An integral part of an air conditioner system, the compressor, is simply an electric pump circulating refrigerant.
The compressor compresses low-pressure vapour refrigerant from the evaporator into high-temperature, high-pressure gas that can be pumped to the condenser.
If the compressor fails to operate, the heat transfer process can not occur, and all succeeding stages in your cooling system will cease.
Reasons why my refrigerated air conditioning compressor is not working.
If you think that your air conditioner isn’t cooling, the first step is to check that the air conditioner is still getting power.
Unserviced Air conditions are candidates for Blocked filters and coils. An accumulation of dust develops in your Air Conditioners Return air filters and will reduce air movement to the point that the evaporator coil stops transferring heat effectively. Blocked filters can all cause premature compressor failure due to overheating or liquid refrigerant flood back.
That’s why it’s so essential to regularly service air conditioners. During our air conditioner services, we clean coils, change air filters and eliminate debris in the outdoor unit.
Failure to regularly service your air conditioner may result in high costs to replace parts like compressors which can cost thousands of dollars.
In this instance, the compressor may still sound functional, but the air conditioner won’t cool down air to create that comfortable temperature you desire. Most compressors in modern equipment are hermetic type compressors, and if a mechanical fault occurs, the complete compressor will need replacement
From time to time, the copper piping used to connect the components of a refrigerated air conditioner may crack or corrode, resulting in the refrigerant gas leaking out. Without the required level of refrigerant gas, your air conditioner will not cool adequately.
All leaks must be repaired by a Qualified and Licenced Air Conditioning Mechanic before regassing an air conditioner.