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Split system Samsung AC not cooling

My Samsung is fairly new and one day it just starting doing the opposite, cold air coming out of the outdoor unit and normal air was coming in throught the wall unit. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • amazingsam Jul 27, 2008

    is there any way that can be fixed without having to bring in a specialist or having the proper equipment. how can I tell if the compressor is not running?




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The compressor is not compressing. Either the compressor isn't running or the freon has escaped.

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  • B Carson Jul 27, 2008

    How good are you as a mechanic?

    This is tough! A compressor with no freon sounds pretty much like a compressor that's not running. If you have an amp meter, you can watch the compressor use electricity, or not. Without any meter at all, you might have to touch the compressor to see if it is vibrating.

    What you should hope for is "compressor not running". Repairing freon leaks is way expensive and impossible to do without special tools. Even topping up the freon requires pressure gauges and a license to buy freon. An electrical failure is way cheaper and easier to fix.

    I suggest you open the cover on the outside half and look at the wires, relays, capacitors, to see if something is corroded or come loose. After that, you have to use electrical meters to see if things are working.



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