So starting yesterday my AC started acting up.
As a FYI im a DOD Civilian that works on AEGIS weapon system so while im not an AC repair guru i can translate the general troubleshooting i do at work to the home system.
Its been hot the past couple days but weve had hot spells in the past couple months before and everything worked great.
What ive done so far.
-Checked start capacitor and verified that condenser fan and motor are starting up.
-Made sure condenser was vacuumed out and sprayed the coils with coil cleaner then hosed them off.
-Brand new air filter
-Evaporator coils look clean
-Condenser large line is sweating but no signs of frost
-Evaporator coils never show any sign of frost
When i turn it off for awhile then turn it back on it will cool for about 8 minutes.
With a temperature probe in one of the vents the air temp starts at about 80 with just the fan running, then when i turn on cool it will drop down to about 58, but after about 8 minutes the temperature starts climbing back up again.
If anyone has any ideas or recommendations im open to any help.
Only thing i cant do is check freon levels, which im trying to find someone who isnt backed up to do that.
Last thing i did was open up the Evaporator coil cover to check for frosting. And its been running for the past 30 minutes with 60 degrees coming out the vent, so thats a positive.
But i dont like the intermittent nature of this so will continue trying to research the issue.