20 Most Recent Kenmore Single Room Air Conditioner Questions & Answers

it is detecting a short or high amp draw.

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Sep 16, 2015

assuming it is a rotary switch the back of the Knob should have a hole looking like a semi circle, the peg from the switch body itself should be a rod with a semi circular profile, just match the 2 sides up and push knob back onto switch body

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

The filter should be right behind the grill. If it is not getting dirty that is good, means no dust in the house.

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011

The outer drain hole is the only one that needed to be cleared. But, keep and eye on it, as there may be some floating debris in the drip pan. You said the unit is angled enough at the rear. So, I'm assume you have at least 1/4" to 1/2" downward tilt at the rear of the unit. If that's the case, for now, that's about all you can do. Unless you have a Wet/Dry Shop Vac. In which case you could **** the water out of the drip pan after removing the front panel of the unit. If you attempt this, be sure the Master ON/OFF switch on the unit is OFF and the unit is unplugged.

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Kenmore Single... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011

The problem you're having can be caused by 2 things. The drain hole in the drip pan is clogged and/or the rear of the unit is not tilted down enough, so the water can flow to the drain hole, near the rear of the drip pan. The general rule of thumb for the downward tilt is 1/4" to 1/2".
Finding the drain hole can be a challenge at times, as the clog can blend in with the hole. Patience & persistence are what's need in locating it. A piper cleaner works well to clear the hole.

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Kenmore Single... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011


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Kenmore Single... | Answered on Jul 24, 2011

hi there,

check the wirings of the ac to the breaker make sure that it doesn't have any open wounds.
check the wirings inside the ac and the fuses to make sure that there is no short circuit or open wires touching each other.
How many appliances are turned on when you powered the AC?
Try changing the AMP capacity of the breaker and check if it will still trip.
Hope this helps!

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011

Hello, clean the evaporator coil with a coil cleaner spray that you can buy at any heating and cooling store, if cleaning the coil does not help looks like the unit has a low refrigerant charge and will need to be recharged. A quick test you can do is measure the air entering the evaporator coil and leaving th evaporator with a thermometer, find the differance, it should be 15-20 degrees on a normal working ac. If it is below 15 the unit is umdercharged.

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011

Hello, yes the unit can be recharged but you need to install a piercing valve on tje low side of the system to charge in the refrigerant here is a link to where you can buy piercing valves. http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/hvac/parts/ac_accessories/Supco-Acces-Valves

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Jun 07, 2011

Go outside where the air conditioner is. You will find several holes on the bottom of the unit. Clean the hole out and you should see water start dripping out of at least one of the holes

Kenmore Single... | Answered on May 31, 2011

If its doing it over night or in several hours, you need to check the thermostat. Turn it all the way to the warmest setting and listen for the compressor to shut off. If the compressor keeps running at the warmest position your thermostat is shorted. If you do hear your compressor shut off , and the thermostat is working, you are probably low on refrigerant.

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

Please check the filter. The filter is located behind the front grill. If there is a lot of dust & dirt on the filter, it will reduce the airflow over the coil significantly - causing freeze ups. A filter that is missing will require a thorough cleaning of the coils to remove the dust and dirt, then installing a replacement filter. There are products sold at hardware stores, home improvement centers, etc. designed specifically to clean these coils easily. You should be able to get a replacement filter for the AC from Sears.

If the filter is present and clean - there could be a problem with the refrigerant charge, or other problem. Many times, an AC units of this small size, it is cheaper to buy new than invest in repairing a 3 year old unit.

Please rate this reply if helpful - good luck!

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

Does the compressor run?

Kenmore Single... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

5.8 amps. see page 9 (5300 btu is considered a 6000 BTU, 4800 is considered 5000 btu, sorta like a 2x4 ain't really a 2x4 LOL)
You cannot run an ac on an inverter, not enough juice to get it started.

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Kenmore Single... | Answered on May 28, 2010

Remove the window unit and dissasemble,and clean it out,careful not to bend the fins on the condense and evaporator,but clean them out,and the inside of the unit also,then see what happens,if the problem persist,then find the probe on the evaporator and move it away from the evaporator until the compressor stays on longer.

Kenmore Single... | Answered on May 27, 2010

Put something underneath the front of the unit (like a magazine) so it tilts slightly this should allow the water to get to the condenser area and be evaporated out the vent.

Kenmore Heating... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

are you making sure to push both breakers completely off before pushing them back on

Kenmore Heating... | Answered on May 06, 2019

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