Frigidaire Coil Freezing Up

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Old 06-11-11, 11:23 AM
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Frigidaire Coil Freezing Up

Okay i get a call today and the girlfriend tells me the a/c froze up really on a day hotter than the hot place what a better time to go out, i come home and dismantle the front of the unit and pull the filter out of the way the evaporator core is a block of ice, i cut the unit off immediately and took my knife and shaved the ice off of the unit and carefully chipped the ice away on the outside and turned the unit on fan only hoping the heat will help melt the remaining ice, okay heres the deal with the unit cut completely off the compressor is still running the only way to shut the compressor off is to hit the test button on the plug or disconnect from the electrical outlet, the unit is a Frigidaire Model# FAM187S2A, im guessing the compressor circuit is stuck in the closed position therefore keeping the compressor running all the time even when the unit slows down and trys to go to fan only mode and the compressor is not cycling, so where is the switch or thermostat that controlls the compressor cycle.

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY AND ALL HELP IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AS HOT AS IT IS OUTSIDE.
 
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Old 06-13-11, 07:11 PM
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Sounds to me like the contactor is stuck. go to the outside condenser unit. Pull the disconnect(cut power), turn the tstat off, open the front cover and see if the contactor(the thing with all the wires going to it) is pulled in and, if it is replace it!
 
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Old 06-14-11, 12:52 AM
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ender, I think he has a window a/c. At least that's what it sounds like to me.
 
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Old 06-14-11, 05:17 AM
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that is a window a/c, as inexpensive as they are, buy a new one. It would probably cost more trying to fix it than a new one!
 
 

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