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Does not cool room down, even if i set it 60degrees.

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Check this website..It will provide you information on how to fix the problem you are having..
http://www.suburbanhvac.com/cooling.html
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Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Bad thermostat thats it.change the part. its done.if you have tecnical idea you can do if not have perfect knowledge call the technician.you can face third degree current if do carelessly keep the power off while reparing process

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First off go outside the A/C while its running and see if your getting a strong hot or warm air flow coming out the back.You want to now go inside ,shut the a/c off and remove the filter that is or should be covering the front inside the front plastic cover.It may be hard to remove the cover panel but it's most likely going to be pulled out with it on.The filter is a large square cleanable filter.Using a dry paint brush or vacuum clean this filter and re install it.Now check A/C again.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    If all above is checked ,the compressor needs a new shot of freon.

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If the freezer is working fine than you have an air flow problem.
This could be caused by the fridge not defrosting.
This would cause an ice build up in the air passages.
It also could be the dampers in the fridge.
If they are not opened this would stop the air flow.

Hope that helps........

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Hi,

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 air is cool but doesn't seem cold enough If the air doesn't seem cool enough it is necessary to use a thermometer to check the difference in temperature between the air going into the unit and the air being blown into the room. Ideally, the temperature difference should be more than 15 degrees. For example, if the temperature going into the air conditioner is 80 degrees, the temperature coming out of the unit should be at least 65 degrees or less. If the difference is 15 degrees or more there is probably no cause for concern. If the temperature difference is less than 15 degrees you should check the following:

  • Air damper


Check to make sure the air damper is closed. If it's open, it will bring in outside air and reduce the efficiency of the unit.

  • Back cover


During the winter season many people cover their air conditioners to protect the unit from the weather. In the spring or summer they will sometimes forget to remove the cover. If your unit has a cover on the outside portion of the air conditioner remove the cover first.

  • Condensing coils


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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 22, 2008

    Also check the following if it doesnot cool the room



    • Make sure the air filters are not dirty.

    • Make sure the air inlets and outlets of the indoor and outdoor units are not blocked by objects.

    • Make sure the temperature setting on the remote controller is appropriate.

    • Make sure the doors and windows are closed.

    • Make sure the air flow and direction settings are appropriate.

    • Make sure ventilation fans in the room are not operating.

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as the air is cooled the cold air falls to the floor and out under the door, open window or anywhere else it can escape
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not knowing what you are replacing it with, it is hard to give a reasonable answer ( old sealed units against split system converter ac units )
However if you work along these lines, you will come to a logical decision
First off the old machines had the compressor operation tied to the thermostat setting so the compressor ran full blast until the room cooled to the set temperature. Then it stopped and remain stopped until the room heated up. At this point the compressor restarted and that is the point the the most power is consumed
again it runs full blast until the room again cools and switches off
So you can see that you have a varying room temperature and high energy consumption on start up
Now compare that to inverter units
The compressor is running all the time ( no high energy start ups every 10 minutes or so) but the compressor becomes less efficient as the room cools down
Still running at full rpms but the controls reduce the compressing action--less power to run the compressor--so there is a reduction in power used
The temperature variation is reduced because as the room warms a bit the compressor pumps a bit more gas and doesn't start at full load as per the old unit
Next , the latest units have better temperature / humidity recognition controls so they can be set at night so a room maintains an ambient temperature /humidity so that as the night gets cooler and the air drier you don't wake up freezing
It will even get to the point where you wonder if the unit is working
Lastly you can run the unit at a much higher setting ( 27 Degrees c instead of 24 or less and have the same comfort level as at 24-25 degrees c)
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