Portable AC unit not cooling.. compressor is turning on

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Portable AC unit not cooling.. compressor is turning on

Postby cszymaszek » Sat May 28, 2016 9:32 pm

Hi I have a Tripp Lite Cool SRCool 12K unit in our bedroom it is working, but not blowing cool air at all.. the vents are cleaned and unit is properly hooked up. It uses R410a refrigerant and I was wondering if anyone has ever worked on a unit like this or knows if it can be recharged.. any help would great be appreciated!!

This portable is $690 new.. I have a few photos.. check the coils and vents all look clean.. it has a built in evaporator too .. none of the pipe feel cool .. but not sure about what to look for if anything..

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Thanks!

Chuck
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- Portable AC unit not cooling.. compressor is turning on

Postby Freon » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:18 pm

Open the case and look for a shrader valve (same valve you use to add air to your car tires) close to the black (usually) compressor. If there is one call a tech to add refrigerant. Otherwise you need to make your own shrader valve. Google - Fixing refrigerator that not cooling enough by recharging R-134a Freon DIY This video shows you how to make your own shrader tap into you AC system.
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