Sunday, February 26, 2012

Repair Problems Solved For Your East Valley Air Conditioner

Often not knowing why a major appliance isn't working or is making a funny noise very frustrating. Not knowing if you need to call an East Valley air conditioner repair service company or if you could easily fix the a/c problem can cause a lot of stress. To help eliminate the worry, we've listed a few common a/c repair problems East Valley residential homeowners have faced and their likely causes:

The unit tries to start for a few seconds and then quits.
Each air conditioner has a motor called a compressor. The compressor provides the cooling capacity for the air conditioner unit. If the compressor or its electrical controls are defective the compressor may try to start, fail, and create an electrical overload. If the unit does create an overload, every compressor circuit is also equipped with an overload safety switch. The safety switch is designed to protect the compressor from burning out. The safety switch will cut the power to the compressor for a certain length of time and then reset itself. When it resets it will allow the electricity to flow to the compressor once again. If the compressor then tries to start again, the unit should function normally. If the compressor doesn't start when the overload resets, the overload will again cut the electricity to the compressor. This cycle will continue indefinitely. If this situation is occurring, unplug the air conditioner and get help from a qualified repair technician. Unfortunately, the cost of the repair often exceeds the price of a new air conditioner.

Outside unit is dirty or obstructed.

A dirty or obstructed condenser blocks proper air flow to the unit and can cause the system not to cool properly. Similarly, over time the coil on the outdoor unit can become dirty and clogged with leaves, pine straw and other debris. Regular cleaning of the outdoor coil will ensure proper operation and also provide the maximum energy savings. A homeowner should be able to perform regular preventative maintenance to keep the condenser clean and free of obstructions.

A motor is running but there is no air blowing.

Every air conditioner is equipped with at least two motors, the fan motor and the compressor. It is possible for the fan motor to be defective and the compressor to be running. In this case, the unit will appear to be running and may even sound normal but no air will be blowing out the front or back of the unit. If, you discover the fan blade is difficult to rotate, the fan motor will need to be replaced. Electrical troubleshooting will be needed, however, if the fan blade turns freely. Calling a qualified East Valley A/C technician to locate the cause of the problem, is your best bet. He or she can narrow down the problem which may be either with the capacitor, the selector switch or the motor itself.

About AZ Home Appliance Repair

With more than 30 year experience, AZ Home Appliance Repair's service technicians are certified on all major appliances including: Sub-Zero, Wolf, Dacor and Viking as well as all major makes and models of household appliances such as Whirlpool, Kitchen aid, Monogram, General Electric Profile, Maytag, Amana, LG Life’s Good, and all makes and models of air conditioning units. We strive to meet or exceed all of our customers appliance service needs by providing prompt, friendly service 7-days a week, 24-hours a day resulting in fast repairs while offering the most reasonable rates in the industry. Plus, we guarantee all work and parts. For more information about AZ Home Appliance Repair, please visit our website at or call (602) 334-0601 to schedule a service call.

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