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Freedom Invested

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Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:25:20 AM »
I fixed my A/C for much less expensive than quoted!

Cross post from the DIY forum for the details:

I fixed it myself for the cost of the blower motor, research, and sweat. $258.99 + $99 (diagnostic fee) instead of $1884 + $99 (diagnostic fee). I'm calling this one a win. :)

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/do-it-yourself-forum!/requesting-hvac-advice/

AnnaGrowsAMustache

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Re: Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 02:29:31 AM »
Good job!

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Re: Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 01:16:19 PM »
Last summer my grandmother's AC stopped working.  Multiple companies came out to try and fix it, and none of them could (old unit in attic).  They were quoting $10-$15k to replace it, since they couldn't find a special discontinued relay they needed for it.

A relative who is extremely handy took a look at it, then adjusted a wire, and it has worked ever since!

Must be a great feeling!

Freedom Invested

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Re: Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 10:40:02 PM »
Last summer my grandmother's AC stopped working.  Multiple companies came out to try and fix it, and none of them could (old unit in attic). They were quoting $10-$15k to replace it, since they couldn't find a special discontinued relay they needed for it.

A relative who is extremely handy took a look at it, then adjusted a wire, and it has worked ever since!

Must be a great feeling!

Thank you! The bolded text is definitely what the electrician recommended I do. No. I'm going to keep these running for awhile longer. Yes, I could get more efficient, but building new units is inefficient when these have a few years left in them.

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Re: Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 09:10:07 AM »
Nice work!

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Re: Fixed my own Air Conditioning
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 03:37:43 PM »
YEAH! Go Freedom Invested!

This reminds me that DH fixed our completely dead heater a few weeks ago by reading the manual, diagnosing via the unit's light signal blips, and buying a $10 part from a sketchy-looking Amazon seller. Super proud of him, super increasingly skeptical of calling any type of handyperson unless we research the issue ourselves..DIY always and forever!!