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Add freon ac unit

Compressor kicks in but does not cool.

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SOURCE: window unit not cooling how to put in freon

You have to put a piercing valve on the sucction side because this units don't come with service port, but if you going to add freon ,it is better to fix the leak before and after that replace the drier and vacum the system.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Will not cool. Have had freon put in. compressor

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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SOURCE: unit blows cool air out but doesn't cool room

I have a question, how was the freon checked if the compressor is not coming on. If the compressor is not coming on, make sure it is received the proper voltage, if it has a capacitor make sure the capacitor is good. Also, how clean are the coils on the unit?

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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Ac condenser stopped working what are possible solutions


I am going to assume you meant AC Compressor as the condenser is basically like a radiator in that it cools the freon.

I would say that your freon is probably too low to kick the compressor on. This could be simple as adding some freon (With Leak stop(just to be sure)) would get it working again. The question is, why did it get low? Could be just age and it needs a little freon but usually means that there is a leak somewhere (Hopefully it is not the condenser leaking). Some leaks are small enough that you just need to add freon every month or so but they eventually get bigger. Look for oil around the AC connections and hoses. Could be an O-ring that has gone bad. Hopefully it is simply low on freon.

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Add a can of freon with gauge on can but even before that it is probably the thermometer.its sending a bad reading to the compressor telling it to kick off. Check temperature in vents when kicks on and off,if it doesn't seem right,change ac thermometer

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I have a Dometic Duo Therm rv Roof Air Conditioner Model# 59516.531.The fan is blowing and the compressor is kicking on but it is not blowing out cold air. Someone said it must be out of freon. Why would...


These are a closed system.(meaning that there is no fill valves for recharging) But a heating & cooling technician can solder them on and re-charge the system. Only problem there is to get an estimate up front, and compare it to buying a new roof unit which also comes with a new warranty, as well as keep in mind that the freon went somewhere, so there is an obvious leak that will need to be addressed as well. Most times it's wiser and cheaper in long run just to buy a new roof unit.
Are you sure that the compressor is kicking in? Did anyone remove cover on roof and check lines from compressor to see if any cooling is occurring?
These don't often leak, that's why I'm asking. Any idea how old the unit is?
Perhaps in fairly new, it's a warranty issue.

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CAN I ADD FREON TO MY FEDDERS AC ? it gets cool for a few mins then compressor kicks off ! does it sound like low on freon , ?


Take the front cover off and make sure the copper bulb is not touching the fins. Bend out a distance of 1/2 inch

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Does not cool


CHECK FREON LEVEL...IF GOOD CHECK FOR DISCONNECTED
THERMOSTAT OR COMPRESSOR OR CONTACTOR WIRE AT OUTDOOR UNIT WITH POWER OFF. CHECK FOR A BLOWN CAPACITOR OR UNIT GROUNDED OR BURNT WIRE. BAD BREAKER OR SEE IF OUTDOOR FAN COMES ON AND COMPRESSOR KICKS IN ( MAKES WHIRRING NOISE ) .

INSIDE CHECK BOARD FOR BLOWED FUSE, GROUNDED WIRE, MAKE SURE SYSTEM IS GETTING 24 VOLTS, IF NOT CHECK THERMOSTAT WIRES OR TRANSFORMER ON INDOOR UNIT.. IF YOU SET THERMOSTAT TO OFF AND ON AND THE INDOOR FAN COMES ON..YOUR GETTING 24 VOLTS.NOW YOU NARROWED TO THE BOARD OR LOOSE WIRE, FUSE OR THERMOSTAT. IF YOU TURN YOUR UNIT ON COOL AND AUTO AND THE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FANS COME ON AND THE COMPRESSOR KICKS IN
BUT IS NOT COOLING...CHECK AND POSSIBLY ADD FREON...
ALSO CHECK AND MAKE SURE INDOOR BREAKER IS ON.

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I changed the air compressor and the dashboard control panel last year and it has done ok. Now the temp. fan and the compressor fan won't kick in and the air compressor won't kick in also. Checked all...


You say temp fan?If you mean the cooling fans,then the ac is out of freon most likely,the freon has to be in the system,and enough to kick the compressor on,therefore turning the cooling fan on.

Apr 06, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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AC is just blowing air. The compressor doesn't kick on.


no freon.. pressure test w/ nitrogen. 8000 btus is now junk. Spend the money on new unit otherwise find the leak. It leaked out thats why the compressor will never go on. Once you add freon she'll turn on...same as car.

Dont buy that name brand again. best of luck to you

Aug 17, 2009 | LG Heat cool Window Air Conditioner

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My window Ac unit wont cool, I had problems with the cooling element icing over but now the ac wont kick on the fan still blows, and Iv only had this unit for two weeks.


You are low on freon. There is a pressure switch that will not allow the compressor to kick on in order to protect the compressor. The freezing up of the unit is an indication of a leak or air flow blockage.

Jul 07, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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A/C blowing hot air. Compressor activates and system has pressure.


Could be the expansion valve. That's what allows the temperature to actually drop in the system - the contents of the AC system are under pressure, and are at a certain temperature. When the freon goes through the expansion valve, the pressure drops suddenly and dramatically, which "flash chills" the freon, allowing the air to blow cold. If it fails, you may get lukewarm air from the AC despite everything else working. Also though, check to see whether the AC evaporator fan (underhood) is working - on some cars, if it doesn't turn on, the compressor won't be run enough to cool the air.

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