$100 earwig

by Bruce on June 29, 2008

The air conditioner in our home quit cooling today, even though the fan was blowing. After some time checking circuit breakers, status lights, troubleshooting guides, and wire connections I found an earwig pinched between the contacts on the compressor keeping it from turning on.  When I first spotted him he was sticking up from the contact (or at least half of him).  When I turned off the system the top half of him fell down; I should have take the picture first. At least it didn’t cost me an emergency Sunday technician visit.


Bottom half of the earwig

Air conditioner contacts

Air Conditioner Condenser Contacts

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