What to do if your Samsung aircon's compressor won't turn on?

Last Update date : 2016.11.21

An air conditioning unit cannot work without a functioning compressor. In a standard residential air conditioning systems, the compressor is typically located in the outdoor unit. As its name implies, the compressor’s main function is compression. In an air conditioner, it works by compressing cool, low-pressure, gaseous refrigerant until it is hotter and has achieved a much higher pressure. From there, the gaseous refrigerant is squeezed into the condenser. When refrigerant is still in the compressor, it is considered to be at the beginning of the air conditioning cycle. When an AC compressor won’t turn on, the process can’t begin.

 

Here are some helpful tips to do when your air condioner compressor won't start:

 

1. Check for power

 

The first and most obvious thing to do when your compressor won’t start is to make sure that the unit is receiving power. It is always possible that a fuse has been blown or that a breaker has been tripped. If such issues occur regularly, you should have an electrician take a look. It isn’t normal for the fuses and breakers to experience frequent problems. Constant stops and starts can wreak a lot of havoc on the compressor and on the air conditioning system as a whole.

 

2. If the fuses and breakers are fine, check if there are errors displayed on the unit.

 

3. If the problem still exist, please do call a service engineer to check the unit.

 

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