  2. kena

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    I actually tried it... and on paper it worked. In real world application it did too.
     
  3. kena

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    The whole point of this thread wasn't to find solutions to the issue... just an FYI if you buy these things.
     
  4. Chuck

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    Your wiring explanation is as clear as mud. :D You didn't explain in your earlier post that I replied to, that the commons were tied together. Of course it would work.
     
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  5. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Actually, I'd prefer if people continued to offer solutions. Makes for interesting thoughts/reading. For example, I'd have NEVER used a liquid line as common. Honestly, would have never even thought to do it. But in a pinch...any port in a storm.
     
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  6. knave

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    My condensers don't have any control wires from the indoor unit :D
     
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  7. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Window shakers?
     
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  8. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Lol.
     
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  9. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    I guess some of the freezers have a couple wires to the the solenoid and the defrost heaters.

    Otherwise just the LPC,
     
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  10. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    I thought you meant the condensers for your home.
     
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  11. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Yeah I was being sneaky ;)
     
  12. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    But it is an option in extreme situations where the wiring has problems behind finished walls. Just add a LPC outside and solenoid inside.
     
  13. jpb2

    jpb2 Dog Tard *

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    Before long wireless will be more readily available
     
  14. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    sense o milla?
     
  15. knave

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    Also would require a 240v contactor or a xfmr
     
  16. kena

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    I explained it clear in an earlier post....


    "Here's how I wired this particular situation... and it is theoretically correct and works fine.

    I took the 2 wire from the attic air handler that had the two wire from common on the transformer, and the second wire off of yellow on the thermostat. Brought that down to the cellar air handler and hooked up the wire from the attic that was hooked to common on the transformer, to the common off the cellar air handler transformer. I ran a new 3 wire out to the condenser, and just used the red off that transformer to the red going out, the yellow stayed to the new three wire yellow, and the other wire off the new wire to common. It works as long as the polarity is the same on both transformers. If not, all you have to do is change black and white in the breaker panel to the air handler, or change the polarity on one of the transformers."

    So... :chairshot:
     
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  17. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Glad you cleared that up...:headscratch:
     
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  18. Randysmit1986

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    On carriers my old companies installers would place a jumper between R AND Y
     
  19. Chuck

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    Yes, that's what we did 10 years ago when Amana started using comfort alert. Like controlling a toilet with a circuit board.
     
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    Lol