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Air Conditioner Light Blinking And Problem Solving Techniques

Aircon light flashing is a problem that most homeowners who own air conditioners experience. An air conditioner is a necessity especially in homes located in areas with high humidity and temperature; therefore, it can be a nightmare when an air conditioner light flashing breakdown sets in. More than likely, the air conditioner will shut off after some time.

Air Conditioner Light Blinking And Problem Solving Techniques

When this happens, warm air is blown leading to discomfort. Waiting for an expert to come and repair the aircon light blinking problem is impractical since heat has already started circulating in the house making you feel uncomfortable
Fortunately, you can be able to identify the cause of air conditioner blinking and repair it on your own without having to call a technician by following some simple troubleshooting techniques. This will save you time of looking for an air conditioner technician to diagnose the problem for you as well money that you could have spent to pay for the service. There are several things that make the lights of your air conditioner to blink. Before you reach our for the phone to call a technician, here are some minor fixes that you can do to solve this problem.

First, when the light of your air conditioner starts to blink, switch off the circuit breaker , it is found below the alternating current (AC) unit and switch it on after about five minutes. If there are no loose connections, the aircon should continue to operate normally without the blinking. Most of the modern wiring systems work with circuit breakers, therefore, you should also check to ensure that the breaker has not tripped. In case it has, reset the breaker and replace the fuse. Also, check the wiring connections if there are any loose connections in the unit, if they are, connect the wires back but if you have no idea how to, call a technician as wrong connections will lead to further break down of the air conditioner.

Check the level of cooling that is provided by your aircon, as it might be the cause of the blinking. If the temperature drop of your air conditioner is less than 18 degrees for an old system, you will face a problem with refrigerant level. A low refrigerant charge will lead to inadequate cooling as well as light blinking of the air conditioner.

Air Conditioner Light Blinking And Problem Solving Techniques

If the remote of your air conditioner has a test button, you can use it to determine the error code. After finding the error code, refer to the user manual to find out the cause of the light flashing. You can also send the error code to the company’s website forum on the repair of aircon and if you are lucky, you will be able to know the reason for the light blinking, which you will correct to stop the blinking. If your remote control does not have a test button, press temp-down, temp-up and the mode buttons simultaneously to get the error code.

Another reason for air conditioner light flashing is when the circuit board has a problem. The procedure of fixing this is complex and should be handled only by an experienced technician. However, a flashing light on the air conditioner indicates that the unit needs servicing. A regularly serviced air conditioner will not only service you but will service you efficiently.
Most manufactures manual that come with the aircon indicate that light blinking is a sign that the unit needs servicing. Sometimes the air con may be just clogged up with debris and dust; therefore, it is important to maintain and service it regularly.

Interfering with the components and wires inside the unit when you do not know how to make the connections will lead to further damage. If you continue to use an air conditioner with this warning, it can lead to serious complications. A professional should do complex air conditioner repairs. Never attempt to repair an air conditioner if you do not know how to and do not have the correct tools. You need to call a skilled person if it is a Problem with the circuits, wiring or anything internal. A professional technician will let you know why the air conditioner is blinking as well as recommend to you the necessary precautions to take.
 
 

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