Best Portable Air Conditioner Troubleshooting
Ask anyone about the best companion for the summer. The best portable air conditioner would be the unanimous response without exception.
And how unbearable it would be if your air conditioner stops working in the scorching summer! In such situations, you always wonder if you can troubleshoot some of the common problems of the AC.
Well, you can. Though some technical problems would require the help of a professional yet there are many issues for which you do not need to call an expert.
We would learn how to troubleshoot some simple to resolve issues.
Many times we tend to ignore some simple facts and make a mountain out of a molehill. So, do not immediately rush to open your AC. Before that, check some basic facts.
Firstly, ensure that all the doors and windows of the room are properly closed and there are no gaps through which air can escape.
Secondly, check that the fan is set at high-speed.
If all these conditions are normal then unplug the AC.
- Open the outer cover by pressing it.
- Remove the filter and check for dirt accumulation.
- Clean it properly and fit it back.
- Close the outer cover.
- Check the intake hose for any blockage.
- Remove the blockage, if any.
- Look for any blockage in the venting hose.
- Remove the blockage, if needed.
In most cases, one of these measures would resolve the issue of insufficient cooling.
AC Not Starting
Lack of adequate power is one of the biggest reasons for this problem.
- Check for the input power supply in the socket.
- Inspect the power cable to the AC for any damage. Ensure to switch off and unplug your AC before checking it.
- Check the water tank. Some ACs have an auto-stop system. They would stop as soon as the water in the collection tank reaches a high level.
- Empty the tank if needed.
Modern portable ACs are having timers to switch on or off at a scheduled time.
- Check for any such setting.
- Remove the setting and switch on the unit.
If the set temperature is more than the room temperature the AC would stop and would not restart until the ambient temperature goes above the set temperature.
- Switch off the AC and allow the room temperature to rise before restarting the unit.
Mold Smell coming from the Air Conditioner
This is a sure sign of microbial growth caused by the stagnated water. Remove any blockage from the hoses and this would instantly resolve the issue of bad odor.
So, these were some DIY solutions to a few common problems that can occur in your portable air conditioner. In case you too are facing any of these troubles in your AC, you can try to fix it before calling a technician.