Carrier 36KCARMS Air Conditioner - Answered Questions & Fixed issues
What must we do to rectify an F8 fault?
I went to the roof and turned the unit off, waited a minute and turned it back on and the unit worked fine after that. It was a power failure that messed ours up.
Green blinking light
my carrier ac won't start and the green light was blinking with the timer light
How do I clean it?
1. remover the filter and vacume the indoor coils if they are dirty.2. after you clean the indoor coils you can take some hot soapy water and wash out the drain pan to the indoor coil and wipe any slime from the pan if possible.
3. the ourside coil can be vacumed as well . shut down the power to the unit before you proceed. You can also wash the coils with water being careful not ot get the whole thing wet but just the coils.check the air flow and wash against the direction of the air flow.
The most inportant thing you can do is keep you filters serviced. I know this is often difficult to understand but a little dirty filter is better then a clean filter.. So if it just a bit dirty it fine Ceck it monthly and if possible use a 2 inch thick pleated filter. cost more but it is the best filter for the $.
Hope this helps .. let me know .. Jon
Hi My Carrier AC getting
Your unit is probably going out on high limit. This could be caused by a bad condenser fan motor. Check to see if the outdoor unit is dirty. If it is, take a hose and wash the coil.
It the coil isn't dirty, you really need a qualified service person to come take a look at this.
I have A/C split unit
Inside the electrical cover is a chart that will give you the flashing code and what it means to that equipment.
I have a carrier split
You can solve this timer or light flashing problem:
Locate the "Reset" button on the air conditionerscontrol panel. The button is sometimes very small but usually is labeled. Insome cases, it can be found beneath the digital display.
Press and hold the "Reset" button down for 3seconds and then release. The unit may not respond to this step.
Press and hold the "Reset" button down for another3 seconds -- this time a light should flash on the display.
Wait a moment while the unit resets. Technical problemsshould be cleared.
Hope this will solve your problem. Good Luck.
Air conditioner will not turn
A few basic principles for air conditioner troubleshooting. For both central home air conditioner or window air conditioner, the first thing to check is whether the unit is getting proper power. If the unit uses 220 volt power be sure that the proper voltage is getting to the unit. Same for 110 volt units. A voltage meter can be used to assure that the voltage is correct.For window air conditioning units the voltage can also be checked before and after the thermostat. If voltage is being supplied to the thermostat but not from it then the thermostat probably needs replaced. This is a fairly common problem. Another place to check is the fan motor voltage. The fan on window air conditioners runs both the indoor blower and the condenser fan. If that motor fails than the compressor may run for a short time, but will overheat and shut off. Continued operation like this will result in compressor failure. This motor can be economically replaced for larger window air conditioners, but for smaller ones the cost of replacement will be more than a new unit.Central air conditioners for the home are more complex and there are more things that can go wrong. As with the window air conditioner the thermostat can also be a problem. The central air conditioner thermostat will only have 24 volts going to it. So don't look for high voltage there. Some units the voltage will be coming from the outdoor unit and others the voltage will be supplied by the indoor air handler or furnace. Most home central air conditioning will be supplied by the indoor air handler or the furnace. If the air conditioner is for cooling only the unit will usually have only two wires going to the condenser unit. Make sure that you have 24 volts across those wires.The next thing to check will be the indoor blower. If your thermostat is calling for cooling then the indoor blower should be running. If there is no air moving across the indoor cooling coil then you will soon have a big block of ice formed on the coil. This can happen for a few reasons. The indoor blower is not working, the air flow is restricted and not allowing air to move across the coil. A clogged air filter would also do this. Or the outdoor condenser unit has lost the charge of refrigerant.Finally and worst of all is when you have a complete compressor failure. Often when this happens the compressor will "lock up" or not be able to turn when power is supplied to it. Overheating or lack of lubrication are usually the main causes of compressor failure. Overheating can be caused by the outdoor coil around the compressor getting clogged with dirt, leaves, or grass. Loss of the refrigerant charge will also cause the compressor to overheat. It is the cool return gas coming back to the compressor that helps to keep it from overheating.As you can see there are many things that can go wrong with an air conditioner and I have not come close to exhausting the possibilities here. I have just touched on the most common problems in a very basic way.
There are some basic trouble shooting things that can be done very easily. Most problems are above out of the range of comfort for many homeowners and professional help should be consulted before any attempt is made at repairs. Remember also, that the release of refrigerant gases into the atmosphere is a federal offense in the US. Proper care must always be taken to minimize the release of any gases. A license is also required to handle refrigerants. Make sure that the professional you call has the proper certifications to handle refrigerants properly. http://www.fixya.com/support/r3636709-size_air_conditioner_needhttp://www.fixya.com/support/r3623253-window_air_conditioners_clean_every_yearhttp://www.fixya.com/support/r3633369-portable_air_conditioning_great_portablehttp://www.fixya.com/support/r3623166-heating_air_conditioning_scamshttp://www.fixya.com/support/r3597468-you_can_add_air_conditioning_to_your_hothttp://www.fixya.com/support/r3583697-how_to_keep_house_cool_without_using_air
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The rain droplet is for dehumidification. The sun is for heat. The snowflake is for cooling.
My fan and heater work
You had a refrigerant release. Probably two lines rubbing together in the outside unit. I have
repaired several of these with this problem. It involves repairing the lines by silver soldering
then pulling a vacuum/ purging with nitrogen and installing a filter dryer and recharging
system. Several hours work, and you must have a licensed tech do this as refrigerants are
involved. Luckily you were able to shut it down quickly (this helps).
Carrier aircon goes off and
There is a few different possibilities:
-Faulty thermostat, Thermostat controls when the the compressor turns on and off .
If you can get your hands on a new thermostat switch you may have a cheap fix. or get a tech to replace component.
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