Tips on Troubleshooting Window Air Conditioners

Window air conditioners are a popular and convenient way to get cool air into your home. However, it can be annoying if your window air conditioner stops working in the thick of summer. Some of the typical problems you can face with a window air conditioner are that it doesn’t cool sufficiently or it doesn’t turn on or makes a lot of noise. Although you may have to call in a technician to do the repairs, sometimes you can troubleshoot the problem yourself.

Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Cool

If your window air conditioner doesn’t cool, it may need to be recharged with refrigerant, or it is entirely possible that it needs to be cleaned. If you are up to it, you can clean it yourself by disassembling the unit, or you can call an appliance repair professional. It is always a good idea to keep the owner’s manual handy and consult it before attempting to clean your appliance or do any repairs yourself.

Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Turn On

It could also be the case that your window air conditioner doesn’t turn on. If this happens, you can turn the circuit breaker all the way off, then flip it back to the ‘on’ position. You can test the outlet to check that it works properly, or you may have to replace the fuse. If the switch is fine, your air conditioner may need repairs.

Your Air Conditioner Makes Noise

If your window air conditioner is making too much noise, it is possible that it has bad bearings. You can try resolving the issue with necessary lubrication, or you may have to call a technician to do the repairs. Before scheduling an appointment, do check with your owner’s manual for any helpful tips for this issue.

With a few simple tips and guidelines and regular maintenance, you can try and resolve any window air conditioner problems yourself. If that doesn’t work, you can call in a professional repair company to get you back on track with cool air.

At Doc’s Appliance Service, we offer quality services to our customers at a competitive price. We are family-owned and operated and take pride in excellent customer satisfaction. We also provide parts for most appliances for the DIY enthusiast and advice on the phone or in the shop for your convenience. For your window air conditioner repair and parts needs, contact Doc’s Appliance Service at 800-726-7130.

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