Attached to motors, they send a jolt to start up the motor (a “start” capacitor), or a regular series of jolts to keep the motor working ( a “run” capacitor). In an air conditioner, capacitors work with three different motors: the compressor, the blower motor, and the outside fan.
Step 1: Turn off your AC at the thermostat. Go to your thermostat and set it to “off.”
Step 2: Find the circuit breaker box.
Step 3: Reset the AC’s circuit breaker.
Step 4: Wait 30 minutes.
Step 5: Turn the thermostat back to “cool” and celebrate.
How do I reset my air conditioning unit?
Follow these 5 steps to restart your AC safely and get your comfort back.