Question about Friedrich Heating & Cooling
While cleaning the filter on my Freidrich em18l34-b I found that the resistor block,part # P61808001, is cracked. What problems would the cracked resistor cause in the ac unit? I've noticed the unit is not sensing that the room temp has elevated and turns on. When does finally turn on it stays on for a short amount of time. I've also noticed the air is not a cool as it was last year. Could these be the symptoms of a cracked resistor block? Also, if I change the resistor block do I need to discharge the capacitors? Thanks!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If all your doing is washing it out and fixing bent fins it's not necessary to discharge the capacitors. I would only discharge them if I was disassembling it to the point that the capacitors were out in the open or there was a change I could touch the wires on them. To discharge any capacitor is pretty simple really, first make sure the airconditioner is UNPLUGGED , then using two screwdrivers, make sure that you are holding onto the INSULATED HANDLES ONLY, put the tips of the screwdrivers on the terminal connectors on the capacitor and cross the screwdrivers. Sometimes, depending on the capacitor, it is possible to do this with only one screwdriver by shorting across the terminals with the shank of the screwdriver. Just make sure the A/C is UNPLUGGED and you are holding onto the handle ONLY.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
it sounds like the compresor is over heating tri pluging it in on difrent outlet or lowering the demands of other outlets on that circuit or run dedicated outlet
Posted on May 27, 2008
If the evaporator coil is only half coated with water, this means it is low on Freon. You need a repairman to fix the leak and add Freon, but this costs way over a hundred dollars.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
DOES THE HOUSE FEEL DRIER IF IT IS 80 OUTSIDE WITH ALOT OF HUMIDITY THE UNIT WILL RUN FOR A LONG TIME TO REMOVE THE MOISTURE(HUMIDITY) OUT OF THE HOUSE BEFORE TEMP DROPS DRAMATICALLY IS THERE WATER COMING OUT OF THE DRAIN PIPE OUTSIDE
Posted on May 03, 2009
Due to the many different questions I see about Air Conditioning, I am including this overview to help us better understand each other for trouble shooting. A basic air conditioning system has a Thermostat, Air Handler or Furnace Fan and a Condensing unit. In a split system, the condensing unit (Condenser) is separate from the furnace and usually in the back yard. When working properly, it blows hot air. It connects to the cooling part of the system by 2 copper lines. One large line and 1 small line. The part that cools the house is the "Evaporator" and is usually on top of the furnace inside the square metal box (Plenum). When the Air Conditioner is running, the large copper line should be cold and the smaller line should be warm. Common signs of low refrigerant are that both lines are the same temperature and/or frost or ice has built up on the large line at the condenser. The thermostat will normally display room temperature on till it is touched to change the setting. It could have a "Span" setting as well as times and temperatures. The operating "span" of MOST residential thermostats is 40 to 90 degrees. That means you can set it as low as 40 degrees and no higher than 90 degrees. It probably has a fan switch also. When in the "ON" position, the fan will run constantly, 24 / 7, but the condenser will still cycle on and off as needed to keep the house at set point. If you have a suggestion to include in this paragraph, please let me know.
I think I have it covered above. Let me know if you need something more specific. Thank you. Roger
Posted on Apr 12, 2011
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