20 Most Recent Kenmore 76081 Wall/Window Air Conditioner Questions & Answers

check voltage when it shuts down possible motor overheating

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Oct 14, 2017

It may or may not need recharging with freon (freon is no longer legal to use). So before you attempt to recharge it or have it recharged, troubleshoot the following:

1. The air intake filter may be dirty or clogged. Remove and clean or replace it.

2. The cooling coils may have a buildup of dust and dirt. Clean the with warm water and a mild dish
washing detergent. After drying the coils, put a light coating of WD40 on them.

3. Cooling fins are dirty and need to be cleaned. Like a refrigerator, if the fins are dirty the unit has
to strain to cool. A vacuum cleaner and an old tooth brush work well ro clean the fins.

4. If the unit is in direct sun light for 6 hours or more per day, consider installing an awning over it.

Now, if none of the above increases the cooling output, consider having the unit recharged with 134a Refrigerant. This is best left to the pros, as it requires specialized equipment to not only test to see if really needs recharging. And if does, the equipment to evacuate the remaining Freon in accordance with EPA Regulations.

Hope this helps you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015

the termostat is broken . you need to change it

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Jun 29, 2012


Here is a tip about troubleshooting your air conditioner...
There are many things that can cause your air conditioner not to cool...

AirConditioner Trouble - Review the Possibilities


Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011

First replace fan capacitor and try, if not, bearings worn out in your fan motor. Replace bearings or motor with new capacitor.

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

1)Sometimes fan motors will 'lose' a speed.

2) the switch could be 'wired' incorrectly and 'Hi Speed' is not connected.

3) the switch itself could be bad

good luck!

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on May 04, 2010

please make sure this vibration not from the unit fixation if ok check the fan may be brockenor blower

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

The chances are you are damaging your A/C with each use that makes that loud sound. What kind of loud sound is it? Is it like a rattling sound? Here's a great, handy diagnostic article on that, specifying probable causes of it:


You also might want to take advantage of the text-link that offers up to four (4) free A/C contractor estimates from those in your area--you can "pick their brains" as to what they think is specifically going on with your A/C and attempt to then use their information to fix the A/C on your own, or, altogether, and for the better, pick the best-priced estimate and have it resolved this hot summer season before more damage is done.

Good luck!

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Jun 26, 2009

If it does not make the noise when the fan is ruunin you may ahve abroken sping in the compressor. Make sure you Window unit is level. If not the compressor will knock on the inside. Rusty

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Jun 13, 2009

as long as it is large enough if not you may have to cut the hole a little larger but yes you can use it

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on May 20, 2009

Your angle for the unit needs to be pitched away from the house by about 5 degrees. If it is level or leaning towards the house water will drain into the living space.

Kenmore 76081... | Answered on Mar 14, 2009

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

You probably can push the vent control lever in and out and observe vent operation.

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

Without a serial number you cannot look up on line what the unit age is. Have you cleaned the condenser coils on the bottom and back of unit?

Kenmore Heating... | Answered on Aug 27, 2018

Here is the link to the manual

Kenmore Heating... | Answered on Aug 23, 2018

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