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Simple Do-It-Yourself Repairs For Your Air Conditioning Unit

Like everything in regular use, even your air conditioning unit may need repairing in the days to come. Some things in the unit can be very easily fixed if they go wrong. Say for instance, your air conditioner doesn’t cool enough even when it’s running fine. In this case, just a little cleaning may manage the problem. So follow the user’s manual and if you’ve lost it already, request another copy of the same from the company. And to detect the fault better and faster, choose to repair your air conditioner on a day that is fairly warm. Check out the list we’ve compiled for you below from Aroundclock.com.

Be sane while you repair. Cut off the power flow to the unit while you are at it. The air conditioning unit usually has a shut off panel for this. But just in case you don’t find any such panel, cut off the electricity to the whole house for that time. Also, rake away all debris from the condenser outside while you kick off the cleaning process.

By: William Sherman

The very first step to detecting where the fault is is to take the grill cover off the condenser. Then clean the blades or fins with a mild brush or some soft material, taking care to see that you don’t damage the delicate fins in any way. After cleaning these, you need to dry them. Next, remove the screws and take out the grill-cover very carefully because the fans remain attached to them and you may accidentally pull loose some wires. Then you need to hose out the fins, keeping the motor covered with some waterproof material. And since you have already dismantled your air conditioner so much, you might just as well lubricate the motor … Read more ...

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