Question about Frigidaire FAC107P1A Wall/Window Air Conditioner

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A/C Model: FAC107P1A My unit is not putting out cold air. The temp wire is not touching the coils. I've cleaned the filter, and behind it. What do you think the problem is? What needs to be done to fix the problem? Could it need Freon? What type of Freon does it take? I have a certified person to put it in, but I have to get the Freon myself. Is it a sealed unit? Will it be obvious to him, where to put in the Freon? He said that he's not sure, but hasn't looked at my unit yet. I have to get everything done in one visit. He's our bldg's Maintenance man, and is not suppose to do to do any personal work. That's why he said, that it all has to be done, at once. I personally, am not mechanically inclined. Therefore, any assistance you can give me, will be greatly appreciated. Even if this is not causing the problem, I may need to clean the A/C unit better. I live next-door to a huge industrial plant. It's putting ash, and who knows what, in the air. If you look at my car, you can see where it's eating the paint. I've thought about using a can of compressed air on it, like you use on a computer. What are your thoughts on this?

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  • drillsgtsnoo May 20, 2011

    I haven't done those checks yet, but wanted to answer your questions.

    This A/C has a permanent filter, which I clean very frequently. While cleaning it, I use the sprayer on the

    kitchen sink. This unit, also has a dirty filter indicator light. It use to take 2-3 mos, for the light to come on. Now, it comes on weekly. This is why I thought about using a can of compressed air. I try to clean it before the light comes on, but sometimes it beats me to it.

    Even though the A/C is not putting out cold air, I still have it running. No, I haven't been hearing the compressor kick on. I use to.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "programmable thermostat". On the A/C itself, there are digital controls. I can set it for specific temps, like 66, 72, and etc. It goes down to 60 degrees. This unit does have a remote control, which contains batteries. Are you telling me that I need to change them?

  • drillsgtsnoo May 20, 2011

    I don't know specifically, where all those coils are located. I tried Googling for a diagram of my unit, and it took me back to your website. When I searched your site, there were 368 results. I'm having trouble finding the exact one I need. Would you please send me a diagram, showing me where all the coils, and temp sensor, are located? I have the manual that came with this unit, but it's poorly designed. Could you also, please tell me the best way to clean the coils. Does the part of the A/C, which is outside the house, need to be cleaned? Do I need to take it apart?
    I just realized, that this entire time, I've left an important part out. It is NOT DRAINING AT ALL.

  • drillsgtsnoo May 20, 2011

    I'm a disabled vet, whom lives alone. To remove the cover/housing, do I have to take the A/C out of the window?

  • drillsgtsnoo May 22, 2011

    Yes, I have a friend that will help me. It's going to take some time though, due to their work schedule. I hate to keep asking you questions. When doing the Freon Test inside the house, how far do I hold the thermometer from the A/C? Outside the house, do I go by what the actual temp is, or do I need to use a thermometer? If so, how far from A/C do I need to hold it? Where do I put the thermometer on the A/C, outside my house? Normally, my A/C drains every time I use it. It stopped draining, at the same time, it quit cooling. Could that be why it's not cooling? Or is it just coincidence?
    Fixed, or not, I WILL get back with you. PLEASE don't close my case, yet.
    I really APPRECIATE all your help. You have been so patient with me, thank you so much.

  • drillsgtsnoo May 22, 2011

    I have one more question... since the temp sensor was not touching the coils, could that be the whole problem? I'm just asking, I DON'T know anything about A/C's, except what you've taught me.

  • drillsgtsnoo May 24, 2011

    Just wanted to touch base with you. Haven't been able to mess with my A/C yet. Just got home, and it"s almost dark, and lightening. I'll be able to check it out on Tue or Wed. It'll probably be Wed. I'm sending you this email, so you won't be "hangin". I WILL DEFINATELY be in touch. It'll probably be Wed.

  • drillsgtsnoo May 27, 2011

    No. I asked the Maintenance man to check the Freon with his gauge. He said that he has to access it the same way, as if putting Freon in it. Therefore, just in case, I'm going ahead and getting the Freon, and piercing valve. If not needed, then I can return them. I'm trying to accomplish that today, so maybe the Maint man can take care of it today. The 90's are too hot for my apt, and it's a holiday weekend. I'll get back with you later today, or tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

  • drillsgtsnoo Jun 02, 2011

    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I still haven't gotten that A/C going. I still have to try putting Freon in it. Our Maint man asked me to look online & see if I could find it in small cans. He told me the wrong kind of Freon, so I wasted hours of my time. Now, I have to research the correct Freon. Meanwhile, due to my health, I've had to go ahead & purchase another new A/C. It's been a nightmare & an expensive one. We've had to go to Lowe's & purchase 3 different A/C's, before we found one, which fits in the window & works properly. I'm still going to try to fix the old A/C. If I can get it going, I can put it in the kitchen window.
    I have a question about the new A/C. I just want to make sure that it's working like it's suppose to. It's been on since Mon. It has not drained at all, and I've never heard the compressor kick on. It is cooling, but it should be a little cooler. It too, is a Frigidaire. The old A/C was 10,000 BTU's, and the new one is 15,000 BTU's. Do you think this new A/C is working properly?

  • drillsgtsnoo Jun 03, 2011

    It's set at 60 degr, which is the lowest it will go. I called the store mgr. He said that I may not hear the compressor kick on, in this model. If it wasn't working, would it be cooling? As far as old A/C, I'll look for the Freon online this weekend.

  • drillsgtsnoo Jun 05, 2011

    it is 22. The Maint man told me to look around for the best deal. He's going to order it for me with credit card.



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Hello, if the filter, evap, coil, condenser coil are clean then most likely the unit if low on freon. most window units take either r 134a or r -22, it will say on the data plate on the unit. To charge freon into the unit a piercing valve will need to be installed on the low side of the system since most window units do not have acess fittings, piercing valves are about 10 bucks and can be purchased at any heating and cooling store. a easy to check if the unit is low on freon is take a thermometer and measure the air going into the filter and then the air leaving the unit, the differance should be 15-20 degrees, if not the unit is low on freon. But first verify everything is clean and airflow is not obstructed.

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  • Robert May 20, 2011

    also it's very important that the thermostat temp sensor touches the evap coil or the compressor wont engage.

  • Robert May 20, 2011

    I dont have the diagram for your unit, but there are two sets of coils,one in the front of tje unit and one in the back of the unit. In order to get to them you must remove the cover to the unit. In order to clean them youncan buy coil cleaner at any heating and cooling store and spray it on both sets of coils. The temp sensor will be on the coil that is inside the home, so when you you remove the cover and filter you will see it against the coil. Just make sure it is making good contact with the coil. As far as draining most window unitsuse the fan to splash water on the condenser coil to evaporate the condensate, if you unit has a drain hooked up to it just make sure it is clean.

  • Robert May 20, 2011

    Yes, unfortunatly it has to be removed from the window. Is there anybody that can help you remove it from tje window?

  • Robert May 22, 2011

    You want to hold the thermometer as close as possible to the evaporator coil and as close as possible to where the cold air should be coming out, then find the differance between those nombers. The teason it could not be draining is because the system is very low on freon, if tje unit d oes not have freon the moisture from the air cannot condense on the coil and therfore does not produce condensate, or if tne temp sensor if not making good contact with the evaporator coil the compressor does not engage and allow the refrigerant to flow.thus no condensate. And yes if the tempmsensor was not touching that could of been the whole problem. Feel free to keep asking questions, i want to help youmget this unit going.

  • Robert May 24, 2011

    No problem

  • Robert May 26, 2011

    Hi there, were you able to check your ac?

  • Robert May 27, 2011

    No problem, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

  • Robert Jun 02, 2011

    Most window units do not drain the condensate, basically the fan blade scoops up the water and splashes it on the condenser, since the condenser is warm/ hot it will evaporate the condensate and no drain is needed. As far as thec ompressor kicking in it will depend on the temp you have it set on, you might need to turn it down a little for the ompressor to engage.

  • Robert Jun 03, 2011

    Well if the unit is cooling than the compressor is running, what type of freon does your old window unit use? If it is freon-22 than you wont be able to buy it without a epa card.


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With the outside air quality you described, you'll have to clean the filter a lot more frequently. Maybe a total filter replacement would be better than cleaning in your case.

Let me ask first, do you hear the compressor kicking on when you turn it on?
Check the thermostat and see if it is set lower than the room temperature. Try setting it at least 10 degrees lower than your house. Listen for the compressor to kick in. If it does, close up the room and give it at least 20 minutes, then go in and see if it feels any cooler.
Do you have a programmable thermostat? If you do, change the batteries and see if that helps.

Don't just let someone put freon in your A/C when you don't know what's wrong with it. The added pressure, if it doesn't need it, can blow the unit for good.

Please reply back and let me know how it's doing after these checks. If it's still not working, we'll go further.

By all means, clean it! :>)
Compressed air is fine.


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    Handie Andie May 23, 2011

    I'm very sorry. I didn't receive notice that you had replied back.

    If you don't hear your compressor kicking in, then, yes it could be low on refrigerant. There are other things that could cause the compressor not to work also.
    If the maintenance man has a gauge and knows how to put the right amount of freon it, then let him try it. If this does not solve the situation, then I would call a repair person.

    Hope this helps. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

    Stay cool!




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