There are many factors that cause AC to overheat and overload. The following describes how to handle an AC compressor that overheats due to the high pressure of the freon. However, it would be better to call air conditioning filter cleaning for any AC problem that you want to fix.
Hot compressors can cause overload to become active, so the compressor cannot work, this is intended to protect the compressor from greater damage. Then the compressor must be cooled first using a wet cloth so that the contact on the overload can be reconnected, so that the compressor can work again. The methods are as follows:
• Open the top of the outdoor casing so that the compressor can be reached.
• In the outdoor section, there is electrical equipment in the form of contactors, capacitors, supply cables, etc. which are still voltage when the AC is on. So for security reasons, you should first turn off the AC and unplug the AC power cord from the socket, because the material we use to cool the compressor here is a wet cloth containing water.
• Cool the compressor by placing the wet cloth on the compressor body. • Wait for a while until the compressor is completely cold.
When the compressor is cold, the overload contact will be connected to the compressor again, so the compressor can work again. To be sure, check whether the overload condition is still in good condition or not. When it’s normal. Furthermore, you turn on the air conditioner and immediately check the compressor outdoor unit. If the compressor can work. You must also check the compressor’s working pressure and current immediately to ensure that the AC system’s working pressure and current are normal or not. Then, you should close the outdoor casing again as before.
To deal with problems like overheating, it can usually be done with the steps above. However, if the problem occurs due to a leaky AC system and blocked freon circulation that can make the compressor become jammed.