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HVAC Troubleshooting

HVAC Troubleshooting

When an air conditioning, heating or ventilation system goes on the fritz, your the homeowner's salvation. However, you may not have much information on what's wrong, so you will have be an HVAC detective. This playlist covers many common HVAC troubleshooting processes.

When your air conditioning, heating or ventilation systems go on the fritz, it can seem like you’ll have to put the handyman tools away and call in the professionals.

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HVAC Troubleshooting
  • Flame Sensor Operation and Maintenance

    In this video, you will learn how flame sensors operate, and how to maintain them in a gas heating system.

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  • How To Inspect a Heat Exchanger

    This video showcases the proper way to inspect a primary and secondary heat exchanger on a condensing furnace in the field. This method can also be done on non-condensing furnaces as well. This is an important part of any heating system inspection and/or service calls as well.

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  • Troubleshooting Ignitors and Flame Sensors

    In this technical video, we will show you how to properly diagnose and troubleshoot common problems with igniters and flame sensors on gas-fired equipment.

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  • Airflow Problems at Coils

    We will show you the importance of airflow on the coils and what types of problems are associated with airflow. We will look at indoor evaporator coils and outdoor condensing coils.

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  • Testing and Replacing a Start Capacitor

    Start-assist kits (hard starts), assist compressors in starting and reduce the starting current of the compressor. This video breaks down the process of checking and replacing these on a system.

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  • Troubleshooting a PSC Compressor

    In this video, we will demonstrate how to properly inspect, diagnose, and troubleshoot a PSC compressor on a system in the field. On average, most compressors that get turned in for warranty are not even bad. It is extremely important to diagnose compressors properly. In this video, we will show...

  • Applying Acid Neutralizer and Flush

    This video will show you how to properly neutralize the acid in a refrigeration system and flush the system with an r-11 flush kit. This procedure should be done any time a system has acid in it, or when a compressor has been replaced due to a burnout.

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  • The Electric Heating Element

    We will walk you through an introduction to the electric heating element and the components that make it up.

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  • Testing and Replacing a Power Switch

    In this video, we will show you how to correctly test and replace a 120-volt power switch for a gas furnace.

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  • Replacing a Heat Exchanger

    In this instructional video, we are going to demonstrate how to replace a heat exchanger on a condensing furnace.

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  • Checking and Setting Incoming and Manifold Gas Pressure

    Checking incoming gas pressure along with checking the manifold gas pressure on a gas-burning appliance is a task all HVAC technicians need to know. We will be discussing this in detail in this video.

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  • Troubleshooting a Gas Valve

    In this video, we will demonstrate how to properly diagnose a bad gas valve on a standard furnace you would encounter in the field.

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  • Replacing a Failed Compressor

    Replacing compressors is a huge task for an HVAC service technician. Here, we will demonstrate how this complex task is done on a system in the field.

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  • Thermostat Troubleshooting

    Here, we will discuss how to properly troubleshoot and replace a thermostat on a system in the field.

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  • Troubleshooting and Replacing a Condensing Fan Motor

    For this video, we will show you the best practices of how to troubleshoot and replace a condenser fan motor on a condensing unit or heat pump system in the field.

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  • Troubleshooting An Induced Draft Motor

    Here, we will show you how to correctly diagnose and replace an induced draft motor on a standard furnace. These same principles are used on induced draft boiler systems as well.

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  • Troubleshooting and Replacing a PSC Blower Motor

    We will show you a step-by-step procedure of properly troubleshooting and replacing a PSC blower motor in a standard gas furnace. Troubleshooting ECM motors are in a separate video.

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  • Relays, Sequencers and Solenoids

    In this video, we will be discussing the different troubleshooting methods for diagnosing problems with relays, sequencers, and solenoid valves.

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  • Troubleshooting Control Boards and Installing a Universal Control Board

    Beyond the troubleshooting techniques shown in this video, you will also learn how to select and install a universal control board for a gas furnace.

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  • Contactor Types, Testing and Replacement

    Here, we will discuss the different contactor types you will run across in the field, along with how to test and replace these on air conditioners and heat pumps.

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  • Testing and Replacing a Run Capacitor

    Run capacitors and PSC blower motors are still a very common motor to run across as an HVAC service technician. In this video, you'll see a step-by-step process of how to accurately test and replace run capacitors on PSC blower motors.

  • Replacing a Reversing Valve

    We will show you how to replace a reversing valve on a heat pump system and share tips on how to easily perform this difficult task.

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  • Installing and Repairing Flexible Duct

    Here, we will show you how to install and repair flexible ductwork on a system in the field.

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  • Recovery Pressure Testing and Evacuation

    In this video, we will show you the basics of how to recover refrigerant from a system, pressure test it when a repair or installation is performed, and evacuate it to a proper vacuum.

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