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Air Conditioner turns itself off

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by joel, 7th Dec, 2015.

  1. joel

    joel Well-Known Member

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    I've been working on a house during settlement - in 40 degree heat - and only just found out the air conditioner doesn't work.

    It's a Samsung split system, I turn it on and all is well until 10 seconds later when it beeps 3 times and turns off.

    Anyone got any ideas on what the problem is? Or alternatively, is there any way I can make the vendor get it fixed?
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Have you googled the instruction manual? Are you painting today?
     
  3. Simon Hampel

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    Got the instruction manual?

    Search the Samsung aircon website - find out what the three beeps means in the diagnostic section.

    If it's broken or needs servicing - I'd say the vendor needs to have it fixed before settlement.
     
  4. Wall Street

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    New energy saving feature? ;)
     
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  5. joel

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    Can others confirm this? I don't want to pay for it.

    I am back at work today, I only reno on weekends, no manual for this damn thing but I'll try to google one.
     
  6. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Adelaide assigns days to each house when they can use their air con! you must have "evens"
     
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  7. Westminster

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    Did you buy it 'as is' or was there a clause saying all electrical and plumbing items must be working?
    Generally if it's broken and it's not an 'as is' sale then they need to fix it.
    Before settlement you would do an inspection and ensure that every item is working and those that are not need to be fixed.
     
  8. Wall Street

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    Sounds like @joel looks to have 'odds' and 'evens'
     
  9. joel

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    As I'm doing work on it prior to settlement I think I've taken it "as is" :(

    The agent reckons it does work, it could've just been too hot for it (which kind of defeats the purpose of an air conditioner)

    Unrelated q: as a rule of thumb, what % of a property's value do you guys generally apportion to renovation? My budget has been blown out of the water, damn tradies.
     
  10. willair

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    It will be in the settings on your manual control,the beep will be in safe mode or needs to be reset,or just pull the front of the unit off they flip down and check the filters they may also be full of dust that may have a system that goes into safe mode stand-by when the filters are not flowing right..imho..
     
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  11. Westminster

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    Give your conveyancer a call, they will know.

    As to % depends on what type of reno. 5% for cosmetic up to 10% that includes kitchen or bathroom. What has blown out?
     
  12. joel

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    Filters are clean.

    I was aiming for under 2% as it's mostly cosmetic and a cheapie, but I had to get a plumber out which was almost $500 and then the air con repair will just add more to that. Replacing things has been the biggest headache because everything has required additional fittings/connections/modifications.
     
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    Is it set to heat? Thermostat will realise that the temperature has been reached and will turn off. Should have a snow crystal on the display.
     
  14. joel

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    Definitely had the snowflake on the remote display
     
  15. Westminster

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    Did you ring your conveyancer?I don't think early access would give up your rights but it depends what the early access agreement says.
     
  16. joel

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    It says I accept it as is. Conveyancer reckons I'll have to pay for it, if it is indeed broken.
     
  17. Westminster

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    Darn. Do you have Facebook group called Adelaide beer economy? We have Perth Beer Economy and heaps of tradies on there will come out for small jobs for alcohol.
     
  18. Stu

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    When supervising I used to get house owners that would arrive on site and bring the trades coffees, food and sometimes a beer or two on a Friday afternoon. End result - these small kindnesses get repaid tenfold - letterboxes get built for free - additional tiling is completed without charge etc.
    It isn't always about the money - a beer and a genuine interest in the person/ trade does wonders!!
     
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  19. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Try to find the manual if you can or if you end up needing to replace it keep the manual it comes with. Hopefully it has some diagnostic or maintenance info you can try.

    See Tenancy Tip Thursday - Appliance Manuals
     
  20. Corey Batt

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    Check the filters - auto switch off can be due to restricted flow.