Panasonic Inverter aircon E24DKR icing up inside unit
My panasonic inverter aircon ices up on the inside unit.. when I look inside the unit there is lots of ice on the metal fins. If I turn off the unit for an hour or so it 'thaws' ou and works again but only for a while.
So on hot days, even with the cooling set for only 24C it still ices and blows out only a very small amount of cool air regardless of setting (quiet/powerful/normal/fan speed).
I have cleaned the air filters: they are ok (and clean them every 2w or so).
Looking at the pipes to the outside unit, they seem ok and there is some water dripping from the outlet one an no ice on the outside pipes.
Is this something simple as needing some more refrigerant? I think we have had the aircon 2-3 years.
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Unplug the power cord or if you are unable to turn off power that way, use fuse box and leave power off for 20 minutes. This should enable the system to reset to default settings and you can then set system to your needs.
If it is displaying error H97, or h98, this generally means that the invertor(power supply Panasonic part
number: Z606YM300BP,) is not functioning. The magnetron may also be faulty.
Here is some more information about the part. The microwave may also
have a faulty magnetron. If you are unsure, then you should get someone
to look at the unit for you before you go buying parts.
BEWARE... VOLTAGES INSIDE MICROWAVES CAN KILL
number: Z606YM300BP, supersedes all previous versions of the inverter
used with the 2M261-M32J This Inverter is now available at a lower
cost, it used to be £60.00 plus VAT and delivery trade price.
This inverter is fitted to many of the more
recent Panasonic inverter type microwaves such as the NNC596S .Some
microwaves such as Bosch and Siemens also use this inverter as they are
rebranded Panasonic ovens. These ovens are upmarket models, some
include advanced functions such as steaming and are normally well worth
The inverter as fitted to earlier ovens with the
2M236-M42 and 2M236-M1 is also available.
An inverter microwave oven is one without a high
voltage transformer You will know you have one as it is not extremely
heavy at one end. This type of microwave uses a high power DC
converter, called an inverter, to produce the high voltage and filament
voltage required by the magnetron.
If you purchase this item for replacement in your
microwave then we recommend that you do this only if you are qualified
and aware of the dangers of tampering with electrical equipment.
Failure of the magnetron is common and at times
the inverter can fail as well. Sometimes the inverter fails on it's
own. If your microwave blows the 10 amp mains input fuse as the cooking
cycle starts then you probably need a new inverter. An instruction
sheet with basic guidelines on fitting will be provided but please do
not purchase this item unless you are confident about fitting it. We
only accept returns if the inverter supplied is defective which is
If you have one of these ovens that is not cooking then it is
worthwhile looking at the magnetron. It often shows signs of distress
As well as the inverter failing it is also possible you could also have a defective magnetron,
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To produce cold air, the evaporator needs to be free of ice so that air can flow past the cold fins. Often the thought is to turn the dial and make it colder, but this actually makes it worse as the fins ice up quicker. Turn the unit off until fully defrosted. Turn the temperature knob half way and switch the unit back on. Alter the dial so you achieve a temperature of 4'C. Also putting warm food in the unit will cause condensation on the fins. Also, hot humid weather can do the same.
I found this error. The simple possible resolution is to reset the circuit breakers feeding this unit and/or replace possible blown fuses. Other possible problems may be too involved therefore a professional should be hired. Just a warning, this problem could get expensive.
There is a fan in the back of the freezer that runs when the compressor is running. It sounds like you have ice build up around the fan. You could have one of these problems: (Sorted by most likely to least likely) 1) Auto Defrost timer, defrost bi-metal or defrost heater is defective - the unit will go into auto defrost about twice a day, if this fails you will have lots of ice built up around the cooling fins and sometimes on the fan. Pull the back off the inside of the freezer and check for ice build up around the cooling fins, there should be none or very little if its running normal.
2) Bad door gasket - if the freezer door is leaking warm moist air inside the freezer it could be condensing around the fan causing ice (you will also see ice build up on things inside your freezer too).
3) Plugged drain - the drain leads from the freezer down to the drain pain under the fridge. If this is plugged ice will build up on the bottom of the freezer and potentially around the fan.
You have to use the remote in service mode to find the error code. Hold the 'check' button in with a paperclip for about 5 seconds and "--" will be displayed on the remote. Press timer up or down will change the error code displayed. When you hear the main unit start beeping quickly for about 4 seconds, that is your error.
If you remove the ice bin, turn it around where you can see the back, you should see a circular area in the middle with two fins. Now look in the freezer and you'll see the auger motor arms, basically some metal protruding that turn this circular area. More than likely the area on the bin has either broken or come out of place