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Goodman Central Air Conditioner Won’t Turn Off

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Central air conditioner won’t turn off are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Central air conditioner won’t turn off

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Cause 1Control Board

Control Board

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Cause 2Main Control Board

Main Control Board

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Cause 3Wall Thermostat

The wall thermostat has electrical contacts that send signal voltage back to the control board and the condensing unit's contactor to run the central air system. If the contact that controls the contactor sticks closed, it will send continuous voltage to the contactor, causing the central air system to run continuously. To determine if the thermostat is defective, use a multi-meter to test it for continuity. If the wall thermostat shows continuity between the common (“C”) and yellow (“Y”) thermostat wire terminals when the thermostat is in the off position, the thermostat has failed and will need to be replaced.

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Cause 4Wifi Thermostat

The WiFi thermostat has electrical contacts that send signal voltage back to the control board and the condensing unit's contactor to run the central air system. If the contact that controls the contactor sticks closed, it will send continuous voltage to the contactor, causing the central air system to run continuously. To determine if the thermostat is defective, use a multi-meter to test it for continuity. If the WiFi thermostat shows continuity between the common (“C”) and yellow (“Y”) thermostat wire terminals when the thermostat is in the off position, the thermostat has failed and will need to be replaced.

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Cause 5Contactor

The furnace control board sends a low voltage signal to the contactor. When the contactor receives the signal from the control board, it closes the circuit, sending voltage to the condensing unit components. If the contactor has shorted, it can send continuous voltage to the condensing unit's components resulting in the central air system not turning off. To determine if the contactor is at fault, use a multimeter to test the contactor for a short. If the contactor has shorted, replace it.

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