ptac Ice-Cap unit is short cycling?

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Old 07-26-16, 03:19 PM
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ptac Ice-Cap unit is short cycling?

I have an Ice-Cap unit in my apartment which i believe only has cooling and not heating. I can't locate the model #. It has been in the 90s the past week. This unit only cool for about ten mintues and it turns to warm air. If i adjust the setting to fan and back to cool i can feel the cold air coming out again. Can someone tell me what is casing this. Is there a thermostat in these unit which may be cause this issue.
 
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Old 07-26-16, 03:37 PM
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The key word is apartment, why is the landlord not addressing this issue?
So far we have no model #, no location, never heard of Ice Cap brand in the US.
 
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Old 07-26-16, 04:14 PM
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it's a condo so I'm responsible for it. I tried to look up the manual online but nothing came up for ICE-CAP. I found this link by ice-air which look the same. Vertical Exposed FCU – Ice Air | Innovative HVAC Solutions : Ice Air
 
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Old 07-26-16, 04:17 PM
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Members location is New York City. Zygote, please add your location to your profile.
 
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Old 07-26-16, 09:10 PM
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What you linked to was an FCU..... fan coil unit. With this type of unit.... the management supplies hot or cold water. The unit is nothing more than a coil and a fan.

Does your unit have a compressor in it ?
Does this unit protrude thru the wall to outside ?
If this only supplies cooling....where does the heat come from ?

If you google "ptac Ice-Cap" a ton of hits come up and all in NYC.

If you do have an FCU then there is a valve in it to control the flow of the chilled water via a thermostat.

We may need some pictures with the cover removed to be of more help. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 07-29-16, 08:00 AM
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Here are few pictures. we tried switch between cool and ven to get cold air all night, we hear the hum sound. after a while it no longer generated cool air. the unit does protrude thru wall. Google only came back with list of repair shops nothing that would help expliant what is happending. I know i'll need to get someone fix it but i would like to arm myself with as much knowlege as possbile don't like to waste money to fix/replace something that is not need.
 
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Old 07-29-16, 09:23 PM
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Hard to tell from the picture. Does the association supply you with chilled water for cooling or is there a compressor inside the unit there ?

Since I'm not familiar at all with that company.... I can't give you help from experience which is the reason I need pictures.

From what I've been finding it may be time for a replacement.
 
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