I asked Mrs ERJ to hold off on calling our HVAC guy. I wanted to take a look. Note: Power was dumped at the breaker.
|Hmmm! It is a wee bit hot and muggy out here. The lens fogged up. I will try again in a few minutes.|
|Ok, there we go. Evidence of animal nesting (mostly cleaned up before this shot).|
|Circuit closed. Note, stayed stuck Closed when screwdriver was removed.|
|Top still shiny and wet from contact cleaner. Rodent turds and hair washed out. Yuck! Moves freely in both directions and does not stay stuck-closed.|
Well, it is a no-brainer to tighten all of the screws on the lugs that connect the wires to the device. While doing that I bumped a wire that wiggled too much. The female terminal was in three pieces.
|Only two extra parts! That is pretty good for me.|
I am waiting an hour for the contact cleaner to fully evaporate before cycling the AC unit. I have my fingers crossed. I may have saved us a couple of hundred dollars.