This is my own air condition that is located in my bed room. Recently, it was not working the way it should be. The problem was, no hot or cold air coming out of it and in 15 minutes it would shut down completely.
I do not know anything about air condition repair but this time I was willing to try. I called a friend of mine who deals with air condition repair and asked him about this problem. He told me to listen very carefully to the sound of the air bump if it is working or not. I turned the ac unit on and kept it running for a while and there was no sound of bump coming on.
I called this guy again and explained the new situation. He told me to open the cover of the outside unit and take a look and see if there are loose connections and to check the capacitor that is connected to the bump. I took the over off. It was very easy to do. There were only six screws that need to come out in order to take the cover off. Once I did that, the problem was clear to the naked eye. The big main capacitor was there but the wires that supposed to be connected to the terminals of the capacitors one of them was cut off and I could see a black spot on one of the terminals. This capacitor is 50uf/450 volts. It is Very important to turn the main power off before starting to work on this outside ac unit.
I took the main capacitor out and cleaned it very well. Made two new wires and replaced the original ones inside the unit. I measured the main capacitor and it measured fine. I reconnected everything back together and started the ac unit. In two minutes, I could hear the bump starting. I felt the outside pipes that connects the outside unit to the inside unit and they were cold indicating the bump is working fine and the cooling is happing again.
That was my first time repairing this kind of machine. It was fun, but mostly saved a lot of money on this repair. I believe we can repair anything if we understand how the machine works. In my case I did not know how it works but now I do thanks to my friend who helped me out. I told my friend, if you have any electronic equipment that needs repair to bring it to my shop for a free estimate and repair. He was happy and said the will pay me a visit me soon.