Air conditioning is a very important aspect of our place of work and also our homes. It is an aspect that should not be taken lightly because it affects our health and well-being. Like any other complicated piece of machinery, you’re bound to run into some issues over the lifespan of your Daikin AC unit.
Some of these problems may require consultation with a qualified air conditioning technician to fix, while some are more or less a “turn on and off” troubleshooting situation. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you cut through the noise and decide whether it’s a DIY situation or a more pressing issue.
If you’re looking for a more general troubleshooting guide, be sure to check out our main air conditioning troubleshooting guide for simple to follow video instructions and a collection of other brand-specific guides.
Having provided air conditioning services to NSW for nearly two decades, our technicians have been there and seen it all. We also recognise that sometimes the seemingly costly problem with your air conditioner is actually a matter of simple diagnostics and easy to follow solutions.
If your Daikin air conditioner is facing any of the following problems, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide that covers why the issue might be occurring and how we can help you to fix it.
Below are 6 of the most common problems we’ve encountered with Daikin air conditioners. Keep reading if you aren’t sure what the exact issue is, but if you’ve got a pretty good handle on what the issue is, you can click ahead to read the solution that’s relevant to you.
The most common issues of Daikin breakdowns are almost the same as every other air conditioner since they are all being used in the same way and under similar conditions.
Though all of the problems we’ll address are simplified in the list above, some may be harder to detect or understand than others. The following are some of the basic issues causing Daikin and other air conditioning systems to break down:
If your system is leaking water, there might be a hole or a crack in the drain pan which controls the overflow of water in the system.
A blocked air filter may also be the cause of the leakage. By being clogged with dirt, the filter doesn’t allow sufficient airflow hence condensation occurs, and the system begins to leak. A crack or a hole in the drain pan can at times be seen by simply using a flashlight, although not always so easily identified.
The clogged air filters can be diagnosed by visually checking them and also testing the airflow to see how efficiently air is being produced through them.
A smelly air conditioner can be a serious cause of discomfort in your working environment and home. Bacteria build up within your air conditioning system can be responsible for the bad odour.
To stop this from happening we need to clean our air conditioning system more regularly and also use coil cleaners and filter deodorisers which chemically clean your unit.
The office environment would also need to be maintained in a condition that inhibits the spread of bacteria and other germs.
When your air conditioner won’t start, or if the unit stops unexpectedly between cooling, it more than likely means that it is having a mechanical problem.
The best thing to do in such an instance is to get a professional service technician to look at the issue. The technician will provide a full assessment and if the system is damaged beyond restoration he can provide you with advice on a replacement.
Mechanical breakdowns are often brought about by the lack of regular maintenance of the air conditioning system. The air conditioner should be assessed once or twice a year to check if it is in good condition and to prevent minor issues before they turn into major repairs.
Dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of air conditioning malfunction.
The air filters should be changed regularly as advised by the manufacturer of your system. Failing to do this will result in the air conditioner working slowly, using more energy and eventually freezing and failing to function or failing to start at all.
A blown fuse is another issue that can cause the air conditioner to break down. The fuse protects the motor and the compressor. If the fuse blows there might be bigger problems underlying your air conditioning system, which can be traced to its installation or a fluctuating amount of power from the power source.
Now that you’ve read up on some of the most common causes for AC breakdown, here are some simple solutions that may help rectify these issues.
These can be brought about by a blown fuse, hence there is no completion of the circuit causing it to not start. It can be solved by replacing the fuse. Also, the power source could be the root cause. If the fuse is working well, make sure to check and test your power source for glitches.
Air conditioner leakage originates from the destroyed drainage pan. It might be cracks or holes in the drain pan. To remedy these, you will need to replace the drain pan. And also keep the air conditioner clean from dirt since that is the root cause of the issue causing the overflow to the drain pan.
Leakages from the refrigerant can be brought about by vibration during usage of the system as well as a knock or a bump to the system and its piping. To evade such occurrences, when installed, your system should be mounted and well-grounded.
A refrigerant leak can be extremely detrimental to health, so if you suspect that the refrigerant is leaking you should call an AC expert for repair or replacement ASAP.
If the air conditioner fails to turn off, the wiring aspect of the system could be the problem. A qualified technician can check your wiring and correct the problem. If you notice these problems, be quick to call a professional and don’t switch it on until the problem is resolved, because you might be exposed to electrical shocks from the not well-functioning air conditioning system.
This problem might arise from a thermostat which is not working well. It might also happen as a result of a frozen coil which is responsible for evaporation. Evaporation is vital for cooling and if this coil is frozen a service technician will be able to get it working.
A smelly air conditioner will almost always be attributed to clogged or dirty air filters. This also reduces the efficiency of your air conditioning system, often resulting in more energy consumption and significantly higher energy bills.
To stop this from happening we need to clean our air conditioning system more regularly; use coil cleaners and filter deodorisers which chemically clean your unit.
Noise from the air conditioning system results from a clogged air filter which causes the system to experience hardship while doing its function. And you know if the air is having difficulty leaving one area through a small hole it will produce some sound. To avoid this, clean the system regularly and also replaces your air filter regularly.
If your problem hasn’t been covered by our troubleshooting guide, chances are it is a more serious problem with a technical aspect of your air conditioner.
In these cases, you should get a professional Alliance service technician to act on the problems before they develop into major issues which would evidently cost a lot more money to fix and at times cannot be resolved.
Ideally, it is better to get the team to work on your air conditioner and service it regularly in order to prevent major breakdowns. At Alliance, our HVAC family is equipped with highly qualified experts in air conditioning repair. If you’ve noticed a problem with your AC unit, give us a call and we’ll drive out to anywhere in NSW for a free quote anytime.
Although we always encourage our customers to stick with the most effective solution within their budget, there are times when repairing the AC unit may not be the most cost-effective option. In some cases (especially when the air conditioning system is significantly outdated), the parts required to fix the system may end up costing you a fortune.
Our friendly Alliance technicians will always provide tailored recommendations for your specific AC model and provide you with transparent pricing that weighs up the pros and cons of repair. Usually in these cases, however, it can be far more beneficial to opt for air conditioner replacement over repair.
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