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Air con runs for 5 mins then stops, unit outside still going

Turns on then runs about 5 mins and fan and heat stop, the unit outside is still going but the fan and heat inside isn't, sometimes even feels like cold air is coming in without the fan. This happened a couple of weeks ago when first turned it on for the new season, but then ran fine for about a week, now is doing it again.

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Ok depending on what part of the world your in and the season . Winter: most split systems are designed around a set given temperature of operation , if this is a heating problem the what you are experiencing is the system going into deforest . bare in mind that those carrier splits are manufactured in china and are designed for about 35 deg C in summer and +5 in winter , anything out of this temp range will cause this , especially if it is running on freon 22 , in-which case it sounds like its short of gas to me . if its a new R410 a system , then check your filters and if they are clean and its still doing the same then it too is short , in each case a refrigeration mechanic is required.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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