To troubleshoot a GE air conditioner, you must first identify the specific problem. Common problems with GE air conditioners include poor air flow, smoke on air vents and failure to cool properly. Other problems include loud noises, freezing coils and water leakage.
If the air in the conditioner is not flowing freely, the air filter might be dirty or clogged. Cleaning the air filter regularly helps to solve this problem. Smoke comes out of the air vents when cold dry air comes into direct contact with warmer moist air near the air conditioner. Running the fan at higher speed helps to cool the room air.
A window unit may fail to cool if the front vents are blocked, or when the air filter is dirty. Removing blinds, curtains and furniture around the unit and cleaning the air filter aids in eliminating this problem. A worn out compressor causes a GE air conditioner to produce unusually loud noises, and replacing the compressor rectifies this. Freezing coils are caused by a faulty thermostat or an overrunning fan. To solve this problem, set the thermostat at a higher speed and the fan speed at a lower setting.
Water leakage in the conditioner occurs when the through wall is leaning too far forward. Adjusting the position of the air conditioner to make it lean slightly back helps to rectify this.