There is a fan inside the air conditioner that circulates the air for the evaporator and condenser coils. Even if you read it with the cover on - I would not worry about it, as I said above, it's just not that significant. I would only discharge them if I was disassembling it to the point that the capacitors were out in the open or there was a change I could touch the wires on them. If your unit has a cover on the outside portion of the air conditioner remove the cover first. The blower may continue to run depending on the selection chosen on the control panel.
Because the evaporator coils are cold, they cause moisture in the room to collect on them, much like a cup of ice water on a warm, humid day. The fan blade on the inside part of the unit continually draws room air over the evaporator coils, which are cold. That is, on the side that faces outside of the room to be cooled. You will need to contact a qualified appliance repair technician to repair these components. Posted on Feb 07, 2008 Sorry, did not mean this to be confusing, but the insulated part of a screwdriver is the handle as long as its not metal. I need to clean the coils and fix a few bent fins on the condensor before summer starts, but I was told I need to discharge the capacitors before preforming any work on the unit.
If it is I would not bother it. If low cool is chosen, for example, the fan runs at a slower speed but the compressor still offers the same cooling capacity. All residential window air conditioners have a cooling system made up of four primary components, a compressor, an evaporator fan, a control or switch, capacitor. If the compressor fails to start or the fan you may need to replace the capacitor. Because the evaporator is absorbing heat, it is very cold to the touch. The compressor always runs at the same speed regardless of the settings.
The fan motor has two fan blades attached to it on either end. It is located inside the air conditioner at the center. The evaporator is always located on the front of the air conditioner. The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It is important to also clean any dirt or lint build-up in the bottom of the air conditioner so the condensate water will be picked up by the condensing fan slinger properly. Use a foaming type cleaner and rinse with plain water.
When you use a common plug that may already have 5 or 10 amps being used on that circuit and you add a 12 or 14 amp appliance to the system you are going to have troubles. The circulating fan and compressor are running simultaneously. As far as 'low oil level. Answered on Jun 07, 2011. Just short across all the terminals to discharge. Warm you should read continuity contacts closed. If low cool is chosen, for example, the fan runs at a slower speed but the compressor still offers the same cooling capacity.
Sorry, did not mean this to be confusing, but the insulated part of a screwdriver is the handle as long as its not metal. It also has silver fins. Test for continuity with the multimeter between the two terminals. Thermostat control The thermostat on a window air conditioner works by sensing the air temperature entering the air conditioner. The compressor always runs at the same speed regardless of the settings. When the thermostat is calling for a colder room temperature the compressor is energized. As the air entering the unit reaches the set temperature it will cause the compressor to turn off.
This is just not an issue in such a small unit. Be sure it is clean. The evaporator is always located on the front of the air conditioner. It also has silver fins. Be sure it is clean.
Just short across all the terminals to discharge. If all your doing is washing it out and fixing bent fins it's not necessary to discharge the capacitors. There are other switches to control louver operation and other features on some units. Sometimes, depending on the capacitor, it is possible to do this with only one screwdriver by shorting across the terminals with the shank of the screwdriver. You may need a hard start kit. If the compressor fails to start or the fan you may need to replace the capacitor.