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Old 06-28-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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AC not working

I have a RVP 9000 series heat pump/ac that quit working. I swapped the the start and run capacitors with the other unit but still not working. The fan will run but I believe the compressor has locked up. Has anyone replaced there rooftops and if so, how big of a job is this? I called PPL and of course my unit is no longer available from RVP. They said the replacement is the new Mach 8 unit for $1079.00 + frt. My current units are ducted and run off a RVP multizone thermostat controller system. Looking for info on replacing and purchasing locations.
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I replaced mine with a slightly larger unit, 1500 BTU's. Got it from PPL for less than $600. 4 Bolts to take the old one off and install new one.

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They said the replacement is the new Mach 8 unit for $1079.00 + frt.
Hummmm! On their web site they sell the heat pump one for $789 + frt
Their salesman must want to sell you the higher priced low profile one.

Same price from Here only less freight charge

Last June I replaced my rear RVP 11K unit with a 13.5K from PPL myself.
It is easy to do if you have a way to get the AC units up & off the roof.
I had use of of a friends Fork truck to do mine. Also I had another person help to place it on the new gasket.

Now my front AC 13.5K needs replaced. Will replace it with the 15K heat pump one. When I get back in Oct. where the fork truck is.
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I have a RVP 9000 series heat pump/ac that quit working. I swapped the the start and run capacitors with the other unit but still not working. The fan will run but I believe the compressor has locked up. Has anyone replaced there rooftops and if so, how big of a job is this? I called PPL and of course my unit is no longer available from RVP. They said the replacement is the new Mach 8 unit for $1079.00 + frt. My current units are ducted and run off a RVP multizone thermostat controller system. Looking for info on replacing and purchasing locations.
Thanks.

Yes .... the actual mechanical/electrical portion of an install is not difficult. However, do NOT UNDERESTIMATE the difficulty in getting the new unit on the rooftop. It weighs about 100 lb. in the shipping box. Moving it around at ground level is not too hard but raising it 12 feet is another thing!

At the least, I recommend a Material Lift for about $75/day.
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It's not hard, just need to know what to do, of course.
We use ladders with a 2x12 in between them, and use two people to lift it up and the old one off.
What is the actual model number of your current one right now?

Also, if you leave the unit trying to cool and the compressor running (but locked), does it eventually trip the breaker?
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Hardest part is getting the A/C on the roof. Getting the old one down is really pretty easy.

I have dome two by using 2 x 4 ramps from the bed of the truck and pulling the unit up onto the roof wile still on the packing skids. You will need some plywood to work from and to scoot the unti on the roof. Did both BY myself when I was over 60.

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