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What Should I Do If My Air conditioner is not responding To Remote?

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It’s so frustrating when the air conditioner stops responding to the remote. Every time, you have to get up to adjust the temperature, mode, swing, or switching the AC ON and off. The situation seems to be more irritating when the AC stops responding to the remote at night when you are fallen into a deep sleep.

In such cases, both AC and the remote can be at fault. Or, the way you are using the remote might be wrong. Reaching a conclusion might be difficult for you, so it’s better to hire a technician who specializes in appliance repair. It will become easy for you to determine the fault and take the right steps further to avoid any other damages.

Meanwhile, you should try troubleshooting the problem. It might resolve the problem or help the technician to speed up the repair process.

In this post, we will discuss the steps that you should follow.

You should check the remote control 

As the problem is related to remote, you should start by checking the same. The screen on the remote control should be ON and you can read the information on it. If the screen isn’t working, you should replace the battery. It might resolve the problem.

When replacing the battery, you should check the metal parts for corrosion. Also, you should check the user manual to ensure you are using the correct batteries and inspect that you are inserting the batteries right.

Another way to recognize the fault in the battery is by controlling the AC from another remote control of the same brand. If the AC works, you should replace the current remote control as it’s faulty.

You should check the proximity of the remote to the AC unit

The place from where you operate the AC unit matters a lot for proper response to the remote. Typically, the remote control should be 10 meters away from the AC unit to be able to operate. Also, there should be no furniture or other objects, blocking the sensor path. If the distance is more than 10 meters, the AC will not respond.

You should inspect the sensors on both the air conditioner and the remote control. You should make sure there isn’t dirt or grime on the sensors because it may prevent the signals from reaching the desired destination. Also, you should try preventing moisture from the sensors. You should use a clean cloth to remove the dirt and wipe the moisture.

You should restart the AC system 

If nothing is detected after inspecting the remote control and checking its proximity with the AC unit, you should reset the system by turning off the main electrical system. You should turn off the system for about 30 minutes and start it again to use. Sometimes, resetting helps the AC unit to forget the past problems and start fresh. And thus, the problem gets resolved.

If this technique doesn’t work, you should book an appliance repair service so that a technician can perform a diagnostic system check. The technician will find the panel inside the indoor unit that no longer understands the actions of the remote. The technician will replace the panel and also test the remote control.

Lastly, you should keep two important things in your mind. You should store the remote control at the right place, away from dirt and moisture. And you should invest in a brand model when replacing the remote control. These two simple hacks will not only prevent such problems but also extend the life of the remote control.

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