Payne Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

When appliances become broken, we immediately contact the nearest service center. But often breakdowns are not so significant and can be handled quickly. It is important to have on hand a good manual. Below there are the tables that can help in the case of Payne air conditioning troubleshooting.

Payne PYIP180040 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

SYMPTOMCAUSEREMEDY
Compressor and condenser fan will not start.Power failureCall power company.
Fuse blown or circuit breaker trippedReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Defective thermostat, contactor, transformer, or control relayReplace component.
Insufficient line voltageDetermine cause and correct.
Incorrect or faulty wiringCheck wiring diagram and rewire correctly.
Thermostat setting too highLower thermostat setting below room temperature.
Compressor will not start but condenser fan runs.Faulty wiring or loose connections in compressor circuitCheck wiring and repair or replace.
Compressor motor burned out, seized, or internal overload openDetermine cause. Replace compressor.
Defective run/start capacitor, overload, start relayDetermine cause and replace.
One leg of 3-phase power deadReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Determine cause.
Three-phase scroll compressor (Unit sizes 048,060 only) makes excessive noise, and there may be a low pressure differential.Scroll compressor is rotating in the wrong directionCorrect the direction of rotation by reversing the 3-phase power leads to the unit. Shut down unit to allow pressures to equalize.
Compressor cycles (other than normally satisfying thermostat).Refrigerant overcharge or underchargeRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and recharge to capacities shown on nameplate.
Defective compressorReplace and determine cause.
Insufficient line voltageDetermine cause and correct.
Blocked condenserDetermine cause and correct.
Defective run/start capacitor, overload or start relayDetermine cause and replace.
Defective thermostatReplace thermostat.
Faulty condenser-fan motor or capacitorReplace.
Restriction in refrigerant systemLocate restriction and remove.
Compressor Operates continuously.Dirty air filterReplace filter.
Unit undersized for loadDecrease load or increase unit size.
Thermostat set too lowReset thermostat.
Low refrigerant chargeLocate leak, repair, and recharge.
Leaking valves in compressorReplace compressor.
Air in systemRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and recharge
Condenser coil dirty or restrictedClean coil or remove restriction.
Excessive head pressure.Dirty air filterReplace filter.
Dirty condenser coilClean coil.
Refrigerant overchargedRecover excess refrigerant
Air in systemRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and recharge.
Condenser air restricted or air short-cyclingDetermine cause and correct.
Head pressure too low.Low refrigerant chargeCheck for leaks, repair and recharge.
Compressor valves leakingReplace compressor
Restriction in liquid tubeRemove restriction.
Excessive suction pressure.High heat loadCheck for source and eliminate.
Compressor valves leakingReplace compressor
Refrigerant overchargedRecover excess refrigerant.
Suction pressure too low.Dirty air filterReplace filter.
Low refrigerant chargeCheck for leaks, repair and recharge.
Metering device or low side restrictedRemove source of restriction.
Insufficient evaporator airflowIncrease air quantity. Check filter — replace if necessary.
Temperature too low in conditioned areaReset thermostat.
Outdoor ambient below 40 FInstall low-ambient kit.
Field-installed filter-drier restrictedReplace.

Payne PA13A Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Operation LampTimer LampDefrosting LampAuto LampFailure Mode
AOver-current protection of the compressor occurs four times
X'kXXIndoor room temp, sensor is open circuit or short circuited
XXXTemp, sensor on indoor evaporator is open circuit or short circuited
XXXTemp, sensor on outdoor condenser is open circuit or short circuited (not cooling only modes)
XXOutdoor unit protects (outdoor temp, sensor, phase order, etc.)
XXXEEROM error
XXXIndoor unit communication error

Payne PW3CA Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

SYMPTOMWHAT TO CHECK
on temperature displayTemperature sensor reading out of range. Check sensor for damage. If recycling power does not clear display, thermostat should be replaced.
"E2" on temperature displayBrownout condition or too low of voltage to thermostat. Double check wiring and check for 24 VAC between R and C. E2 will clear 15 seconds after proper voltage is restored.
"E3" on temperature displayOutdoor temperature reading out of range and needed for Option 8. Check outdoor temperature sensor and its wiring.
"Clean Filter" on temperature displayAfter the selected number of hours of blower operation "clean filter" will display on LCD. This is to remind the homeowner to "check" filter. Press "reset filter" button to clear dis- play and reset timer to 0.
Cooling will not come onSelect COOL mode. Decrease cooling setpoint to 10 degrees below room temperature. Simultaneously press FAN and INCREASE TEMPERATURE buttons to defeat timers. Check for 24 VAC at Y/Y2 terminal. If present, thermostat is OK and problem is with equipment or wiring. If not present, replace thermostat.
Heating will not come onSelect HEAT mode. Increase heating setpoint to 10 degrees above room temperature. Simultaneously press FAN and INCREASE TEMPERATURE buttons to defeat timers. Check for 24 VAC at Y/Y2 (with HP) or W/W1 (with AC) terminal. If present, thermostat is OK and problem is with equipment or wiring. If not present, replace thermostat.

Payne PA3Z Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

SYMPTOMCAUSEREMEDY
Compressor and outdoor fan will not start.Power FailureCall power company
Loss of Charge Switch openEvaluate unit for possible refrigerant leak
Fuse blown or circuit breaker trippedReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker
Defective thermostat, contractor, transformer, or control relayReplace component
Insufficient line voltageDetermine cause and correct
Incorrect or faulty wiringCheck wiring diagram and rewire correctly
Thermostat setting too highLower thermostat setting below room temperature
Compressor will not start but outdoor fan runs.Faulty wiring or loose connections in compressor circuitCheck wiring and repair or replace
Compressor motor burned out, seized, or internal overload openDetermine cause Replace compressor
Defective run/start capacitor, overload, start relayDetermine cause and replace
Low input voltage (20 percent low)Determine cause and correct
Compressor cycles (other than normally satisfying thermostat).Refrigerant overcharge or underchargeRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and re- charge to capacities shown on nameplate
Loss of Charge Switch openEvaluate unit for possible refrigerant leak
Defective compressorReplace and determine cause
Insufficient line voltageDetermine cause and correct
Blocked outdoor coil (cooling)Determine cause and correct
Defective run/start capacitor, overload or start relayDetermine cause and replace
Defective thermostatReplace thermostat
Faulty outdoor-fan motor or capacitorReplace
Restriction in refrigerant systemLocate restriction and remove
Compressor operates continuously.Dirty air filterReplace filter
Unit undersized for loadDecrease load or increase unit size
Thermostat set too lowReset thermostat
Low refrigerant chargeLocate leak, repair, and recharge
Leaking valves in compressorReplace compressor
Air in refrigerant systemRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and re- charge
outdoor coil dirty or restrictedClean coil or remove restriction
Excessive head pressure.Dirty air filterReplace filter
Dirty outdoor coilClean coil
Refrigerant overchargedRecover excess refrigerant
Air in refrigerant systemRecover refrigerant, evacuate system, and re- charge
Outdoor or indoor air restricted or air is recirculatingDetermine cause and correct
Head pressure too low.Low refrigerant chargeCheck for leaks, repair and recharge
Compressor valves leakingReplace compressor
Restriction in liguid tubeRemove restriction
Excessive suction pressure.High heat loadCheck for source and eliminate
Compressor valves leakingReplace compressor
Refrigerant overchargedRecover excess refrigerant
Suction pressure too low.Dirty air filter (cooling)Replace Filter
Low refrigerant chargeCheck for leaks, repair, and recharge
Metering device or low side restrictedRemove source of restriction
Insufficient indoor airflow (cooling)Increase air quantity Check filter- replace if necessary
Temperature too low in conditioned area (cooling)Reset thermostat

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