Maintain your room air conditioner to get maximum cooling during the hot, steamy months of summer. Understanding the operation of a room air conditioner will help you stay cool. Take this quiz to see how cool it can be to know how to repair a room air conditioner.
What may compromise a room air conditioner's performance?
What room air conditioner components are sealed?
What service options do you have with room air conditioners?
service at the repair shop
service at home
During the harsh winter months, what should you do with the room air conditioner?
Remove and store away.
Cover with plastic hold in place with duct tape.
How may you prevent shock when working on a room air conditioner?
discharging the capacitor
How do you discharge the capacitor?
Check the owner's manual.
Leave it for a technician.
How often should you clean the filter of a room air conditioner?
at the beginning of the cooling season
monthly when using
How do you clean a filter?
Wash it with soapy water.
Thoroughly dry it.
How do you maintain a throwaway filter?
Clean with soapy water.
It does not need replacement.
What is a volt-ohmmeter ?
Using a volt-ohmmeter set to the RX1 scale, what meter reading indicates you need to replace the room air conditioner cord?
less than zero
greater than zero
What should you use to clean the evaporator and condenser coils?
How often should the evaporator and condenser coils be cleaned?
at the start of the season
every month while in use
If the air conditioner is powered but the unit will not run, what may be the problem?
What is drained from the drain ports?
How can you test a thermostat?
Set to lowest temperature.
Check with a volt-ohmmeter.
How can you repair noisy fan blades?
cleaning fan blades
tightening fan blades
How do you lubricate a room air conditioner's fan?
several drops of 20-weight nondetergent motor oil in each port
several drops of all-purpose oil in each port
several drops of 30-weight nondetergent motor oil in each port
If water leaks from the air conditioner, what may be the cause?