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Re: air conditioner freezing up
Your unit is low on freon. Take the unit to a service facility & have it recharged & the leak repaired. Note that ice formation may normal if the outside temperature is below 45-50F. If you must use it in the meantime, leaving the unit on fan only will melt the ice much faster.
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Clean indoor filter , and coils in unit (you must remove from window and remove top from unit to expose coil, After cleaning coils prop up unit so it slopes to rear and spray back and forth at bottom of front coil until drain is clear . Never turn unit upside down , and do not get water inside of fan motor . Also clean evaporator blower wheel . With unit clean and drained out place in direct sunlight for at least 2 hours to completely dry before replacing top and reinstalling in window , or just drain out , reinstall and leave unit unplugged for at least 24 hours to dry before testing . If unit is clean and still icing , check to see if thermostat works (place object in front of unit to direct cold air from top of unit onto thermostat temperature sensor and compressor should cycle off, if not replace thermostat . If unit still ices you will need a pro to repair sealed system of unit or simply buy a new one .
To improve the performance and longivity of your garbage disposal you should clean the iniside of the machine monthly. Gunk builds up inside of the disposal things suchas, grease, dirt, peels, etc... The following is extreemely effective in removing all types of material from your disposal and will also leave it smelling great.
FIRST STEP. GRAB (2) ICE CUBE TRAYS FORM THE FREZER.
CRACK THE CUBES FROM THE TRAYS AND PUT 6 TO 8 CUBES INSIDE THE DISPOSAL (THE DISPOSAL SHOULD BE OFF WHEN YOU ARE PUTTING THE ICE CUBES IN).
AFTER PUTTING 6 TO 8 CUBES IN THE DISPOSAL TURN THE UNIT ON AND RUN TILL THE CUBES ARE GONE. REPEAT THIS UNTIL BOTH TRAYS OF CUBES ARE USED UP.
AFTER THE ICE CUBES ARE GONE RUN THE DISPOSAL WITH HOT WATER RUNNING THROUGH IT FOR ABOUT HALF A MINUTE.
AFTER RUNNING THE HOT WATER THROUGH THE DISPOSAL PEEL A LEMON. DISCARD THE PEEL IN THE TRASH. PLACE THE WHOLE PEELED LEMON IN THE DISPOSAL WITH THE DISPOSAL TURNED OFF. START RUNNING HOT WATER AGAIN AND TURN ON THE DISPOSAL. RUN THE DISPOSAL UNTIL THE LEMON IS GONE. TURN OFF THE HOT WATER AND RUN COLD WATER THROUGH THE DISPOSAL FOR A FEW SECONDS AND TURN OFF.
The inside of your disposal is now sparkling clean and smelling good. If you use your disposal a lot do this cleaning once a month. If you don't use your disposal much do it every 3 months. Your disposal will work and smell much better. THANK YOU.
Have you checked up in filter area at ceiling to see if fins are frozen or frosted bad? If they are dirty, they can cause frost/ice and AC goes in to fan only until frost/ice is gone. When did unit actually get a good cleaning last? Too many registers closed or blocked can cause freeze up as well. Does this unit have ducted or non-ducted system?
E1 = The air filters need cleaning (after 720 Hours use) It will shut down until you clean the filters & reset the E1 alarm code. To do this you need to: Pull the Air Con appliance lead out of the power outlet in the wall. Remove & Clean the air filters & then put the cleaned filters back in machine Before plugging back in you Push & Hold the Power button on the Unit THEN while holding the power button you PLUG the lead back into the wall. Keep Holding the power button until you hear the unit emit a beep (hold for approx 5 secs) Then disconnect the power supply lead again. Then Plug it back in again & turn on It should be cleared & working well. Good luck
Yep its soundss iced up shut it down and leave the fan on if you can. remover the filter and clean it you might have to wait for the ice to thaw from the coil to remove the filter. wash the filter out well set the thermstat to 70 degrees and leave it there, also close any unused rooms if possible check/ wash filter monthly
The most common cause of frost and ice buildup on a dehumidifier is
because the unit is operating in temperatures that are too cold. Many
dehumidifiers are not equipped to run at temperatures below 65 degrees
Fahrenheit. To fix this problem, Position the dehumidifier in an area where there is at least one foot of
clearance around the unit in order to allow for proper air circulation
during its operation. Close all windows, doors and other outside
openings to make sure your unit isn't attempting to remove moisture from
areas outside of the immediate room. Determine the temperature of the room by checking a nearby thermostat or
by using a hand-held thermometer.
Check the filter for dirt and buildup. Unplug the unit from the
electrical source and check the filter by opening the filter
compartment. If the filter is dirty, it will restrict airflow through
the unit and lead to freezing. Soleus recommends lightly vacuuming the
surface of the filter to remove dirt. The filter also can be washed in
warm water if it is extremely dirty. Once clean, place the filter back
in its compartment. Allow for the ice to melt and then restart your
A line or coil freezing is a sign of restricted air flow or low on freon. Make sure the fan that circulates the cold air is working and the filter and coil at the filter are clean. A dirty coil can be cleaned with coil cleaner and a water hose. You will need to remove the unit and take it outside. (window units only) You can buy a bottle of coil cleaner at any hardware store. Follow the instructions on the bottle but basically you spray the coil until soaked wait 5 minutes and flush it clean with water from a hose. Repeat if necessary. Try not to get water and cleaner on the controls. Be careful water will be trapped in the unit you may want to tip it toword the back for 10 minutes or so and if possible let it set outside to dry. Reinstall the unit and put a clean filter on it and give it a try. If ice forms again it is low on freon and will require a repairman to fix it. Freon is a restricted item and you have to have a license to buy it. good luck..
If the coil is clean, then have a tech check for a low charge. This will cause the coil to freeze up. Humidifers are known to lose gas and owners aren't told this so end up buying new one and scraping the old one. Trust me on this. I have seen this many times. I repair high end machinery as my business.
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You said, Left house for a while with unit running and when I returned little or
no air was emmiited from unit, and when I removed back cover, solid
sheet of ice!
Sounds like you have a coolant leak or the thermostat is malfunctioning. You need to have the freon checked first to see it is not low. This one reason that will make it freeze up . let me know how much freon it took.
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