Condensing unit compressors work to reduce the amount of hot water your condensing system needs to operate. If you don’t have enough water, you can run the system less often or the cycle may even stop altogether. While this is a very common reason for the system not being running, it can also be used as a cause for the system not working at all. For this reason, you will need to have the proper parts on hand to ensure your system continues to operate effectively.
If you find that the water flow in your system has suddenly reduced, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. The most obvious thing is to turn the system back on, but this can be time-consuming and often times expensive. A better option is to check the condensate drain line. If the flow is not normal, it can be due to a clogged filter or line. To clean the filter, you will first need to unplug the unit. If you cannot easily remove the filter, you will need to contact a professional to install a new one. Once the filter is clean and installed, turn the water back on so the system can continue to work properly.
If you are experiencing other symptoms associated with your condensing unit compressor, such as a hard time starting or not being able to get the condensate drain line clear, there may be another reason. One reason it may be not working is due to a build up of sediment in the tank. If this is the case, you will need to either have the unit serviced by a professional, or take a closer look at how you maintain your equipment. You may need to clean the tank more often, change filters, or clean the lines for the unit itself. If you can’t determine the root cause of the issue, it is a good idea to hire a professional to see what they can do for you.