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Simple DoItYourself Repairs For Your AC Unit

So follow the user's manual, and if you've lost it already, request another copy of the same from the company. And to identify the fault better and faster, choose to fix your ac unit on a day that is fairly warm.

Be sane while you fix it. Cut off the power flow to the system while you are at it. The cooling unit normally has a switch off panel for this. But, just in case you don't find any such panel, cut off the electricity to the whole residence for that time. Also, rake away all debris from the condenser outside while you start the cleaning task.

The first step to detecting where the fault is is to take the grill cover off the condenser. Then, clean the blades or fins with a soft brush or some soft material, taking care to see that you don't damage the delicate fins in any way. After cleaning these, you have to dry them. Next, remove the screws and take out the grill-cover extremely carefully, since the fans remain connected to them, and you might mistakenly pull loose some wires. Then you have to hose out the fins, keeping the motor covered with some water resistant material.

Since you have already dismantled your ac unit so much, you may as well oil the motor a little in this circumstance. Lastly, put back all the parts in their right places, and you are finished with a brief and basic ac unit repairing effort.

Now, to see if you've actually set everything right, switch the power on and let the machine run for a while. Put your hands on the two pipes connected to the condenser. If one is warm and the other is cool, your system is all right. But, if it isn't so, perhaps you have to recharge the refrigerant. And this cannot be done alone. So call an expert.

If your cooling unit does not turn on automatically, you might have a look at the following actions. First, make sure that the thermostat is set to cool, and is below the room temperature. Second, a blown-out fuse might also be the reason as much as a tripped breaker on the main panel. Third, keep the power switch on the furnace and the condenser switch on the outside turned on. Fourth, but not least, make sure that the 240-volt disconnect is not turned off. It is located just next to the outside compressor.More Information Go To\nLancaster PA Air Conditioning Repair

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