Coleman Air Conditioner Repair Guide 2019
(Updated for 2019)
This Coleman air conditioner repair guide will teach you about replacing your air filter, common issues, troubleshooting tips, and more.
Please note, the following is for informational purposes only. Any servicing you attempt is at your own risk.
Coleman, At a Glance
Coleman has been around since the early 1900s, and they successfully expanded into the HVAC business in the late 1950s. Since then, they’ve become a household name in heating and cooling products, and you may even have a Coleman air conditioner keeping your house cool right now.
Any air conditioner is an investment, and proper service and repairs are important if you want to get the most from the money you put into your cooling system. To help with that, we’ve put together this simple Coleman air conditioner repair guide to teach you about troubleshooting, maintenance, repairs, and more.
How to Replace Your Coleman Air Filter
Air conditioner air filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days during the cooling season. A cooling system with a new filter will operate optimally, be the most efficient, and keep your indoor air quality high and free of excess dust, allergens, and other contaminants. To change your air filter:
- Turn off power to the unit
- Locate the filter: check in the return air duct or on the indoor unit
- Remove the grille from the return air duct, or remove the access panel from the indoor unit
- Slide out the old filter
- Clean the old filter or get a new one*
- Slide the clean or new filter into place using the arrows for guidance
- Replace the grille or access panel
- Turn the power back on
*To clean an air conditioner filter, wipe it down with soap and water, rinse it clean, and leave it to dry somewhere that’s cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight.
What’s Wrong With Your Coleman Air Conditioner?
Remember to turn your A/C completely off before opening it up to look around or attempt any fix.
Air conditioners make lots of noises, and they don’t always indicate a problem. For example, it’s normal to hear a low hissing sound when the system is running as refrigerant runs through the unit. Similarly, a quiet squeaking sound during operation is also typical as metal and plastic parts expand and contract with the temperature changes. However, gurgling and bubbling sounds aren’t good, and these suggest a refrigerant leak.
When to Get a Technician for Coleman A/C Repairs
There are definitely some air conditioner services, maintenance, and repairs you can take care of yourself, especially changing the filter and annual cleaning. But there are also more complex repairs that will require the assistance of a trained technician, and now we’re going to tell you which services those are:
- Any problems involving critical components like the compressor or coil
- Electrical, wiring, and voltage problems
- Poor cooling and output issues that are unrelated to the thermostat
- Frequent fuse blows or circuit breaker trips
- Refrigerant leaks
- Water leaks
- Erratic and unpredictable operation
- Burning smells
- A hot or worn power cord
- Loud and strange sounds
Who to Call For Coleman Air Conditioner Repairs
A good HVAC company has a great track record and reputation in the community, plenty of experience in the field, trained staff and licensed technicians, adequate insurance, and more. To determine if an HVAC company in your area is trustworthy and reliable would take a lot of effort and research on your part.
We’ve taken the hassle out of the task by putting together an independent HVAC contractor certification program that we use to evaluate and certify qualifying companies, and that you can use to find a reliable local technician next time you need air conditioner repairs or service.
Coleman’s Warranty Coverage
Warranty terms are an important thing to look at when you’re buying a new air conditioner because a good warranty could mean the difference between hassle-free service and an expensive repair that you have to pay for out of pocket. All Coleman models come with a good warranty that includes:
- Lifetime limited warranty for the compressor (Echelon models and LX CC17)
- 10-year limited warranty for the compressor (all other LX models)
- 10-year limited parts warranty
- 90-day labour limited warranty
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