Question about Ruud UAKA037 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

A/C quit running

At 3a.m. our A/C unit quit coming on. It is located right outside my bedroom window,so I can hear it. It made a sound like some kind motor trying to turn over, but never kicked on again. We reset the breaker and nothing is happening.

Posted by on

  • carjob1 Jul 19, 2008

    outside unit buzzes but no fan movement. fan works in air handler doesn't blow cold



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 75 Answers

This question is really to broad to answer. There are several things that could cause it to stop running. I think I would turn everything off, let it cool down for several hours and try it again. When you kick it back on, take note of what is running and what's not running. Inside fan, outside fan, compressor. If the outside unit will not run at all it could be as simple as a grasshopper caught in the contacts. If you hear the compressor running outside but no outside fan, The fan motor probably needs replaced. Please make sure that all power to the unit is TURNED OFF before removing cover plates on outside unit and before trying to remove insects from contact points. Check all wiring inside outside unit while it is open. Also check capacitors for swelling or leaking. If you don't know how to turn all the power off or open the outside unit, you need to call a professional AC technician. Hope this helps. kstfas

Posted on Aug 27, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


I never heard of something like that before.

Jan 06, 2018 | Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

I have a unit in the attic and another part outside. I can stand inside under the ceiling vent and hear water running. When the unit cuts off, the water sound quits. I'm afraid something is not draining...

Sounds like your drain has sagged from the heat in the attic. It then backs up in the pan and sloshes around from the air moving. Get up there and see if that is the case, if so support the drain line so water runs freely to outside. This is an experienced guess. Good luck!

Aug 04, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I love the functionally and efficiency of my Rinnai water heater, however, we smell funes in our bedroom after hot water usage .. our bedroom is right above the area in the basement where the water heater...

The unit is a completly sealed unit. which uses combustion air from the outside & exausts to the outside. check for leaks on the exaust pipe with soapy water while running. if you see bubbles , theres the leak. if not, the exaut may be getting sucked back into the house through a window or other opening to close to the exaust.

Jul 01, 2009 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Window unit air conditioner kicks in only when its really hot out

I would consider replacing the t'stat if it does not seem to cycle at the desired temps. Also, the outside air allows fresh air to be introduced into the conditioned space but it will also effect, to a degree, the units ability to cool the conditioned space. Once you get the unit running, try it with the baffle on and closed and see which one you like. Remember, the outside air has and add humidity and can make it seem hotter than it really is in the room.

May 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Electronic Window Air...

1 Answer

Air compressor does not kick in unless ambient temp is > 80

Do not operate low fan and maximum temperature as the coils will freeze up stopping air flow.

May 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Electronic Window Air...

1 Answer

My window unti is dripping water inside the bedroom room.

there could be an obstruction in the bottom.remove it from the window and remove the case.check for anything obstructing water flow (condensation) to the outside.

Mar 26, 2009 | Sharp AFS60FX Air Conditioner

1 Answer

AC Compressor running outside but no air coming out of inside vents.

Can you say, WOw, Icould've had a v-8 moment! I think you answered your own question or you are not far from the answer. (let me direct you, either the thermostat or the little door on the duct going to your room! Thank-you-very-much!

Aug 01, 2008 | Carrier XHB123D X/Y Series Heat/Cool Air...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ruud UAKA037 Air Conditioner Logo

293 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ruud Heating & Cooling Experts

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

588 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Dennis Boxerman

Level 3 Expert

1236 Answers

Are you a Ruud Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides