Sunbeam air conditioner troubleshooting

Many owners of air conditioners are wondering: is it possible to repair the device without the help of a specialist? Our answer is yes. However, before you start the repair, you need to know the cause of the failure. Below, you will find the main malfunctions of air conditioners:

Sunbeam KY-25 air conditioner troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
The local power has failed.Wait until local power is restored.
The plug is loose.Firmly insert the plug into the wall socket.
The power fuse is burned.Replace the fuse. Make sure the portable air conditioner is plugged into an exclusive properly grounded outlet as described in the Installation Instructions.
The water tank is full.Drain out the water
LCDI plug has tripped.Press the RESET button on the LCDI plug.
The time is set properly.Set the proper time.
Water-Full Indicator is displayed.Empty the water inside the unit. Wait 1 hour to let the condenser side fan blow out the water.
The air inlet or outlet is closed.Open the air inlet and outlet.
There is a heat source in the room.Move the heat source away.
The air filter is dirty.Clean the air filter, referring to "Cleaning the Air Filter" section.
The cooling temperature is set properly.Set the cooling temperature at a proper level.
The indoor fan is set at a low speed.Set the indoor fan speed higher.
The outside temperature is lower than 64°F (18°C).Do not operate your portable air conditioner in cooling mode when the outside temperature is lower than 64°F (18°C).
Windows and doors are open.Close all doors and windows.
Unit is set at dehumidifying mode.Set unit at cooling mode.
There is noise from the unit.If the sound is not too high and comes from the compressor, the evaporator or the condenser, it is normal.
The unit is vibrating while working.The unit is not on a flat place. Put the unit on a solid, flat place.
The voltage of the local power is normal.Wait until the local power is normal.
The hot air discharging port is properly installed.Install the hot air discharging port properly as instructed in this manual.
The outside temperature is extremely hot.Set the fan on high speed to let air pass cooling coils faster.

Sunbeam SAW24CR3FHUE air conditioner troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESUGGESTED SOLUTION
Air conditioner will not operateNo power to the unit.Check connection of power cord to power source.
Check fuse or circuit breaker.
Set FAN CONTROL to position other than "OFF".
Inefficient or no coolingDirty air filter.Clean or replace air filter.
Inappropriate capacity for application.Check with dealer to determine proper unit capacity for application.
Blocked air flow.Remove obstruction from grill or outdoor louvers.
Power interruption, settings change too quickly, or compressor overload tripped.Let fan run to restart compressor (in approximately 10 minutes).
Noisy unitLoose parts. Inadequate support.Tighten loose parts.
Provide additional support to unit.
OdorsFormation of mold, mildew, or algae on wet surfaces.Remove drain plug and drain base pan. Replace drain plug.
Clean unit thoroughly.
Water dripping outsideCondensation run-off is norma during hot and humid weatherAdd flexible tubing to redirect water flow
Water dripping insideUnit is not properly angled to allow water to drain outside.Unit must be installed on an angle for proper condensation run-off. Check the unit and make adjustments.
Ice or frost build-upLow outside temperature. Unit air filter is dirty.When outdoor temperature is approximately 65°F or below, frost may form when unit is in cooling mode. Switch unit to FAN (only) operation until frost melts.
Remove and clean filter.

Sunbeam SCA063RWC1 air conditioner troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
The air conditioner will not operate.• The power supply cord may be unplugged - push plug firmly into the wall outlet.
• The plug current device may be tripped - press RESET
• The house fuse may be blown or tripped - replace fuse with a time delay or reset circuit breaker.
• The selector control is in the OFF position. Turn selector to the ON position or the desired FAN or COOL setting.
• The air conditioner was turned off by moving the thermostat to a higher number and then immediately turning back to a cooler number - wait about three minutes and listen for the compressor.
• The air conditioner was turned off and then on too quickly - turn air conditioner off and wait three minutes before restarting.
• The thermostat is set too low - adjust the thermostat to a cooler temperature.
The air from unit does not feel cold enough.• Turn the selector to a higher COOL position.
• The thermostat was set too warm - set the thermostat to a cooler temperature.
• The room temperature is below 60°F (16°C) - to defrost the coil, set the selector to FAN, then set the thermostat to a warmer position.
• The temperature sensing tube is touching cold coils behind the air filter - straighten tube away from coil.
The air conditioner is cooling, but the room is too warm - ice is forming on the cooling coil behind the decorative front.• The outdoor temperature is below 60°F (16°C) - to defrost the coil, set selector to the FAN position, then set the thermostat to a warmer setting.
• The air filter may be dirty and restricting air - clean filter.
• The thermostat may be set too cold for nighttime cooling - to defrost the coil, set the selector to FAN, then set the thermostat to a warmer setting.
The air conditioner is cooling, but the room is too warm - NO ice is forming on the cooling coil behind the decorative front.• The air filter may be dirty and restricting air - clean filter.
• The thermostat may be set too warm - turn the thermostat to a cooler setting.
• The air directional louvers may be positioned improperly - position louvers for better air distribution.
• The front of the air conditioner may be blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc., restricting air distribution - clean blockages in front of the air conditioner.
• Doors, windows, registers, etc., may be open letting cold air escape - close anything that is open.
• The air conditioner may have recently been turned on it a hot room - allow additional time to remove “stored heat” from walls, ceilings, floor, and furniture.
The air conditioner makes noise when cooling.• Air movement sound - this is normal. If the sound is too loud, turn selector to lower FAN setting.
There is water dripping INSIDE when the air conditioner is cooling.• The unit may be installed improperly. Tilt the air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to installation instructions for proper installation.
There is water dripping OUTSIDE when the air conditioner is cooling.• The air conditioner is removing a large quantity of moisture from a humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days.
The room is too cold.• The thermostat is set too high. Set to a lower number on the temperate dial.
The air conditioner turns on and off rapidly.• The air filter may be dirty and restricting air - clean filter.
• The outside temperature may be extremely hot - set to high cool to bring air past cooling coils more frequently.