Problem: Compressor will not run. First, you turn off the power to the air conditioning system. Second you inspect your air conditioner’s wiring to make sure you do not have any burnt or loose wires. Third you check to see if your capacitor is swollen or not. If the capacitor is swollen it is a sure sign that you need a new capacitor and more than likely you have found the problem. Some capacitors can still be weak and not be swollen. We sell capacitors on the following page: Please click here to go to our capacitors page. Please contact us anytime if you have a question. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If it isn’t a capacitor problem you could check your compressor terminals. There are three compressor terminals housed under a compressor terminal box. You would need to remove the compressor terminal cover and you might find that one or two of the compressor terminals have burned completely off. I have found this quiet often. Yes! that is why the compressor is not running! If the compressor terminals are in good shape you can test the compressor to see if the compressor windings are good or not by watching the YouTube video below made by Eddie Leverich. This video shows how to test a compressor. Thanks Mr. Leverich!
Solution: If your air conditioner’s terminals wires or terminals are burnt then you can usually repair the burnt terminals by purchasing the Term-Lok Compressor terminal repair kit that we sell. Remove the old burnt terminal/terminals, and use the “Term-Lok” compressor terminal repair kit to replace the burnt terminals and wires. Please click here if you are interested in seeing the Term-Lok compressor terminal repair kit that we sell. We also sell another version of the Term-Lok repair kit called the QwikLug Compressor Terminal Repair kit on the following page: Please click here for the compressor terminal Quick Lug Terminal repair kit. Below we have a YouTube video that was made by supertech35 that shows the installed term-lock repair kit: Thanks supertech35!
The “Term-Lok” compressor terminal repair kit is one of my favorite items to have on the truck during the summer time. The “Term-Lok” compressor terminal repair kit has saved many of my customers from having to purchase new compressors or air conditioning systems. I see many, many burnt compressor terminals during the course of the summer. Many contractors will tell their customers, “You need a new compressor or new air conditioning unit.” Most of the time this is not true! All you need to do is use the “Term-Lok” kit to repair the compressor terminals and you are back in business for a long, long time. Before I found out about the “Term Lok” compressor terminal repair kit I would try to solder the terminals on using a soldering gun. I found out the hard way that the solder would not hold but for a short period of time. Before long, I would get a call again, “My air conditioner is not working.” I would go look at the compressor terminals, and there again, one of the terminals or terminal was burnt completely off again. I could not believe it! Since I have started using the “Term-Lok” repair kit, I have not had one call back for burnt compressor terminals! This new Term-Lok compressor terminal repair kit is not cheap, but it is much better than having to get a new compressor or air conditioning system. This compressor terminal kit costs around $40.00. I figure the kit is so expensive because of the brass terminal connectors and the way they have permanently connected the #10 gauge wires. What I really like about this kit is that it lasts! No more burnt compressor terminals! The kit is called “Term-Lok” because it actually locks the wires to each compressor terminal. You use a small Allen key wrench to tighten or lock the solid brass terminals to the compressor terminal stubs. There is an Allen screw that can be placed in either the bottom or top of the brass terminal. This makes the installation easy. If there is 1/4 inch left on the compressor terminal studs, then you can use the terminal lock kit to fix your compressor. Be prepared for the hot summer and have a compressor “Term-Lok” terminal repair kit on hand. Please click here if you are interested in seeing the Term-Lok compressor terminal repair kit that we sell
We sell the QwikLug Compressor Terminal Repair Kit on the following page: Please click here for the compressor terminal Quick Lug Terminal repair kit . We also have a YouTube Video that shows this Kit installation. This video was produced by Mainstream Engineering. Thanks to Mainstream Engineering for making this informative video!