3 Common AC Compressor Problems
An AC compressor is used to pressurize and circulate the refrigerant through the system. Many components inside an AC compressor need to be checked for proper operation for it to work correctly. The following are some of the most common compressor problems.
1. Starting Issues
There are several reasons why an AC will not start. The main reason is that the compressor is failing. A compressor that is slowly failing will sometimes start fine but add a load to the motor and cause it to immediately shut off. Also, if an AC compressor has been sitting for a long time, the oil inside can dry out, causing it to not be able to start.
To check for starting issues, disconnect power from the unit and immediately start it back on. If you have a failing compressor, you’ll notice issues starting the system.
2. Strange Sounds
A noisy AC compressor can be caused by the bearings in the compressor wearing out. The fan may also begin to fail, causing noise and vibration. If your system has strange sounds while running, you should check everything inside of the unit.
3. Breaker Problems
A failing compressor can cause the breaker to short circuit. This is because a failing compressor will draw a lot of current and could lead to the breaker tripping. If you are experiencing breaker problems, you should check your compressor.
Compressors are costly, so it’s advisable to have regular maintenance. Regular maintenance will keep the compressor running at its peak performance. Maintenance will also ensure that your AC system works efficiently and safely. KW Lang Mechanical in Cleveland will help maintain your system.
Overall, many problems can occur with an AC unit, and many parts can fail. The one area that would cause the most problems is the compressor. There are a few signs that your AC compressor will fail; however, as long as you notice them before they become too much of an issue, they are fairly easy to fix.
At KW Lang Mechanical, we can find the cause of your compressor issues and provide options for moving forward. Our team offers a full range of cooling and heating services, as well as indoor air quality solutions. Contact KW Lang Mechanical today to learn more.Tags: AC compressor problems, AC Tips