Repairing our pal's portable a/c unit

I’ve always thought of myself as being pretty handy with tools and beach new home repairs, i can handle most repairs on our automobile too, from a simple tire change and spark plug substitutement to an engine tune-up! I have all the tools and component necessary to handle this at beach new home in our garage, however I’ve never thought to use our “workshop” as a venue to service other appliances, then that is, until a friend of mine asked me to repair up his portable a/c unit.

This was one of those models that fits into a window in a new home or apartment, and can be bought for next to nothing! I get the appeal of these window air conditioner units since they can technically be installed anywhere, however they aren’t the most long-lasting option, still, I decided I would try using our garage as a workshop to repair up his a/c component – or at least try to do it, then he told me it wasn’t blowing frigid air anymore, however when I jammed the component in to test it, the portable a/c component wasn’t blowing anything at all! I inspected the refrigerant line, too – it was fully charged.

I figured the motor for the blower fan must be broken or burned out, so I opened up the component and inspected it out. Sure enough, I found that the motor was totally burned out! My friend must’ve been running this window air conditioner component for afternoons and evenings separate from a single stop. I was able to find a substitutement motor for the blower fan at this interest shop near our house, and got the window air conditioner component working again!