Frigidaire Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

Has your Frigidaire air conditioner suddenly broken down? Do not rush to call the service center. Save your time and money. Use the manual (select the instruction below for your model). In the left column there is a description of the damage and in the right column there is a method of correction of the fault. Such manual should always be close at hand.

Frigidaire 66121330 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
Air conditioner will not operate■ The power supply cord is unplugged.Plug into grounded 3 prong outlet.
■ The power supply cord has tripped (Reset button has popped out).Press and release RESET (listen for click; Reset button will latch and on some devices, a green light will turn on) to resume operation.
■ A household fuse has blown, or circuit breaker has tripped.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
■ Depending on model, the Power button has not been pressed or the Fan Speed control is turned to Off.Press POWER or turn the Fan Speed control to an active setting.
■ The local power has failed.Wait for power to be restored.
Air conditioner blows fuses or trips circuit breakers■ Too many appliances are being used on the same circuit.Unplug or relocate appliances that share the same circuit.
■ Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker of the wrong capacity is being used.Replace with a time-delay fuse or circuit breaker of the correct capacity.
■ An extension cord is being used.Do not use an extension cord with this or any other appliance.
■ You are trying to restart the air conditioner too soon after turning the unit off.Wait at least 3 minutes after turning the unit off before trying to restart the air conditioner
Air conditioner power supply cord trips (Reset button pops out)■ Disturbances in your electrical current can trip (Reset button will pop out) the power supply cord.Press and release RESET (listen for click; Reset button will latch and on some devices, a green light will turn on) to resume operation.
■ An electrical overloading, overheating, pinching or aging can trip (Reset button will pop out) the power supply cord.After correcting the problem, press and release RESET (listen for click; Reset button will latch and on some devices, a green light will turn on) to resume operation.
Air conditioner seems to run too much■ The current air conditioner replaced an older model.The use of more efficient components may cause the air conditioner to run longer than an older model, but the total energy consumption will be less. Newer air conditioners do not emit the “blast” of cold air you may be accustomed to from older units, but this is not an indication of lesser cooling capacity or efficiency.
■ The air conditioner is in a heavily occupied room, or heatproducing appliances are in use in the room.Use exhaust vent fans while cooking or bathing and try not to use heatproducing appliances during the hottest part of the day. A higher capacity air conditioner may be required, depending on the size of the room being cooled.
Air conditioner cycles on and off too much or does not cool■ The Mode is set to Power Saver (on some models).Use Power Saver only when you are asleep or away from home, since the fan does not circulate the room air continuously. Use Low, High or Turbo for your best comfort.
■ The air conditioner is not properly sized for your room.Check the cooling capabilities of your room air conditioner. Room air conditioners are not designed to cool multiple rooms.
■ The filter is dirty or obstructed by debris.Clean the filter.
■ The inside evaporator and outside condenser coils are dirty or obstructed by debris.
■ There is excessive heat or moisture (open container cooking, showers, etc.) in the room.Use a fan to exhaust heat or moisture from the room. Try not to use heatproducing appliances during the hottest part of the day.
■ The louvers are blocked. Install the air conditioner in a location where the louvers are free from curtains, blinds, furniture, etc.
■ The outside temperature is below 65°F (18°C).Do not try to operate your air conditioner in the cooling mode when the outside temperature is below 65°F (18°C).
■ The temperature of the room you are trying to cool is extremely hot.Allow extra time for the air conditioner to cool off a very hot room.
■ Windows or doors to the outside are open.Close all windows and doors.
■ The Exhaust control is set to OPEN (on some models).Push the Exhaust control CLOSED for maximum cooling
. ■ Depending on model, the Temp/Time or Temperature control is not at a cool enough setting.Adjust the Temp/ Time control to a cooler setting by pressing the minus button to reduce the temperature or adjust the Temperature control to a cooler setting by turning the knob clockwise. Set the Fan Speed control to highest setting (Turbo or High, depending on model).

Frigidaire FAX050S7A Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

SYMPTONPOSSIBLE CAUSE
Fan motor will not run.No power.
Power supply cord.
Selector switch.
Energy saving switch (if applicable).
Electronic control (if applicable).
Wire disconnected or connection loose.
Capacitor. (Discharge capacitor before testing.)
Defective fan motor windings.
Will not rotate. Fan blade hitting shroud or blower wheel hitting scroll. (Motorcycles on overload.)
Fan motor runs intermittently.Cycle on motor protector.
Compressor will not run, but fan motor runs.Voltage.
Wiring.
Selector switch.
Temperature control.
Capacitor. (Discharge capacitor before testing.)
Compressor.
Motor protector (external).
Motor protector (internal).
Electronic control (if applicable).
Hard starting.
Compressor cycles on motor protector.Voltage.
Motor protector (external).
Motor protector (internal).
Fan motor.
Condenser airflow restriction.
Condenser fins damanged.
Capacitor.
Wiring.
Refrigerant system.
Insufficient cooling.Low capacity.
Airfilter.
Exhaust door open.
Unit undersized.
Excessive noise.Evaporator blower wheel.
Condenser wheel.
Copper tubing.
Compressor internal noise.
Fan motor.
Excessive water or condensation.Unit operating under extremely high humidity
conditions.
No cooling.Refrigerant leak.
Unit is cooling but room is not cool.Amps and watts.
Sealed refrigeration system.
Wattage decreases slowly until abnormally low.Undercharged, restricted strainer or plugged restrictor tube.
Wattage decreases immediately.No refrigerant.
Compressor defective.
Wattage continuously high.Refrigerant overcharge.

Frigidaire FRA052XT7 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

OCCURRENCESOLUTION
Air conditioner will not operate.Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
Plug Current Device Tripped. Press the RESET button.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
Selector Control in OFF position. Turn selector to ON (some models) or the desired FAN or COOL setting.
Unit turned off by moving thermostat to a higher number and then immediately turning back to a colder
number. Wait approximately 3 minutes. Listen for compressor to restart
Unit turned off and then on too quickly. Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
Temperature selector set too low. Adjust temperature selector to higher number for cooling.
Air from unit does not feel cold enough.Turn selector to a higher COOL position.
Temperature selector set too warm. Set temperature selector to colder temperature.
Room temperature below 70° F (21 °C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 70 °F (21 °C).
Temperature sensing tube touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Straighten tube away from coil.
Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - ice forming on cooling coil behind decorative frontOutdoor temperature below 70 °F (21 °C). To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set thermostat to warmer position.
Air filter may be dirty. Clean filter. To defrost, set selector to FAN.
Temperature selector set too cold for night-time cooling. To defrost the coil, set selector to a FAN position. Then, set temperature selector to warmer position.
Air conditioner cooling, but room is too warm - NO ice forming on cooling coil behind ecorative front.Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter.
Temperature selector set too warm. Turn temperature selector clockwise to a colder setting.
Air directional louvers positioned improperly. Position louvers for better air distribution.
Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc. - restricts air distribution. Clear blockage in front of unit
Doors, windows, registers, etc. open - cool air escapes. Close doors, windows, registers, etc.
Unit recently turned on in hot room. Allow additional time to remove "stored heat" from walls, ceiling, floor and furniture.
Air conditioner turns on and off rapidly.Dirty air filter - air restricted. Clean air filter.
Outside temperature extremely hot. Set to High Cool to bring air through cooling coils more frequently.
Noise when unit is cooling.Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, turn selector to lower FAN setting.
Sound of fan hitting water-moisture removal system. This is normal when humidity is high. Close doors, windows and registers.
Window vibration - poor installation.
Water dripping INSIDE when unit is cooling.Improper installation. Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage.
Water dripping OUTSIDE when unit is cooling.Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days.
Room too cold.Temperature selector set too high, set to a lower number on temperature dial.

Back to Top