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Fedders AC won't turn off


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#1 NJBOB

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 05:13 AM

 Hi I have a Fedders room AC purchased at Wallmart in the summer of 04. One evening I came home and heard the fan making a funny noise. I thought the unit may be froze up as it was a high humidity not to hot kind of day. When I went to turn it off the digital display went off, fan tirned off but the compressor kept running. Also I could not change any settings in the digital display like fan speed, energy options, its kind of stuck. I pulled the plug let it sit overnight now I can operate the controls but as lng as its plugged in the compressor still runs. Now it is obviously a stuck contactor. I don't know if this is located on the PC board or the compressor itself. Not sure if I should take it in for service or try and fix it myself  It is the of summer and would at least try and get through the season. Don't want to wait to get it back.Your thoughts.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:17 AM

stuck relay on control board, only fix is to get control replaced(board is an assembly)

If adventurous, You see if you can free the contact by wacking the relays with something hard like the butt end of a screwdriver. It's temporary, but might get you past the hot weather. 

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:36 AM

Thanks Nick. I did take it apart, seen some moisture in the controll area not alot. I tried it with a hair drier then tapped on the relay with a screwdriver. When I plugged the unit back in it did not come on. Was cool out so I actually haven't run it yet. Thanks for the info I was hoping I could just change the relay, I guess not. Tried to look up part on the internet no luck. I am not sure if it is still under warranty. The unit is about 15 mos old.

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 08:27 AM

What is the model #  and serial # on this Fedders, there is a Field Service Bulletin out on the "Y" Chassis units that address moisture behind the touch pad in extreme humitidy areas causing boards to either act erratic or short out completely.  If this is a "Y" chassis call your Fedders Authorized servicer in your area to see if this needs to be addressed. All Models/Brands that Fedders makes with the "Y" chassis is affected ranging from 10,000-18,000btu.  mfg. between August 2002 thru May 1, 2004.  If your unit is in this range the repair should be at no charge
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 03:02 PM

Thanks Pegi The model is ASY 12F2A-K serial MR-184051-349Y. I turned it on today so far all is well. Can you tell if this is one of the problem units?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 05:37 PM

It is one of the "Y" chassis, but I am at the house, let me look tomorrow when back at the shop to see when this was manufactured.  Will let you know then as there is a fix for this moisture problem if in the right time range...;)    Sent me a "bump" reminder on this tomorrow so I will not forget to check this please.  Do not want to let this go, will take out your board.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:41 AM

This unit was manufactured Dec. 2003 so this is involved in the moisture program.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Pegi, This was a big help. I am going to try and get throgh the season but if it happens again I will get it taken care of ASAP.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:19 PM

Welcome....;)
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