To perform the correct repair of the air conditioner, you will need a troubleshooting table – it will help to understand the cause of the device failure based on the symptoms you noticed. Here, you will also find possible ways of troubleshooting.
Frigidaire wall air conditioner troubleshooting
|Air conditioner will not operate.||Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.|
Plug Current Device Tripped. Press the RESET button.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
Control is OFF. Turn Control ON and set to desired setting.
|Air from unit does not feel cold enough.||Room temperature below 16°C (60°F). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 16°C (60°F).|
Temperature sensing element touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Straighten away from coil.
Reset to a lower temperature.
Compressor shut-off by changing modes. Wait approximately 3 minutes and listen for compressor to restart when set in the COOL mode.
|Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front||Outdoor temperature below 16 °C (60 °F). To defrost the coil, set FAN ONLY mode.|
Air filter may be dirty. Clean filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section. To defrost, set to FAN ONLY
Temperature is set too low for night-time cooling. To defrost the coil, set to FAN ONLY mode. Then, set temperature to a higher setting.
|Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - NO ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative front.||Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter. Refer to Care and Cleaning section.|
Temperature is set too high. Set temperature to a lower setting.
Air directional louvers positioned improperly. Position louvers for better air distribution.
Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc. - restricts air distribution. Clear blockage in front of unit.
Doors, windows, registers, etc. open - cool air escapes. Close doors, windows, registers, etc.
Unit recently turned on in hot room. Allow additional time to remove "stored heat” from walls, ceiling, floor and furniture.
|Air conditioner turns on and off rapidly.||Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter.|
Outside temperature extremely hot. Set FAN speed to a faster setting to bring air through cooling coils more frequently.
|Noise when unit is cooling.||Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, set to lower FAN setting.|
Window vibration - poor installation. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer.
|Water dripping INSIDE when unit is cooling.||Improper installation. Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer.|
|Water dripping OUTSIDE when unit is cooling.||Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days.|
|Remote Sensing Deactivating Prematurely (some models).||Remote control not located within range. Place remote control within 6 meters & 120° radius of the front of the unit.|
Remote control signal obstructed. Remove obstruction.
|Room too cold.||Set temperature too low. Increase set temperature.|
Remote Sensing activated (on some models) and remote control located in Hot Spot - Relocate remote control or deactivate remote sensing.
Frigidaire FAX050S7A-A air conditioner troubleshooting
|Fan motor will not run.||1.No power.|
|2.Power supply cord.|
|4.Energy saving switch (if applicable).|
|5.Electronic control (if applicable).|
|6.Wire disconnected or connection loose.|
|7.Capacitor. (Discharge capacitor before testing.)|
|8.Defective fan motor windings.|
|9.Will not rotate. Fan blade hitting shroud or blower wheel hitting scroll. (Motor cycles on overload.)|
|Fan motor runs intermittently.||1.Cycle on motor protector.|
|Fan motor noisy.||1.Condenser fan blade or evaporator blower wheel.|
|2.Loose power clamp or set screw.|
|4.Grommets (if applicable).|
|Compressor will not run, but fan motor runs.||1.Voltage.|
|5.Capacitor. (Discharge capacitor before testing.)|
|7.Motor protector (external).|
|8.Motor protector (internal).|
|9.Electronic control (if applicable).|
|Compressor cycles on motor protector.||1.Voltage.|
|2.Motor protector (external).|
|3.Motor protector (internal).|
|5.Condenser airflow restriction.|
|6.Condenser fins damanged.|
|Insufficient cooling.||1.Low capacity.|
|3.Exhaust door open.|
|Excessive noise.||1. Evaporator blower wheel.|
|2. Condenser wheel.|
|3. Copper tubing.|
|4. Compressor internal noise.|
|5. Fan motor.|
|Excessive water or condensation.||1. Unit operating under extremely high humidity conditions.|
|No cooling.||1. Refrigerant leak.|
|Unit is cooling but room is not cool.||1. Amps and watts.|
|2. Sealed refrigeration system.|
|Wattage decreases slowly until abnormally low.||1. Undercharged, restricted strainer or plugged restrictor tube.|
|Wattage decreases immediately.||1. No refrigerant.|
|2. Compressor defective.|
|Wattage continuously high.||1. Refrigerant overcharge.|
|Evaporator coil partially frosted.||1.System low on refrigerant.|
|Evaporator completely iced.||1.Low outside temperature.|
|No heat.||1.No power.|
|2.Selector switch position.|
|3.Temperature control position.|
|8.Terminals and connectors.|
|Fan motor will not rotate during heat cycle. (Heat/Cool models only.)||1.Thermostatic drain valve. (Water level control, if applicable.)|