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Cooling has stopped

The compressor kicks in but the unit is not cooling. I cleaned the filter, and vacumed the unit. After removing the unit from the wall sleeve I noticed water in the catch basin. I removed the water, and cleaned the coils. The fan speed changes when going from low to high. Could the unit have a leak after three years of running ok? What can I do to determine the cause and possible re-charge the unit?

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Apparently the freon has escaped or the metering device for the freon is plugged up. Either way, it's expensive. Check your warranty for "sealed system" repairs.

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What causes compressor to work fine then shut down and not come back on for an extended amount of time?

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They are a sealed unit, and you would have to get a Refrigeration tech to install valves to do so, which usually costs close to replacing upper unit (roof unit).
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- Has unit been cleaned recently, as in filter, evaporator, condenser ? Any of these plugged can cause it to shut down.
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I have GE AJES12DCBM1. Recently after one of the storm, it stopped cooling. Fan motor comes on. Compressor is also kicking on but it kicks off within a minute or two. Is it possible that the capacitor may...

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Aug 08, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Unit does not cool. Original unit was replaced because of defective compressor. Replacement unit worked in store but now does not cool and alternates blowing cool and warm air.

Is this a window unit? Sounds like the compressor may be cutting on and off. That would cause the alternating air temp you are feeling. Make sure the condenser fan is running. If it isn't running head pressure will build up on the compressor until it shuts down. Then the pressure will equalize and the compressor will kick on again. Also check your filters and the condenser coil to make sure it is clean. Let me know what you find.

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Room a/c works great for hours and then compressor just stops

the unit may be knocking off on defrost if the coil is getting v cold,

check for full airflow over the indoor unit/evaporator coil, check filters fan operation and coil condition. Likewise it may be overheating so check the same on the outdoor unit/condenser clean coil and fan operation.

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I advise leaving the refrigerant alone (especially if you are not EPA certified) and start with ensuring you have a clean air filter, clean coils, proper air flowing across the air coil and proper water flow flowing across the water coil.

I'm going to share a trick.........a refrigerant tank with either a slight amount of liquid or a lot of liquid, can be identified by comparing the saturated liquid temperature (using a Pressure/Temperature chart) and the ambient temperature of the air which the tank is stored. Your ac, though it has lines, coils, etc, is a sealed system with saturated liquid and gas. That said, as long as they are exposed to the same ambient temperatures, the pressures (without the compressor running ie: OFF) will be equal. One of the two gauges is off 10psig.

Without being onsite with toolbox in hand, I hope this information is very helpful to you moving forward. :-)

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