Have HVAC Questions? Ask an HVAC Expert for Answers
Is the indoor and outdoor both running and if so are you sure the compressor is actually running in outdoor and not just outdoor fan?
Usually will hear the deeper tone.If you have an amp meter we can check to see if it is drawing any amps.If not, feel of the large copper pipe from compressor going to inside coil and tell me if it is beer can cold, slightly cool or ambient temperature.
OK that is a sign compressor is not running. Do you have any tools such as an amp meter and volt meter so we can do some troubleshooting?
OK not a whole lot you can check without meters, but you can open unit and look for a couple of things. One is a wire burned from contactor to capacitor or capacitor to compressor and look to see if the capacitor looks puffy and swollen.
WIres at cap, contactor and compressor terminals all intact?
Touch side of compressor and tell me if it is warm
OK that is what I suspected. The compressor is not coming on.Going to be either a weak capacitor (even though it looks ok), or compressor has issues. You can remove the cap and take it to an appliance parts house to have it tested since you don't have a meter. Or you can start by replacing the cap as it is less than 20 bucks.Otherwise you will need to obtain a meter to test capacitance and voltage or call in an onsite tech to determine exactly what issue is. But the reason not cooling is compressor is not coming on.
If you have further questions, please let me know.
Thanks for letting me work with you.If my answer has been polite, professional,and thorough, please click one of the ratings before you go. If you still need help let me know!.Expert is not paid for assisting you until you rate answer.Feel free to follow up for 30 days at no additional cost. Bonus always appreciated if you feel justified.
To rate answer, please select one of the stars on the page.