GE air conditioner troubleshooting

Repairing the air conditioners without special knowledge can be dangerous not only to equipment, but also to its owner. But with the help of this table you can find out the cause of the malfunction of the air conditioner, you may simply need to replace the filter or batteries on the remote control.

GE AIR Z09 IN EH air conditioner troubleshooting

ProblemTroubleshooting
Indoor unit does not start immediately when the air-conditioner is switched onOnce the air-conditioner is stopped, it will not operate for approximately three minutes while the refrigerant settles down.
An unusual smell coming from the outlet after the unit begins operatingThis is usually temporary and caused by odors concentrated in the air intake going into the air conditioner. If it continues, turn power off and contact your service center.
A sound like water flowing can be heard during operationThis is a normal sound caused by the refrigerant flowing inside the unit.
Mist is emitted during cooling modeThis is normal. The conditioned air cools down the room air rapidly and it sometimes looks like fog.
Creaking noise can be heard when the unit starts or stopsThis is a temporary phenomenon caused by the deformation of plastic due to the change in temperature. If it continues, contact your service center.
The air conditioner does not operate at allPlease check for the following:
1. Is a power connection loose?
2. Is the circuit breaker activated?
3. Is the voltage higher than 253 volts or lower than 198 volts?
4. Is TIMER ON in operation?
Cooling or heating efficiency is not good1. Is the set temperature suitable?
2. Is the air inlet or outlet obstructed?
3. Are the air filters dirty or clogged?
4. Is the indoor fan speed set too low?
5. Is there another heat source in the room?
The wireless remote controller does not function1. Is the remote controller unit out of range (more than 8 meters from unit)?
2. Replace worn out batteries.
3. Are there any obstructions between the wireless remote controller and the signal receiver?

GE window air conditioner troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Air conditioner does not startThe air conditioner is unplugged.• Make sure the air conditioner plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker.
Power failure.• If power failure occurs, turn the air conditioner OFF. When power is restored, wait 3 minutes to restart the air conditioner to prevent tripping of the compressor overload.
Air conditioner does not cool as it shouldAirflow is restricted.• Make sure there are no curtains, blinds or furniture blocking the front of the air conditioner.
The temp control may not be set correctly.• On models with touch pads: In COOL mode, press the DECREASE ▼ pad.
• On models with control knobs, turn the temperature knob to a higher number.
The air filter is dirty.• Clean the filter at least every 30 days. See the Operating Instructions section.
The room may have been hot.• When the air conditioner is first turned on, you need to allow time for the room to cool down.
Cold air is escaping.• Check for open furnace registers and cold air returns.
• Set the air conditioner’s vent to the closed position.
Cooling coils have iced up.• See Air conditioner freezing up" below.
Air conditioner freezing upIce blocks the air flow and stops the air conditioner from cooling the room.• On models with control knobs, set the mode control at HIGH FAN or HIGH COOL with the temp at 1 or 2.
• On models with touch pads, set the controls at HIGH FAN or HIGH COOL and set the thermostat to a higher temperature.
The remote control is not workingThe batteries are inserted incorrectly.• Check the position of the batteries. They should lie inserted in the opposite (+) and (-) direction.
The batteries may be dead.• Replace the batteries.
Water drips outsideHot, humid weather.• This is normal.
Water drips indoorsThe air conditioner is not tilted to the outside.• For proper water disposal, make sure the air conditioner slants slightly from the case front to the rear.
Water collects in base panMoisture removed from air and drains into base pan.• This Ls normal for a short period in areas with little humidity; normal for a longer period in very humid areas.

GE Silentaire KQ708AS air conditioner troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE
AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT OPERATENot plugged in. Plug may have been bumped loose by vacuum cleaner or furniture.
If plugged in, fuse could have blown or circuit breaker may have tripped.
AIR CONDITIONER “DOES NOT COOL AS IT SHOULD”Curtain, blinds or furniture blocking the front of the air conditioner will restrict air flow.
Thermostat Control may not be set high enough. Turn knob to a higher number. Highest setting should provide maximum cooling.
Air filter dirty, should be cleaned at least every 2 weeks.
Room may have been very hot when air conditioner was first turned on. A1 low time for it to cool down.
Cold air may be escaping through open furnace floor registers and cold air returns.
Cooling coils have iced uP. To melt ice, set the Selector Switch to HI FAN or HI COOL with the Thermostat Control to 1 or 2.
OPERATING SOUNDSThermostat click, a metal lie sound, may be heard when compressor cycles on and off. This is normal.
Fan runs continuously when Selector Switch is in COOL or FAN position. This is normal.
WATER DRIPPING OUTSIDEExcess water may overflow in excessively hot and humid weather. This is normal.
WATER DRIPPING INSIDEAir conditioner must be installed level for proper water disposal.
WATER IN BASE PAN (ON OUTDOOR SIDE)This is normal for a short period in areas with little humidity; normal for a longer period in very humid areas. Moisture removed from indoor air drains to rear of cabinet where it is picked up by a fan and thrown aeainst the outdoor condenser coil.

GE AZ18H62EA Series air conditioner troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT STARTAir conditioner does not startMake sure the air conditioner plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is trippedCheck the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker.
Power failureThe unit will automatically restart in the settings last used after the power is restored. There is a protective time delay (approximately 3 minutes) to prevent tripping of the compressor overload. For this reason the unit may not start normal cooling for 3 minutes after it is turned back on.
The current interrupter device is trippedPress the RESET button located on the power cord plug. If the RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue use of the air conditioner and contact a qualified service technician.
AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT COOL AS IT SHOULDAirflow is restrictedMake sure there are no curtains, blinds or furniture blocking the front of the air conditioner.
The temp control may not be set correctlyIn the COOL mode, press temperature decrease
The air filter is dirtyClean the filter at least every 30 days. See the CARE AND CLEAN section
The room may have been hotWhen the air conditioner is first turned on, you need to allow time for the room to cool down.
Cold air is escapingCheck for open furnace registers and cold air returns.
Cooling coils have iced upSee “Air conditioner freezing up” below.
AIR CONDITIONER FREEZING UPIce blocks the air flow and stops the air conditioner from cooling the roomSet the controls at HIGH FAN or HIGH COOL and set the thermostat to a higher temperature.
WATER DRIPS OUTSIDEHot, humid weatherThis is normal
WATER DRIPS INDOORSThe air conditioner is not tilted to the outsideFor proper water disposal, make sure the air conditioner slants slightly away from the case front to the rear.
WATER COLLECTS IN BASE PANMoisture removed from air and drains into base panThis is normal for a short period in areas with little humidity; normal for a longer period in very humid areas.

GE Zoneline AZ55H12EAB air conditioner troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Zoneline does not startThe unit is unplugged.• Make sure die Zoneline plug is pushed completely into the outlet
The fuse is blown/ circuit breaker is tripped.• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker.
The unit is waiting for the compressor overload protector to reset.• This is normal. The Zoneline will start again after it resets.
Power failure.• If power failure occurs, set the mode control to STOP. When power is restored, set the mcxle control to the desired setting.
• There Is a protective time delay (up to 3 minutes) to prevent tripping of the compressor overload. For tills reason, the unit may not start normal heating or cooling for 3 minutes after it is turned back on.
Zoneline does not cool or heat as it shouldIndoor airflow is restricted.• Make sure there are no curtains, blinds or furniture blocking the front of the Zoneline.
Outdoor airflow is restricted or recirculated.• Make sure the rear grille is not restricted. This can cause the unit to cycle off due to the compressor overload.
• Outdoor grille must have a minimum of 65% free area. Non-GE grilles may be t restrictive for proper performance. Consult your salesperson for assistance.
The temp control may not be set high enough.• Turn the control to a lower or higher setting.
NOTE: The temperature limiter may be limiting the temperature range.
The air filter is dirty.• Clean the filter at least every' 30 days. See the Operating Instructions section.
The room may have been hot or cold.• When the Zoneline is first turned on you need to allow time for the nxtm to cool down or warm up.
Outdoor air is entering the room.• Set the vent control to the CLOSE position.
Burning odor at the start of heating operationDust is on the surface of the heating element.• This can cause a “burning” odor at the beginning of the heating operation. This odor should quickly fade.
The air is not always cool or hot during operationThe heat pump is not producing hot air.• This is normal. The heat pump will produce warm air but not as hot as air produced when the higher-cost electric heat is used.
The fan switch may be set at continuous fan• This causes the fan to blow room temperature air even when the compressor or heater cycles off. The continuous air movement provides better overall temperature control.
The air does not feel warm enough during heating operationThe heat pump alone produces air that feels cooler than desired.• Use the Electric Heat Option. This turns off the heat pump and warms with electric heat only. NOTE: Use of this option will result in increased energy consumption.
Temperature display flashesThe compressor may have failed.• Set the mode control to STOP and then restart the unit. If the flashing light reappears within 30 minutes, call for service.