Hi. I just moved in in Dec. and My RUUD air cond. is dripping water outside and the ac is not cooling well. A repairman put freon in and "fixed" the leak but it is still leaking. He went up into the attic and did something and he said the leak was fixed, but it is still leaking. The unit is a 2003 and is a RUUD achiever High efficiency model# uamb-036ja7.volts208-230, hetz 60, HP 1/3
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I have a ruud a/c ,i turn on the a/c and nothing happens ,the fan on the inside or outside are not coming on ,i have checked the breaker ,they are ok.could something be wrong with my programmable thermostat.
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First, complain to the owner of the service outfit you hired to repair the system. Second, give them a chance to make it right. Third, if they refuse, ask who their competition is and contact them for service. Lastly, contact the Better Business Bureau in your area.
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Tip the AC slightly downward on the outside so that the water can drip outside. If should be a hole for the water to drip away, make sure it's not blocked. Close your windows and doors. As long as cool air is coming out of the AC, it's working.
It sounds like the air cond is freezing up, and as he melts the ice off he evaporator coil you will have air flow again. When the evaporator, (which is the coil that absorbs the heat from your condo) is frozen over, no air flow can pass through it. The evaporator is located either above the furnace or below the furnace. Therefore, the indoor fan will continue to run, but no cool air will be coming out of the vents. What causes it to freeze up? Usually it is low on refrigerant (some people call it freon). If there is a leak in the system, he may charge it with refrigerant, and then in a few days or weeks later have to thaw it out, and charge it again. If this is the case, you might want to request the leak be located and fixed. Another reason it will freeze up is a dirty filter. Or, if the unit did not have a filter in it for quite some time, the evaporator could possibly be stopped up with dirt resulting in poor air flow all the time and and eventual freeze up of the evaporator. Hope this helps you, stay cool.
Clean evap and cond coils
Place hand on a/c if too hot during the day but cool at night
then freon is being restricted in the condensor
Cleaning coils may help days
Put a trickle of water on the condensor during the day for a test.
The outside setting is for bringing in the out side air,the closed keeps the air from the ac circulating and closes outside air off.The unit needs to be remove and took out side and cleaned out with a water hose,dirt and debris is keeping it from dripping out side,
Check outside unit to see if it is working. If fan is blowing outside put your hand over unit to see if air is warm. If outside unit is running and air is cool. Low on gas or compressor not running. You need to call a service tech to check it out. Also check the brreaker on outside unit. Russ
can you hear anything at all running in outside unit? ruud units have a hi pressure switch located between the 2 tubes going to inside of unit it normally has red button but sometimes the red overing over the button comes off so just look for a piece sticking out that you can push in.
If you do hear other things running in outside unit most lkely you will have a bad motor or motor capacitor. I would reccomend calling a service company unless you have the tools and meters to check this stuff out. If you do have the tools necessary message me back and I'll try to walk you thru troubleshooting. thanks Peyton