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Old 07-24-2021, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Parents ac is blowing hot air from the vents

They said the fan is running but the air out of the vent is hot. Where should I start looking for the problem
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:02 PM   #2
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Walk outside and see if the condenser fan is turning and the compressor is running
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:19 PM   #3
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The fan is running not sure about the compressor. I’m at a wedding so dang the luck
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:50 PM   #4
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May be froze up. Shot it off for an hour or so.
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:54 PM   #5
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May be froze up. Shot it off for an hour or so.
This^^^ Check condenser inside. If iced over turn ac off and go to fan only for a bit.
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:57 PM   #6
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Mine did this when the condensation line was clogged. If thatís it get an air compressor or a shop vac to clear the line. Pain in the butt
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Old 07-24-2021, 06:58 PM   #7
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Yup, turn off & check to see if the secondary drain is flowing as well...change filter if dirty.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:03 PM   #8
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Call the AC folks!
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:09 PM   #9
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Check filters!
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:14 PM   #10
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Had the same problem last year and it was some kind of switch/capacitor that kicks the compressor on

Outside fan was running but nothing moving in the lines.
Stayed semi cool for the couple of days it took to get part
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:27 PM   #11
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This^^^ Check condenser inside. If iced over turn ac off and go to fan only for a bit.
Then clean the coils with a shop vac
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:31 PM   #12
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Check the float valve. If the drain line is plugged the water backs up and the float valve cuts off the compressor to avoid flooding.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:32 PM   #13
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:36 PM   #14
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The fan is running not sure about the compressor. Iím at a wedding so dang the luck
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You're at a wedding. Book a hotel or have them drive to your house.

Fix this tomorrow if you can, or Monday with an AC repair man
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:37 PM   #15
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If the compressor isn't running, check the capacitor. If it is swollen (bulging out on the sides) that's probably the problem. It's usually a less than $50 part and easy to replace. Getting one might be another story....

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Old 07-24-2021, 07:41 PM   #16
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Sounds like you need to call a ac company.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:50 PM   #17
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First, turn it off. Then replace filter. After two hours, turn it back on. Its froze. You'll thank me tomorrow.
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:35 PM   #18
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Well the contractor has a wire burnt in half hopefully this is the only problem.
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:50 PM   #19
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Been a lot of run capacitors this year with the troubles in the power grid
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:03 PM   #20
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Capacitor is your problem. Happens during the heat.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:10 PM   #21
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Capacitor is your problem. Happens during the heat.
This ^
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:51 AM   #22
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Call the AC folks!
What he said
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Old 07-25-2021, 06:27 AM   #23
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Well the contractor has a wire burnt in half hopefully this is the only problem.
There is a second problem to.why there is a burnt wire.
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