Electrical Storm: Non-Responsive AC

Old 08-10-12, 06:22 PM
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Electrical Storm: Non-Responsive AC

A few appliances blew in our house after an electrical storm. We had to replace the control panel on our stove, and the general electrician was unsure about the air conditioner. He guessed it may be the transformer. I ordered a new transformer, tried it, and it still doesn't work. No response when plugged in (display does not light up).

Could this also be a control panel/display board issue?

Is there typically a failure of certain parts when hit with a power surge? If so, which parts are most vulnerable?

Everyone tells me to just buy a new AC, but I'd like to fix this one if I can.
Old 08-10-12, 06:59 PM
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Everyone tells me to just buy a new AC
Is this a window unit or whole house? If it is whole house I can't imagine anyone saying just replace it.
Old 08-11-12, 04:22 AM
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When you reply please provide more information about your air conditioner such as what type it is (window, package or split unit) and the brand and model. Without knowing what you have it is almost impossible to say anything more than "it could be anything".

I used to have one particular brand of gas pack (furnace & AC are all in one unit outside the house) who's control circuit boards were very prone to going bad.

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