When you have a problem with a computer or other electronic device the first question you will often get from the manufacturer's help desk or warranty department is - "Have you tried turning it off and on?"
Your air conditioner is no different in this regard to other electrical appliances and may well benefit from a reset. An air conditioner reset takes no effort and may well avoid an unneeded service call.
When you reset your air conditioner it erases all faults and puts the system in a state where it is attempting a fresh start. If the fault that has caused your air conditioner to stop is intermittent or environmental then a reset may resolve your issue.
Here are the steps you should follow to reset your air conditioner
We call this a 'hard' reset - which you won't achieve if you just switch the isolator off for a few seconds and then turn it on.
Some air conditioners in overseas markets have a reset button - but a reset button is not a common feature on air conditioners sold in Australia.
If your air conditioning unit was installed some time ago it may not have an isolator. In that case you can reset an air conditioner by finding the circuit breaker box (switchboard) and switching the circuit breaker off for 30 minutes. You should then switch the circuit breaker on and see if the fault has been rectified.
If your air conditioning units don't start working after you have done the reset - this means your ac unit should be diagnosed by a professional technician.
At Sun City Air Conditioning we carry out over 5,000 jobs per year. Our combined experience, together with our trained and knowledgeable tradesmen mean we are perfectly placed to diagnose and repair your air conditioner.