How Does a Central Air Conditioner Work? — HVAC Repair & Troubleshooting Tips

Posted on: December 14, 2015 by in HVAC Maintenance Tips
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Central air conditioner does not cool, too noisy or does not run? This video provides information on how a central air conditioner works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each air conditioner symptom:

Central air does not cool at all: contactor, run capacitor, condenser fan motor, capacitor
Central air is noisy: fan blade, condenser fan motor, contactor, compressor
Condenser fan motor does not run: run capacitor, capacitor, condenser fan motor
Condensing unit does not run: run capacitor, capacitor, contactor

How to disassemble your central air conditioner:

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All of the information provided in this central air conditioner troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Bryant, Carrier, ICP, Kenmore, Lennox, Luxaire, Payne, Trane, York

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