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How to Troubleshoot an Air Conditioning Compressor

The main component of an air conditioner is the compressor. It works similar to an automotive engine. Occasionally the compressor in an air conditioner will become faulty. To get the air conditioner up and running again, it is essential for the problems be fixed promptly. Although some problems may need to fixed by an AC technician, others can be fixed with a few simple troubleshooting techniques. You can save money by troubleshooting problems yourself before calling a technician.
nstructions1Turn off the air conditioner and then look for wires that are loose, burnt or worn. Look in the air conditioner compressor terminal box for any other signs of damage. Seek the help of a AC technician to repair damages.2Listen for unusual noises coming from the air conditioning unit. This can be as a result of contaminated refrigerant, incompatible lubricant or loose hoses. Look for loose hoses and tighten them. Replace the old refrigerant with a fresh supply. If this doesn't correct the problem, you may need the service of an AC technician.Sponsored LinksCompressor Parts2000 psi to 6000 psi - Air and Gas Scuba, Fire, Paintball, Militarywww.compressor-parts.com3Determine if the condenser fan starts, but the compressor does not start. Check the refrigerant in the air conditioner, and add more if necessary. This can also mean that the compressor needs to be repaired or replaced.4Determine if there is poor cooling while the air conditioner is running. This can be caused by low refrigerant, a clogged condenser, a plugged orifice tube or air contamination. A professional AC technician should be consulted.

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