Why Is Your AC Compressor Not Turning On?

If it ever happens that your air conditioner won’t turn on, then there is a good chance that something is wrong with its compressor. Fortunately, the good news is that compressors can often be repaired. The compressor is the heart of the air conditioning system. It is a very delicate part. Therefore, it should only be handled by a professional if it stops working.

Few symptoms indicate a failure of the AC compressor.

1) Compressor won’t turn on

The problem starts when AC turns on, but you can’t feel the cool air it must be blowing. If the indoor unit is working fine, then look out for the outdoor unit. And if you find that it is not working, then the first step you should take is to lower the thermostat to turn on the compressor. If it still doesn’t work, then it might have failed. Now it the time to call MIRTRON, HVAC experts, to identify the problem with the compressor.

2) Warm Air

Sometimes it happens that the condenser seems to be working, but the system is still throwing warm air, which is a sign of compressor failure. The problem here is that the compressor is not able to pump the cooling gas through the system. Hence it the system is unable to blow cool air.

3) Circuit Breaker

Sometimes your compressor overheats and draws too much power, which in turn causes the circuit breaker to trip. Resetting the circuit breaker and again turning on the air conditioner is not a valid solution. The problem is with your condensing unit; therefore, it needs to be diagnosed by professionals.

4) Vibrations in the outside unit

Sometimes your compressor has a problem in turning on, and it takes a ‘hard start.’ It causes the compressor to shake every time you turn it on. This happens before the compressor failure, therefore don’t ignore this petty symptom.

Professional diagnosis and repairing are essential to ensure the proper working of your air conditioner. If you ever encounter a problem with your compressor, call us on 281-859-5757 to get the best repairing services.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only.Nothing on this site should be taken as an advice for any individual case or situation.