Depending on the level of damage found, removing and replacing the air conditioner cord plug head is the best way to repair the cord on an AC window unit. Power cords with multiple tears and cuts in the rubber casing or ... More »

Some portions of windows air conditioner units are simple to repair, but the compact design of window air conditioners might require users to disassemble almost all of a unit to reach certain components, explains HowStuf... More »

If a window air conditioner no longer provides chilled air, the problem is not one that can be fixed with simple do-it-yourself methods. Experts agree that refrigerant leaks should be detected and remedied only by someon... More »

To clean a window air conditioner, slide the unit out of its case, move it outside to work, and straighten any bent fins. Vacuum the coils, spray with air conditioner cleaner, and rinse with a hose. Once the unit is clea... More »

At least once a year a window air conditioner must receive routine maintenance, or else the unit's performance and efficiency may degrade while the risk of breaking down increases. A window air conditioner must be remove... More »

An open vent on a window air conditioner allows fresh air from outside to come into the home and circulate along with the cool air produced by the unit. A closed vent prevents warm, fresh air from entering the home. More »

Window measurements should be taken before buying the air conditioner, and when installing the air conditioner, it might be necessary to remove the window so the unit can fit. After the unit is in place, all air leaks sh... More »