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Ice coming from unit?? WHy would ice be "spitting" from front indoor wall unit

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The unit has frozen up, and the fan is blowing out small particles of ice.

Freeze up is due to Improper airflow, and/or low refrigerant charge.
In the case of a heatpump, it can also be due to a malfunctioning defrost cycle.

Most likely, the filter and/or coils are dirty, causing an air restriction. I'd reccoment cleaning both coils and the filter. Let the system defrost, and run it again. If the problem persists, you have a refrigerant problem.
(or a defrost issue with a wall mount heat pump.)

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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Amana ptac unit blows air, it feels kind of cool, but it's set at 65 and it's not reaching the desired temp... does it need 2 be recharged or are my lines possibly froze...???


If the unit is frozen you should be able to see ice at the indoor coil. If you pull the air filters and peer inside to the indoor coil there may be ice. Either way it needs service. If no ice and blowing cool not cold it could be the condenser coil is dirty. On the outside you can see the air leaving side of the condenser coil. The air entering side is the side that gets dirty and can only be seen by pulling the unit out of the wall. Its best to leave it in the wall and call a tech that has experience with ptacs.

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Check the air filter and if it is dirty, replace..
Turn equipment off and let the ice melt.
After ice melts, place a/c in cooling mode and set the thermostat to 3 degrees below room temp display.

The indoor unit fan should start blowing cold air immediately and then turn off once the room temp drops one degree below the cooling temp setting.
If the indoor unit does cycle off, check the outdoor unit and make sure it turns off at the same time.
If the outdoor unit continues to run and the indoor fan is not running, the indoor unit will ice up.
A defective compressor relay that is stuck in a closed position will cause icing of the indoor unit because it keeps the compressor running when it should turn off with the indoor fan.

Do you have an error code being displayed on the controller?
Is there an led light that is flashing on the indoor unit?

Another possibility causing the indoor unit to ice up is if the freon in the system starts to get low.
Make sure the ice has all melted for this next check.
Pretty easy to check without special tools.
If the air filter is clean and there is no dust/ dirt blocking the fins on the indoor unit, turn a/c back on to cool and check that the indoor unit fan comes on and is blowing air good.
Once everything seems to running good go to the outdoor unit.
There will be two lines with black rubber insulation covering them.
Peel back the insulation three inches on each line and observe the copper lines.
If either line starts to frost up the a/c system is most likely low on refrigerant.


Another cause of indoor unit icing could be that the aluminum fins behind the air filter are clogged with dust or other foreign material.
This would block the air that must be pulled in causing the indoor unit coil to become too cold due to lack of air flow and it will ice up.

Operating the cooling system when the outdoor temperature is below 60 degrees can cause the indoor unit to ice up also.

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Florida certified a/c contractor. 30 years experience.
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