I live in a 2 room apartment and that's my only cooling system. I've had it running for 4 days, as low as I could get it to go, 61, and its never dropped below 73 in here. Brand new. I checked the manual for trouble shooting, checked the installation, checked the area and all that. Still can't get the damn thing to blow out cold air. I've restarted it, I've un plugged it and waited 10 minutes. I've done everything I can. I'm starting to get really upset.
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We can troubleshoot this one by one… 1.When you installed the unit did you make sure that you moved all shipping parts from inside? 2.Did you make sure that the drain holes are open? 3.Did you level the unit according to the instructions? 4.Did you start the unit on fan first and then to cold? 5.Do you hear the compressor working? 6.Are you using the correct AC voltage? As some units are 220v and still works on 120v but half power? 7.Finally and most important you will not be able to get the unit cold unless you have enclosed aria and not too big for the unit…how many BTU you are using and how big is the space?
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Ducted A/C has an internal fancoil unit installed in the roof space of the home. From this central location, a series of ducts run from it and into as many rooms in the house as the owner desires. From these ducts, this allows you to cool or heat each room individually – called zoning
Split systems stand out for their relatively low initial purchase price. Another perk is that the installation is not so invasive – it can often be done in a day or less from a licensed technician. Though, being that the unit is fairly small, it is best suited to cooling or heating one room – this is either a positive or negative depending on how you look at it. On one hand, it’s an efficient option if you only need to cool or heat one room, but on the other hand they are less effective in larger spaces. Rarely could a split system air conditioner cool or heat an entire home. Split system air cons are great options for small areas, but lack the power to affect larger spaces – this is reflected in their relatively cheap purchase price, from around $1,000-$2,000.
I lost you at my the end but the 2 ton unit should be able to cool 960 sqft. Sounds like a refrigerant problem. Air conditioners should cool the air 15 to 20 degrees. This means 80 degrees going into the machine in the return should be 60 to 65 degrees coming out in the supply. If you are in that range than it's likely never going to cool the space.
You may be able to close off 2 of the 4 vents without any problems, but it's up to your system and your house if it works or not. This is the basics:
1. Your A/C is sized to the sq. ft. Of the living space it has to condition. 1 ton for every 400sq. Ft. Your outside unit is matched with the indoor coil and needs this certain amount of cfm's to operate correctly, shuting off too much air will usually cause the system to freeze up and become less efficient. 2. Shutting off returns will further cause problems because your pulling in less air than needed. A dirty filter will cause a similar restriction like closing off returns and the system will once again, freeze. 3. Leaving rooms unconditioned can cause the other rooms to become warmer. You can have the whole house conditioned except one room that has a high heat load and will cause the rooms around it to raise in temp. Kind of like having no insulation in the attic will leave your system useless.
So yes, you can try to shut off two of the vents, I wouldn't do returns, and see how your system holds up. There are many factors involved in weather it works or not. Hope this helps, have a good day!
Sounds like the compressor is shuting down on high heat.There could be a couple reasons for this. 1 Check that proper voltage is being supplied to compressor. 2 Freon level may be low.This would be a service call. 3 Bad or intermitent connection at thermostat. 4 Main contacts to compressor sticking,usually burnt or pitted.
insufficient cooling have several reason,most common factor is low freon charging due to service factor,defective thermostat control,dirty evaporator and condenser fin,try to check the current rating using ammeter clamp tester if the rated current read in tester below the rated current on tag(compressor)
you need to charge freon,if the fin and evaporator is dirty need to ve clean,if the thermostat is not functioning replace thermostat.
also consider the main defective if the aircon is running chck the compressor if it is running by touching the tip of screw driver to the top body of compressor you can feeel vibration,if compressor is not running yo don't have cooling effect only blowing of air.on repairing this this should be done by a certified aircon technician,have a nice day fix my rate,thank you very much.
Please keep in mind, I'm attempting to diagnose you appliance without being there and with very little info. Thanks
If the sound is a double click, then after about 2 or 5 Min's another double click. You have a bad capacitor.
If it's a low hum. It sounds to me like you have a low side leak in your freon sealed system. When you unplug the unit, the freon pressures equalize. This put higher pressure on the low side of the system than it has when it's running. If you have a low side leak, it will drain out under the higher pressure.
(Industury standard- 5 year warranty on all sealed systems) This means that if your unit is less than five years old and it is a sealed system problem. (Freon leak, Compressor) The factory will cover parts and labor. You should not need a receipt if it's less than 4 years old.