Our 1 year old Frigidaire window ac has started taking spells of not cooling. I though it was due to our high temperatures, but I am not sure that is the case. It will cool, then by noon time it only blows out air like a fan. It will go back and fourth with fan air and then cold air. We have cleaned the filter recentally and doesn't seem to have helped. We also have a smaller room ac, which is much older, and it has been doing fine, so that is why I am confused about it just being too hot. It has the energy feature, but we keep it on constant cool. Any help would be appriciated!
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Sounds like the unit is just dirty. The AC pulls air through coils and contains dirt, pollen, grease and all type of pollutants. These contaminants will cling to the coils, reducing the AC ability to transfer heat.
Hello, this could be a problem with the thermostat on you ac and not turning on your compressor or the unit has no revrigerant in it. Here is a links to where you can buy window ac's online. http://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-FAX052P7A-Window-Unit-Conditioner/dp/B000Q7GSHQ. You can also try sears they might be able to install a window ac for you.
Hi, if you can hear the compressor running and its blowing room temperature air only, yes, if the air from the out side condenser coil is not hot, I would say you are low or almost out of freon. This is something you will have to call a tech out to find the leak and recharge. Even though it is only 2 years old, they can get leaks due to vibration. I don't know what you paid for it, but it will cost some $$$$ to have someone come out. It may be cheaper to replace it, as the leak could be in one of the coils which it wouldn't be worth fixing. Let me know on what you decide and if you need my help. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 PS Take a water hose and wash the out side coil off. do not bend the fins. See if it starts to cool then. If not, you are low on charge.
Air conditioners compressors are high starting torque motors , although it uses 15 amps running , it takes perhaps 3 times that briefly to start a compressor. Thats why in the old days the lights dimmed while the ac started etc. Air conditioners are designed to operate at 95 outdoor/ 80 indoor. The design temps are 80 air into a 40 coil gives 60 supply temp, for a 20 temp drop with each pass.
The outdoor coils are 30 above ambient so the hot outdoor air will still be cool in relation to the hot refrigerant gas and remove heat to condense it back to a liquid. Since the pressures and temps are according to ambient there isnt any way to not have the amp draw increase with load.
That said check the breaker for age and replace if not pretty, check all connections for tightness, consider dedicated circuit.