Frigidaire model FRA085AT7 (and similar) is a solid, good performing air conditioner. But it beeps EVERY time you press a button...loudly -- on (beep), off (beep), temp up (beep), temp down (beep), fan hi (beep), fan low (beep)...it's enough to drive you nuts. This video demonstrates how to stop the unit from beeping. Note that you will likely void the warranty by doing this. If you do decide to attempt the procedure demonstrated here, make sure you take your time and don't rush. If you find yourself forcing something apart/together, you're doing it wrong.
Check me out on facebook http://vid.io/xqux and my website at http://vid.io/xqua Feel free to make requests, say hi, or just drop a line How to rip out the motor and replace the bearings on a window air conditioner. Not all can be done this way, but if you're handy you can restore some air conditioners to like-new performance and get rid of the grinding noise. Had enough of the darn noise after a few months. Yes, this was shot early as heck in the morning.
How to remove the outside cover of a Frigidaire window AC unit in order to service parts inside.
Cleaning out window unit air conditioner getting ready for winter storage.
Took my air conditioner a part in order to clean the inside of it. It was packed full of dirt and dust and was putting out a bad odor. By tearing apart your air-conditioner you risk damaging it and personal injury. You also destroyed the products warranty. Not something I recommend anybody doing. Unless you know what you're doing.
This one covers how the bushing type bearing fails. This video is part of the heating and cooling series of training videos made to accompany my websites: www.graycoolingman.com and www.grayfurnaceman.com to pass on what I have learned in many years of service and repair. If you have suggestions or comments they are welcome. If you are a homeowner looking to repair your own appliance, understand that the voltages can be lethal, the fuels are highly flammable and high pressures are used. Know your limits.
I need your advice regarding Frigidaire air conditioner troubleshooting. If you have a Frigidaire room AC, both AS and ES mean a sensor has failed, call for a repair person. If it is running normally, it will show you the temperature or the timer if you told it to wait thirty minutes before kicking in. It is a house AC. A lot of the same error messages are used. ES means there is a problem with the evaporation sensor, while AS stands for the ambient temperature sensor. I sense you’re going somewhere with this, but I have no idea what to do about sensors. Try resetting the AC, by flipping the circuit breaker off, waiting ten minutes, then turning it back on. This reboots the control board, and it may fix software glitches affecting the sensors. Or at least tells me a reboot does not fix it, before I feel guilty about calling a repair man to do the same thing. E5 is the error for the heat protection or motor lock. In that case, it may be that the compressor needs the running capacitor replaced if it has high amps, and if that does not work, the compressor needs to be replaced. At least I can find starter cap kits online that are not nearly as expensive as a compressor. You may have a fan motor locked up, which means the unit is overheating. You may need to un-jam the fan, add oil to lubricate it, replace the fan or replace its motor. And a partridge in a pear tree. I said nothing about Christmas. That’s about the only thing you did not suggest replacing. Oh you could replace the whole thing. Maintaining it by cleaning the condenser coil and replacing the filter is a good idea too. If the fan is frozen, it is not because the coil is literally frozen. If the coil is frozen, the AC usually has a defrost cycle to thaw it out. In theory, you could get an E5 notice because the defrost heater won’t turn off, but that’s rare. In theory, so is needing to defrost the AC. If you have a refrigerant leak, that can freeze the condensate you normally find on the air conditioner, until you run out of refrigerant. Short of seeing out-gassing like the opposite of warm breath in frigid air, I do not know how to diagnose that. If the filters are really, really clogged, then you may have cold air not escaping and getting so cold the coil freezes. You should at least be able to see if the air filters are darker than the hole the repair bill would burn in your pocket.