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MY frigidaire Air Conditioner model number: FAC107P1A2 has suddenly stopped blowing cool air. Check Filter light comes on but filter clean. Press Check Filter light button and blows out cool air for about a minute then blows hot air. Bought new at Lowes. Never had problem before with this air conditioner for 6 years! Please help burning up!

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A few basic principles for air conditioner troubleshooting. For both central home air conditioner or window air conditioner, the first thing to check is whether the unit is getting proper power. If the unit uses 220 volt power be sure that the proper voltage is getting to the unit. Same for 110 volt units. A voltage meter can be used to assure that the voltage is correct.

For window air conditioning units the voltage can also be checked before and after the thermostat. If voltage is being supplied to the thermostat but not from it then the thermostat probably needs replaced. This is a fairly common problem. Another place to check is the fan motor voltage. The fan on window air conditioners runs both the indoor blower and the condenser fan. If that motor fails than the compressor may run for a short time, but will overheat and shut off. Continued operation like this will result in compressor failure. This motor can be economically replaced for larger window air conditioners, but for smaller ones the cost of replacement will be more than a new unit.

Central air conditioners for the home are more complex and there are more things that can go wrong. As with the window air conditioner the thermostat can also be a problem. The central air conditioner thermostat will only have 24 volts going to it. So don't look for high voltage there. Some units the voltage will be coming from the outdoor unit and others the voltage will be supplied by the indoor air handler or furnace. Most home central air conditioning will be supplied by the indoor air handler or the furnace. If the air conditioner is for cooling only the unit will usually have only two wires going to the condenser unit. Make sure that you have 24 volts across those wires.

The next thing to check will be the indoor blower. If your thermostat is calling for cooling then the indoor blower should be running. If there is no air moving across the indoor cooling coil then you will soon have a big block of ice formed on the coil. This can happen for a few reasons. The indoor blower is not working, the air flow is restricted and not allowing air to move across the coil. A clogged air filter would also do this. Or the outdoor condenser unit has lost the charge of refrigerant.

Finally and worst of all is when you have a complete compressor failure. Often when this happens the compressor will "lock up" or not be able to turn when power is supplied to it. Overheating or lack of lubrication are usually the main causes of compressor failure. Overheating can be caused by the outdoor coil around the compressor getting clogged with dirt, leaves, or grass. Loss of the refrigerant charge will also cause the compressor to overheat. It is the cool return gas coming back to the compressor that helps to keep it from overheating.

As you can see there are many things that can go wrong with an air conditioner and I have not come close to exhausting the possibilities here. I have just touched on the most common problems in a very basic way.
There are some basic trouble shooting things that can be done very easily. Most problems are above out of the range of comfort for many homeowners and professional help should be consulted before any attempt is made at repairs. Remember also, that the release of refrigerant gases into the atmosphere is a federal offense in the
US. Proper care must always be taken to minimize the release of any gases. A license is also required to handle refrigerants. Make sure that the professional you call has the proper certifications to handle refrigerants properly.


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Good Morning Friend,

I understand your Frigidaire air conditioner, model# FAS296R2A, is not cooling. I also see that, both the filter and condenser are clean. First, try setting the temperature lower. Secondly, the compressor could have shut off by changing modes. Set to the "COOL" setting and wait about 3 minutes for the compressor to restart. Lastly, check the temperature sensing element, located behind the air filter, to make sure it is not touching a cold coil. If it is, straighten the sensor away from the coil. I hope this is helpful.

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<span style="font-weight: bold;">Cabin Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold down the Off button for 4 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Carrier Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the Reset Filter button to reset the timer that calculates the next air filter change after you have inspected / cleaned the indoor return air filter.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Daikan Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the Filter Clean Reset button to reset the CLEAN FILTER INDICATOR after you have inspected / cleaned the indoor return air filter.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To reset after cleaning the filter, press the "Filter Reset" button and the light will go off.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Turn the air conditioner OFF and unplug it.</li> <li>The air conditioner must be unplugged for the automatic filter clean timer to reset. Clean the filter.</li> <li>After cleaning, replace the filter and plug the air conditioner back in.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Honeywell Air Conditioner:</span> <ol> <li>Press and hold the i button until the timer is displayed, followed by pressing the Up Arrow button (next to the Wake button)</li> <li>Press the Run Program button.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To reset the filter indicator, press and hold the filter reset button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Lexus Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Without having foot on the brake, press the Start button twice to get to the IG-ON position.</li> <li>Then press and hold the "hard" OFF button next to the "hard" Auto button. Hold the OFF button for approx 5 seconds and you hear several beeps.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Turn the engine switch to IG-ON mode.</li> <li>Push and hold the A/C OFF button for more than 4 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Lexus 2008 Air Conditioner:</span> <ol> <li>Push the "INFO" button & touch "Maintenance".</li> <li>Touch the desired button Delete All: To cancel all conditions which have been input or Reset All: To reset the item which has satisfied a condition. If "ON" is selected, the system gives maintenance information with the "Information" screen when the system is turned on. If "OFF" is selected, the "Information" screen is disabled.</li> <li>Input the Notice of Date: The next maintenance date must be input.</li> <li>Now input the Notice of Distance: The driving distance until the next maintenance check.</li> <li>Delete: To cancel the date and distance conditions.</li> <li>Reset: To reset the date and distance conditions.</li> <li>Touch "OK" The screen returns to the "Maintenance screen.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Lincoln LS 2001 Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the setup button above the radio until it says system check. NOTE: All the doors must be closed.</li> <li>Watch the system check when it goes to A/C filter hit the reset button.</li> <li>Hold down the reset button to confirm.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Lincoln LS 2003 Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the STATUS control to access the System Check function, the message center will display A/C FILTER XX% RESET FOR NEW.</li> <li>Press and hold the RESET control to set to 100%.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Lincoln LS 2005 Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Insert the key and turn the ignition to "Run" or "On." It is not necessary to start the engine.</li> <li>Press the "Status" button above the radio until the system display changes to "AC Filter."</li> <li>Press and hold "Reset" above the radio. The system will beep and the "AC Filter" display resets to "100%."</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the "Fan" button 2 times, then press the "Mode" button 1 time and it will reset.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Push in the filter reset on the remote using a straightened out paper clip or similar.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>On the control panel, press and hold the Mode and the Up Temp Arrow buttons for 6 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>After having cleaned the filter just press the reset button located on the indoor unit behind the front panel to interrupt the flashing of the filter monitor indicator.</li></ol>

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checkthe air filter, make sure it's not dirty.
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