Kenmore Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

You can choose the brand and model of the air conditioner for a long time, but not one is insured against damage. If you have air conditioning brand Kenmore, it will last a long time. And to save your money and time in the case of Kenmore air conditioner troubleshooting, use the tables below as manuals.

Kenmore 580.75050 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
THE AIR CONDITIONER WILL NOT OPERATEWall plug disconnected.Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
MODE selector is OFF position.Turn MODE selector to the desired COOL setting.
Unit was turned off and then on too quickly.Turn unit off and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
TEMP Control set warmer than room temperature.Turn TEMP Control clockwise to a cooler setting (higher number).
The current interrupter device is trippedPress the RESET button located on the power cord plug If the RESET button will not stay engaged, discontinue use of the air conditioner and contact a qualified service technician.
AIR FROM UNIT DOES NOT FEEL COLD ENOUGHFan Speed Switch in LOW position.Turn Fan Speed Switch to HI position
Control Knob set too warm.Turn Mode/Temp Control Knob clockwise to a cooler setting.
Room temperature below 70 F (21 °C).Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above 70 F (21 C).
Temperature sensing tube touching evaporator coil, located behind front grille.Remove front grille, and straighten tube away from evaporator coil.
THE AIR CONDITIONER COOLING, BUT ROOM IS TOO WARM - ICE FORMING ON COOLING COIL BEHIND INLET GRILLEOutdoor temperature below 70°F (21°C).To defrost the coil, set Mode/Temp Control Knob to Fan Only position.
Air filter may be dirty.Clean filter.To defrost, set Mode/Temp control to Fan Only position.
Mode/Temp control Knob set too cold for night-time cooling.
THE AIR CONDITIONER COOLING, BUT ROOM IS TOO WARMDirty air filter - air restricted.Clean air filter.
Mode/Temp control Knob set too warm.Control Knob clockwise to a COOLER setting.
Front of unit is blocked by drapes, blinds, furniture, etc. Air distribution is restricted.Clear blockage in front of unit.
Doors, windows, registers, etc. open. Cold 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.
THE AIR CONDITIONER TURNS ON AND OFF RAPIDLYOutside temperature is extremely hot.Set Fan Speed Switch on HIGH speed to bring air past cooling coils faster.
NOISE WHEN UNIT IS COOLINGSound of fan hitting water - from the moisture removal system.This is normal when humidity is high. Close doors, windows, and registers.
Window vibration - poor installation.
WATER DRIPPING INSIDE ROOM WHEN UNIT IS COOLINGThe air conditioner is improperly installed.Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage.
WATER DRIPPING OUTSIDE WHEN UNIT IS COOLINGThe unit is removing large quantities of moisture from humid room.This is normal during excessively humid days.

Kenmore Elite Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
THE AIR CONDITIONER RUNS TOO MUCHEnergy Saver is chosen.Inside blower continues operating for one minute to use as much cooling that is available in the evaporator.
Current Unit replaced an older unit.Newer, higher efficiency Air Conditioner may run longer to cool the room. Total energy consumption is less due to higher efficiency.
BTU size is too small.A higher capacity unit may be required depending on the size of the room being cooled.
WATER DRIPPING FROM AIR CONDITIONER - INSIDE ROOMUnit is not properly installed.Unit should be mounted on a 1 /4" downward slope to the outside (1 /2 bubble on a carpenter's level) to provide proper drainage. Reposition or shim cabinet as necessary. DO NOT drill drain pan.
WATER DRIPPING FROM AIR CONDITIONER - OUTSIDE ROOMRoom is hot and humid.Normal operation during hot and humid days.
THE REMOTE WILL NOT OPERATE AIR CONDITIONERBatteries are not installed properly.Verify batteries are installed properly.
The remote is pointed at the unit.The remote may not work properly when used at extreme angles to the front of the unit.
TYPICAL AIR CONDITIONER SOUNDS YOU MAY HEARHigh pitched whine or pulsating noise that cycles on and off.Compressor - Normal noise due to modern high efficiency compressors.
Rushing air sound.Fan/Motor - Normal noise of higher efficiency fans pushing air further into the room.
Pinging or swishing sounds.Condenser - Normal noise of water hitting the condenser to increase energy efficiency.
Gurgling or hissing sounds.Evaporator - Normal noise of refrigerant passing through evaporation.
Beeping.Electronic Control - Normal noise when electronic control settings are changed.
Vibration.Unit Vibration - Due to poor wall or window construction or incorrect installation.

Kenmore 253.77082 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
THE AIR CONDITIONER WILL NOT OPERATEPower supply cord is disconnectedFirmly push the cord into a live wall outlet having proper voltage.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker trippedReplace the fuse with a time delay type or reset the circuit breaker.
Power is OFF.Push ON/OFF Button to turn ON.
Temperature setting is warmer than room temperature.Set temperature to a lower setting.
Unit was turned OFF and ON too quickly.Built-in delay will prevent compressor from turning on for 3 minutes.
Timer shut unit OFF.Push ON/OFF Button to turn unit ON.
Touch Pad and Remote not responding.Unit is in a locked mode. Unplug unit for 10 seconds, and then plug in again and the controls will reset.
Power Cord has trippedPress the RESET button on the plug head.
THE AIR CONDITIONER BLOWS FUSES OR TRIPS CIRCUIT BREAKERHouse fuse has blown or circuit breaker tripped.Replace the fuse with a time delay type or reset the circuit breaker.
Too many electrical devices are being used on the same circuit.Unplug or relocate electrical devices being shared on same circuit.
Unit is rated over 7.5 amps.Unit should be plugged into a single circuit outlet.
Unit is plugged into an extension cord.Do not use an extension cord to run the unit.
Unit was turned OFF and ON too quickly.Turn unit OFF and wait 3 minutes before restarting.
THE AIR CONDITIONER TURNS ON AND OFF BY ITSELFOutside temperature is extremely hot.Set fan speed at the fastest setting for maximum cooling.
ENERGY SAVER feature is on.ENERGY SAVER feature does not circulate air continually. Set mode to COOL for constant air circulation.
Timer turned unit ON or shut unit OFF.Push ON/OFF Button to turn unit ON or OFF.
THE AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT COOL THE ROOM - ICE BEHIND FRONT PANELOutside temperature is below 16 °C.Set mode to FAN ONLY and fan speed to fastest setting to defrost coil.
Filter is dirty.Open front panel. Remove filter. Rinse or vacuum filter. Replace filter. Close Panel
BTU size is too large.A lower capacity unit may be required depending on the size of the room being cooled.
THE AIR CONDITIONER DOES NOT COOL THE ROOM - NO ICE BEHIND FRONT PANELFilter is dirty.Open front panel. Remove filter. Rinse or vacuum filter. Replace filter. Close Panel
Temperature setting is warmer than room temperature.Set temperature to a lower setting.
Room temperature is below 16 °CUnit is not designed to cool below 16 °C.
Front of unit is blocked by furniture, drapes, blinds, etc.Clear away area in front of unit.
Back of unit is blocked by leaves, dirt, branches, etc.Clear away back of unit.
Doors, windows, registers, etc. are open.Close doors, windows, registers, etc.
Unit recently turned on.Allow time to cool a larger room.
Temperature sensor is touching the coil.Open front panel. Remove filter. Turn end of temperature sensor away from coil. Replace filter. Close panel.
Excessive heat in the room being cooled.Use exhaust vents while cooking or bathing. Limit use of heat producing appliances during the hottest part of the day.
Vent control (on some models) is pulled open.Push in vent control for maximum cooling.

Kenmore 35132 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE COUSESOLUTION
Can 1 turn the unit on immediately after unpacking it?• No. The unit must be placed upright for at least 1 2 hours after every transport. Otherwise the compressor may be damaged and there is no capacity.
Unit does not start when pressing power button• Room temperature is higher than the set temperature (heating mode).• Reset the temperature
• Room temperature is lower than the set temperature (cooling mode)
The air conditioner does not come on• No electricity• Restore electricity
• It is not plugged into the socket• Plug into socket
• The internal safety device has tripped• Wait 30 minutes, if the problem persists, contact your service center
• The safety device of the plug has tripped• Reset the safety plug
The air conditioner works for a short time only• There are bends or kinks in the air exhaust hose• Position the air hose correctly, keeping it as short and free of curves as possible to avoid bottlenecks
• Something is preventing the air from being discharged• Check and remove any obstacles obstructing air discharge
Room is not cool enough• Windows/doors in room are open.• Close all windows/doors
• There are heat sources nearby.• Remove heat source if possible
• Exhaust air duct is not connected or is blocked• Connect the air duct and make sure it can function properly
• Temperature setting is too high.• Decrease the set temperature
• Air filter blocked by dust.• Clean the air filter
The air conditioner does not operate for about three minutes after restarting it• The internal compressor safety device prevents the appliance from being restarted until three minutes have elapsed since it was last turned off• Wait. This delay is part of normal operation
Noise or vibrations• The floor level is not in level or the unit is on an incline.• Place the unit on a flat, level surface.
Gurgling sound• The sound come from the flowing of refrigerant inside the air conditioner• This is normal
When turning the unit on 1 sense a smell. What should I do?• First use or incorrect storage of unit at e.g. dusty areas.• Odor development can arise on first use and after a longer period of non-use by storing in unsuitable areas (e.g. dusty
Compressor does not activate• Depending on ambient temperatures and unit type it may take approx. 10 minutes after starting the compressor until the cooling/heating capacity is reached.
The unit deactivates• On reaching the set required temperature, the unit switches off automatically. Check manual setting of the required temperature as well as the TIMER setting.
The unit does not cool correctly• You achieve the most effective and economical cooling comfort if you already cool the room to be cooled when the room temperature is not yet heated up. Air conditioners operate more effectively if the temperature is maintained. To drastically cool the air in a fully heated room requires much more time and energy.

Kenmore 70089 Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseSolution
Unit will not turn on.• Power cord unplugged.• Ensure power cord is firmly plugged into outlet.
• Blown fuse or tripped breaker.• Replace blown fuse; reset tripped breaker.
• Electrical power low ("brown out").• Low voltage protection prevents operation if supply voltage drops below 90 VAC for 115 volt units;
• Electrical power outage.171 VAC for 230 volt units. Contact local electric utility if voltage is low.
• Compressor in 3minute lock-out.• Contact local electric utility.
• Wait 3 minutes for compressor start.
Unit repeatedly blows fuse or trips breaker.• Other devices sharing circuit results in circuit overload.• Disconnect other devices or move devices to different circuit.
-• Incorrect fuse size or type.NOTE: Air conditioners labeled “Use on Single Outlet Circuit Only" require separate, dedicated, circuit.
• Incorrect circuit breaker size.• Ensure fuse is correct size. Unit requires time-delay fuses.
• Extension cord used to provide power.• Ensure circuit breaker is correct size.
• Do not use an extension cord with this air conditioner. If power cord on air conditioner does not reach outlet, have qualified electrician move out- let or install new outlet closer to unit.
Unit does not adequately cool room or area.• Dirty air filter.• Remove and clean air filter.
• Optional charcoal air filter (if used) clogged.NOTE: Do not operate air conditioner with filter removed.
• Room or area not sealed.• Replace charcoal filter (if desired). NOTE: Optional charcoal filter can- not be cleaned. Filter must be replaced after three months use.
• Vent Control in EXHAUST position.• Close all doors and windows in cooling area. Close all air vents and ducts in area.
• Airflow to or from unit blocked.• Vent Control should be in CLOSED position whenever air conditioner is in cooling mode.
• Unit improperly sized for room or area.• Remove any obstruction to airflow from air discharge vent or return air vent on unit.
• Reduce cooling area (close doors or otherwise isolate area).
Unit does not adequately cool room or area.• Desired temperature set too high.• Reduce temperature setting to more comfortable level.
• Excessive heat or moisture in area.• Close blinds or curtains on windows exposed to direct sunlight. Vent steam from open cooking containers, showers, etc., from cooling area. Avoid use of heat- producing appliances during hottest part of day.
• Dirty condenser or evaporator coils.• Clean coils.
Unit runs excessively long.• Unit replaces older model.• New high-efficiency compressor runs more frequently, but uses less energy, than older, less efficient models.
Water (condensate) in base pan drips into room.• Unit improperly installed.• Depending on model, unit must be installed with slope of V4" to 3 /s" to outside.
Unit noisy.• Unit improperly installed, causing vibration when operating.• Review installation procedures. Ensure all mounting hardware is tight and secure.
• Water noise whenever fan runs.• Normal, especially during periods of high humidity.
• Loose screws or parts.• Remove chassis from outer case. Check for loose or missing screws. Tighten and replace as required.

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