Fedders A6D24E7D Room Air Conditioner D Chassis, 24000 - not cooling

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Fedders A6D24E7D Room Air Conditioner D Chassis, 24000 - not cooling

I have had this AC for about 5 years. Just noticed that it isn't blowing much cold air. The only maintenance I've really done is rinse off the filter.

I do hear the compressor or something clicking on and then a clicking noise all the time after that compressor clicks on.

Do I just need to clean coils? any other thoughts?

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Do you have good airflow out of the unit ?

If so I doubt it would be a dirty coil. If the compressor is short cycling it could be a starting cap issue or low on freon.
 
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I noticed this morning after running for a few hours there is no water coming out of the AC on the outside. Normally there would be a big puddle in this humid weather

does that speak to something>?
 
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compressor is kicking on.. no cool air thought ? ?? ? ? ? ?? ? ?
 
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no cool air

24000 btu window AC .. coils cleaned.. compressor comes on.. no cool air.. HELP?
 
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need to know the top 3 most likely causes???
 
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1) no Freon, low Freon caused by leak in the system somewhere.
2) Compressor bad
3) Condenser bad
 
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Another culprit could be your thermostat.
 
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Low coolant gas... maybe. If so cost to fix may be almost as much as new and if it is a leak not worth the cost of repair because who knows if the patch of the leak will hold. Or I could be wrong. 24000BTU might be worth it.
 
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If the thermostat was bad the compressor wouldn't be running.

If you are sure the compressor is running.....then it would appear the freon is gone.
 

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what does the condenser do? is it easy to replace? and how could the Freon leak out of nowhere.. the unit hasn't been moved?
 
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from what i'm hearing if the freon is gone.. no use trying to fix it.. hard to locate and fix leaks? So how do i determine for sure it isn't the thermostat, compressor or condensor?

I do hear a compressor clicking on so I am reading that it isn't that or the thermostat or the compressor wouldn't kick on ?

Could the condensor keep it from producing cold air?
 
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You said....."compressor clicking on."

Is the compressor actually running ?
You may have to open the unit to see if it's running. It usually hums pretty loud.

The condensor is the coil with fins on the outside of the unit. The outside fan blows air thru this cool to remove heat from it.

The evaporator is the coil that's on the inside house side. The fan blows air thru this cool to remove heat from the room. The coil feels..... or should feel...... cold.

The compressor should run pretty hot when it's running. There are two copper lines conected to it. The larger line should be cold (maybe insulated) and the smaller line should be warm.
 
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so i should check the compressor lines.. if the one is cold and the other warm .. the compressor and freon may be okay??
 
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im assuming if there is a leak.. just throw it out? ?? ?
 
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