Well…crap.

The bad with the good I suppose…

Just when the amazingly low utility bills were getting me excited about my ductless mini-split ac/heat pump…

Blam.

Blown Board Amcore Mini-split heatpump

Blam!

Blown Board Amcore Mini-split heatpump

Probably the capacitor did it…

Worse…Amcoreaire…the maker of this particular unit…went out of business shortly after I purchased it. Due to problems of my own, it sat around a couple years before I actually got it installed. It’s only been running since July.

A company called Pridiom took over, but they have not been able to source the parts. Even though they build what appears to be the exact same unit…even to the same model number, they say the boards they make are not compatible with my unit.

I may have to replace the entire thing. After 7 months. I am enormously discouraged. The industry, and world-wide users seem to indicate this is an aberration…and normally these are very reliable…but I am still discouraged.

It’s even possible it was damaged in a power surge…we’ve had one, two, in the past at this home. All lightning strikes to power/cable lines nearby. NONE since this install…that we know of…

Still have not had the final “piss off, you’re screwed” from Pridiom, but they seem to have stopped responding to my emails…I’ll give ’em a bit…folks do take vacations and such…

A whole new heat pump? Gah! Ah well…it’s only money. Wonder if I’ve got any more of it hanging around here…

About Daniel Meyer

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2 Responses to Well…crap.

  1. cruhnke says:

    If you haven’t already, you should consider a whole-house surge protector. East Texas is a charter member of the “Lightning Belt”. Could be a money saver…

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