Question about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Compact II Room Air Conditioner, FAC122P1

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The unit is a 12000 BTU energy efficient model purchased from Lowes 3 years ago. It is not cooling. The fan runs fine but it just isn't cooling. The filter doesn't need cleaning. What could it be? Model#FAC127P1A

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  • cjgparent Jul 30, 2009

    Only the fan is running. Sorry I am not sure what the compressor is...but there is no condensation or "cooling" going on inside the unit.

  • cjgparent Jul 30, 2009

    Only the fan is running. It isn't cooling....no condensation on the inside or outside of the unit.

  • Dennis Boxerman May 11, 2010

    Sorry about the delay, been on vacation. Compressor should be fairly easy to tell if it's running as it make noise louder than the fan. Sounds as if the compressor is not running. It could be in the switches or in the start components. These are usually not a very expensive fix. Are you any good with hand tools and a multimeter? If so, we could go alittle deeper into trouble shooting.

  • Dennis Boxerman May 11, 2010

    See if you can tell if the compressor is running. Need more info before proceeding.

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The compressor is probably not running.

The Main reasons that this will happen
1 - A bad run capacitor (silver or metal capacitor)
It’s either shorted, grounded or open.
If it’s shorted a lot of times it will bulge out, (sometimes slightly)
2 - A bad start kit ( plastic capacitor and Relay connected to it )
The capacitor is either shorted or open
The relay either has an open coil between terminals #1 and #5
Or the relay is stuck.
Any time you change the capacitor or relay you should change
the other, especially if they are over a year old.
3 - A loose, burnt or disconnected wire
4 - Wired wrong
5 Compressor is open (windings burnt open)
6 Low on charge not getting enough cooling back to compressor, (Feel top of compressor to see if it’s hot it shouldn‘t be)
7 Some compressors have a black plastic overload under the compressor cap which could be bad.

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  • Product Type: 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner & Heater
  • Product Dimensions: L: 24.00" x W: 24.00" x H: 16.00"
  • Product Weight: 88.00 lbs.
  • Product Color: White
  • Application: Used to cool individual rooms
  • Type: Window Air Conditioner
  • Warranty: 1 year; 5 years sealed system
  • Coverage Area: 550 square feet
  • Voltage: 230 volts
  • Heater: Yes
  • Air Flow: 266 CFM
  • Amps: 5.5 amps
  • Heating Capacity: 11000 BTUs
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Cooling Capacity: 12000 BTUs
  • Dehumidifying Capacity: 3.6 pints
  • EER: 9.8
  • Heat Pump: No
  • Number of Fan Speeds: 3
  • Programmable Timer: Yes
  • Timer Length: 24 hour
  • Refrigerant Type: R-410A
  • Air Conditioner Type: Cool/Heat
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Air Filter: Yes
  • Built-In Air Purification System: No
  • Display Type: Digital
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Adjustable Louvers: Yes
  • Adjustable Side Panels: Yes
  • Compatible Window Size: Min. Window
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    Energy consumption for home air conditioning accounts for almost 5% of all the electricity produced in the USA. Energy Policy Act mandates minimum energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings, using research and standards developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers. Energy Star qualified central air conditioners have a higher seasonal efficiency rating (SEER) than standard models, which makes them about 14% more efficient than standard models. Energy efficiency specialists with certified training on retrofits and energy savings on both residential and light commercial units may enable you to save up to 50 percent on your air conditioning bills with the use of a high efficiency energy system. Substantial energy savings can be obtained from more efficient systems.

    SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is related to the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), which is the ratio of output cooling in Btu/Hr and the input power in watts W at a given operating point and also to the coefficient of performance (COP) commonly used in thermodynamics. SEER rating more accurately reflects overall system efficiency on a seasonal basis and EER reflects the system’s energy efficiency at peak day operations.

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    Before you consider upgrading your cooling equipment, the cheapest way to save money and energy from cooling is to reduce the need for mechanical air conditioning in the first place. Ask your contractor about a variable speed air handler, which will improve comfort and efficiency and allow continuous air filtering at minimum energy cost. Also, because ducts are often responsible for a lot of wasted energy, make sure you hire a contractor who knows about high-efficiency installations. If your central air conditioning unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an Energy Star qualified model could cut your cooling costs by 30 percent.


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