Today, I will teach you how to open the front panel on a Frigidaire air conditioner. This can be done by sliding it off of its hinges at the top, which are positioned near where your hand would naturally go when touching or grabbing the unit. Once you have slid it up and out of the way, there will be screws that need to be unscrewed for you to access what is inside.
These screws should be found around the edges of the panel. The one exception is if something has gone wrong with your air conditioner and needs repair -this could involve removing an additional screw somewhere else on the outside of your unit in order for someone with proper training and tools to get inside.The first step in getting started with how to open front panel on frigidaire air conditioner.
Tools You Need
- Flathead screwdriver
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Rounded up ahead screwdriver or a coat hanger
- Paper clips or a wire
- Mini screwdriver set
Step by Step Guide on How to Open Front Panel on Frigidaire Air Conditioner
Step One: Turn off the Air Conditioner
If your Frigidaire air conditioner is still plugged in, make sure to turn off the main power switch. This will cut the flow of electricity and ensure you don’t get an electric shock when working with it.
Step Two: Remove All Visible Screws on the Front Panel
There are visible screws on the front panel’s top, bottom, left side, and right side. Use a standard screwdriver to remove all these screws. After removing all visible screws, place them together with the main screws from the backside of the air conditioner, so you don’t lose track of them or mix them up.
Step Three: Open the Air Conditioner’s Doors
After removing all visible screws on the front panel, you can now open it up. Notice that the doors are connected to the air conditioner by hinges. Gently push each door of the air conditioner outward so it can be detached from its hinges.
Step Four: Detach the Control Panel
Remove all screws on your control panel so you can detach it from its position. When removing screws, make sure to keep track of them and put them back in the same place if you plan on reassembling your air conditioner. As seen in the picture below, there are two different types of screws that you need to pay attention to.
Step Five: Take out the Front Panel from its Position
After removing all visible and control panel screws, you can now take out the front panel from its position. To do so, pull it up gently until it detaches from where it is connected at the bottom part of your air conditioner.
Step Six: Check for Blockage
After taking out your front panel, check if there is any blockage in your evaporator and condenser coils. To clean them correctly, use a brush or vacuum cleaner to get rid of all dirt, debris, leaves, etc., that may be blocking the flow of air through these coils.
Step Seven: Put the Front Panel back on.
After you have cleaned your evaporator and condenser coils, put your front panel back in position. Make sure to match the grooves of the panel with the corresponding parts on your air conditioner so they can fit together nicely. Screw all screws that go across these grooves (left side, right side, top, bottom) to make sure your panel stays in place.
Step Eight: Screwback the Control Panel
After putting your front panel back where it originally belongs, screw back the control panel that you detached in Step 4 using both screws that are on its sides and the ones that connect it to your air conditioner. You can also opt to use screws that are of the same type when screwing it back in place.
Step Nine: Put back all visible screws
After screwing back the control panel, it’s time to put back all the visible screws that you unscrewed in. Make sure to use your screwdriver again and to line up each of these screws with its corresponding slot on your air conditioner.
Step Ten: Plugin Your Air Conditioner Back On
Finally, you can now plug in your air conditioner back to its power source and turn it on. Your Frigidaire air conditioning unit should be fully functional again after following the steps above. Use this guide if you plan on cleaning your air conditioner’s coils or if there is a blockage that needs to be fixed.
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A window air conditioner is one of the most vital items you need to have at your house. Unfortunately, there are so many different things that can go wrong with it, making it not work. When this happens, there are a few simple ways to fix an AC unit if you’re handy. However, there are some instances when you need to know how to open front panel on frigidaire air conditioner. You’ll notice that your unit is leaking water or that it’s making a strange sound.
If you are having trouble with your Frigidaire air conditioner, a simple solution may be easy to fix. First, you will need to open the front panel on your unit to gain access and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. To do this, remove the screws from the bottom of the cabinet by using a screwdriver.
Once you have removed all of them, pull up gently on each side of the door while pulling outwards away from it at an angle until it pops off easily. The inside should now be visible for troubleshooting purposes!
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