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Diagnose box aircon issue.

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by xc351, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. xc351

    xc351 Member

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    I know box sitcoms are generally throw away. This room is a tinnnny study 2.8 x2.7m so don’t reakky feel like putting a splitty in.

    Fan mode works perfect. However soon as you switch it onto cool you can hear it wanting to kick in almost like a contactor for a second then nothing then repeats after 15 seconds.

    No idea when the last time it was ran as an ac.

    Tiny ac but could it be the motor start cap. I generally thought it would trip the breaker but being such a small ac it may be not be loading up the circuit to much.

    Or anything else worth checking?
     
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  2. heller44

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    Motor start cap would be my goto as well. Worth checking the low pressure switch as it might have dropped its gas if sitting over time.
     
  3. RussellK

    RussellK Member

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    Sounds to me like the low side switch - should be easy enough to find and see if it's making the click as it cuts out.
     

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