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This step-by-step DIY repair guide explains how to reset Frigidaire air conditioner- resetting your air con is really the simplest way to fix some of the issues that could be causing it to malfunction.
Before we look at the steps, here are some of the problems resetting your Frigidaire air conditioner can help resolve quickly…
- The unit not blowing cool air even though it is set to the “cool” mode.
- Your AC failing to fully kick on after a power outage.
Besides, resetting the unit can help resolve some Frigidaire air conditioner error codes (on some models) by potentially clearing software glitches that could be generating the error codes.
In other words, it is a good idea to consider resetting your Frigidaire air conditioner each time you encounter a problem whose cause is unclear.
Let us proceed to the actual steps now….
How do you reset a Frigidaire window air conditioner
There are several ways but the quickest and easiest way to reset Frigidaire window air conditioner is by unplugging the ac unit for a couple of minutes then plugging it back in..
We look at all the different reset methods below
How to reset Frigidaire air conditioner [step-by-step]
In most cases, Frigidaire Air Conditioners are reset by following the steps below:
Step 1: Locate the reset button
Needless to say, the simplest method of resetting the AC is via the reset button. That being so, your first step is locating the reset button- nearly all modern Frigidaire A/Cs have the button on them.
Quick Tip: If you can’t locate the button, your AC’s manual will be handy- check it to see where it is exactly located.
Note that Frigidaire ACs have a special fuse typically attached to their power cord to help you reset the device. In fact, the reset button is on the plug in most Frigidaire ACs so check there first.
Step 2: Unplug the air conditioner
Next, unplug your AC from the electrical outlet for 15 seconds (at least) then immediately plug it back into the wall outlet.
Step 3: Hold down the reset button (for 3 or so seconds)
Here now is precisely how to reset Frigidaire air conditioner: Hold down the reset button for about three seconds then release.
If everything else is fine and daddy, your unit should now kick on without any further hiccups.
Quick Tip: If by chance the AC fails to kick on, don’t panic- repeat the step but this time you can try to hold down the button for a little longer (we suggest 5 seconds).
If this still won’t make it reset and kick on, you can opt for the circuit breaker ‘method’.
- Find your unit’s circuit breaker panel.
- Now flip the circuit breaker “off”.
- Wait for a couple of minutes before you attempt to turn it back on- you can wait for about ten minutes.
- Lastly, try to turn your air con back on.
This could ‘rebuild’ the control board, possibly fixing the faults that have caused the unit to stop working entirely or fail to work properly.
Quick Tip: Ensure you have set the AC to the temperature you desire and wait for your AC to cool the room to verify it’s now working well.
Frigidaire air conditioner filter reset
Still on the topic of resetting Frigidaire air conditioners, sometimes you’re required to reset your unit’s reusable air filter.
Of course, this becomes necessary once the ‘filter reset light’ comes on – doing so resets its accumulated run time and can save you the expense of a new filter (you don’t want to buy a filter prematurely)
So, how do you reset a Frigidaire air conditioner air filter?
Simply follow these steps if your light has just come on (remember that the light signals that the filter is dirty so your first task is cleaning the filter):
Frigidaire air conditioner air filter reset steps
- Turn off the AC.
- Find the filter compartment then open it.
- Grasp the filter (hold it by its tab) then lift it out. For the most part, there are no fasteners holding it so it comes out effortlessly.
Important: Where the unit has more than one filter- portable models tend to have three- start by removing the first (top) one. You then proceed to unscrew the unit’s lower intake grille. You then remove the filter on the side panel and finally, its counterpart behind the grille.
- Vacuum the excess dirt from the filter using the right upholstery attachment. Be careful- the last thing you want is damaging the filter.
- Next, wipe the residue dust off the sides using a microfiber cloth/soft sponge soaked in a bowl of warm water (add a couple of drops of your regular dish-washing detergent). You can switch to dipping the cloth in a bowl of clean water once the filter is clean (when doing the final touches).
- Allow the filter to dry out completely – it might take several hours.
- Re-install the filter.
- For the light to shut, hold down on the reset filter button for about 3-5 seconds.
Quick Tip: For models such as Frigidaire FGRC0844S1 air conditioner, the reset filter button is found on their front panel. You need to hold it down for the 3 seconds to have the filter timer reset after clean-up.
Note that more regular cleaning of the filter(s) may be essential if your Frigidaire air con is constantly in use, is being subjected to more dusty conditions, or you’re having fur-bearing pets in your house.
How to reset Frigidaire air conditioner – Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
How do you reset a Frigidaire window air conditioner?
If you’re unsure about how to reset Frigidaire window air conditioner, well it is super easy…
In a nutshell, all you have to do is first unplug it then hold down the reset button for a few seconds (we recommend 3-5 seconds).
It should now kick on successfully if it doesn’t have a more advanced problem.
We hope you found this information helpful.
All the same, be sure to search for relevant YouTube tutorials if you’re still afraid of messing something up.
And oh, dial 1-800-944-9044 if you’re one of those who may want to call for Frigidaire service– perhaps the above procedures have not helped you eliminate the issue that is bugging your unit.
Till next time…