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I have a Bryant Heating/Cooling unit. Serial # 4698E18469, Model # 597CN042-D. The water pump that pumps condensate out was replaced last weekend. A couple days ago, we stopped getting air flow. I replaced the filter, but the house still isn't cooling. I think there is more air flow, but it's not cold air. I'm not certain how to check the condensor or even if this is the first place I should look. Any advice? Thank you for your help! Rena

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Is the compressor motor running? The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It is located inside the air conditioner at the center. Is it humming or making any kind of continuous noise or causing the lights to dim? If it is making a continuous noise, and your air conditioner is still not cooling at all, there may be a serious problem with one or more of these areas: Compressor Condenser Evaporator These items are not user serviceable. You will need to contact a qualified appliance repair technician to repair these components. If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the air conditioner there may be a problem in one or more of these areas: Compressor Overload and/or relay Thermostat (Open thermostat) Burnt wiring Bad selector switch Capacitor.

The condensing coils will always be on the "warm" side of the air conditioner. That is, on the side that faces outside of the room to be cooled. Air is drawn into the back of the air conditioner on the sides through vent slots and is blown directly out through the condenser coils. If the coils get clogged with lint, dust and dirt the cooling system cannot provide the cooling necessary. To clean the coils it will be necessary to remove the entire cover of the air conditioner or pull it out of the wall to gain access to the coils. They can be cleaned by blowing compressed air at them or by using a soft bristle brush to wipe the dirt off. It is important to also clean any dirt or lint build-up in the bottom of the air conditioner so the condensate water will be picked up by the condensing fan slinger properly.


Take care.


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