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What makes a heat pump stop running?

Post created: 2013-04-22 Type of Equipment: Heat Pump Views: 157

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Unit has stopped completely. it makes no sound and will not come on at all

On 2013-04-24 JB wrote:

I imagine you have checked the circuit breaker serving the inside and outside units? You could try resetting these to see if that works. Also, have you checked to be sure the thermostat is working properly? Also, have you checked the high pressure switch or for any other reset switch to see if it needs to be reset. You should be able to learn about these in your owner's manual.

There is also the possibility that a mechanical part has malfunctioned, which may have tripped a safety feature.

If it isn't a circuit breaker, thermostat or reset switch, you will need to bring in an HVAC tech who works on heat pumps to properly diagnose and fix the problem.

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