Window Air Conditioner Articles and Videos

These articles and how-to videos about window air conditioners give advice for maintaining your window air conditioner, and offer troubleshooting tips if you have a problem. You can find more window air conditioner use and care instructions and tips in your window air conditioner's owner's manual. If you need step-by-step repair instructions, see our DIY window air conditioner help.

Window Air Conditioner Common Parts Glossary

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Window Air Conditioner Common Parts Glossary

Check out this list of typical replacement parts for window air conditioners and learn what each part does.

Window Air Conditioner Common Questions

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Window Air Conditioner Common Questions

Browse this list of questions we hear from our Sears PartsDirect customers most frequently, to see if we have the answer to your question.

How to Figure Out Which Room Air Conditioner You Need

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How to Figure Out Which Room Air Conditioner You Need

Grab your calculator and punch in these numbers to figure out how many BTUs your room AC needs to keep you cool.

Troubleshooting a Leaking Room Air Conditioner

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Troubleshooting a Leaking Room Air Conditioner

Learn the causes of the water leaks from room air conditioners and how to correct them.

How to Fix a Smelly Room Air Conditioner

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How to Fix a Smelly Room Air Conditioner

Learn how to remove and prevent odors in a window air conditioner.

Window Air Conditioner Myths Busted

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Window Air Conditioner Myths Busted

Let's clear up some misconceptions about room air conditioners.

How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

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How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

How to Wear Out Your Window Air Conditioner

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How to Wear Out Your Window Air Conditioner

This tongue-in-check article explains how to wear out your window air conditioner so you can sweat off pounds in time for swimsuit season.

What to Check if Your Air Conditioner Isn't Cooling Video

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What to Check if Your Air Conditioner Isn't Cooling Video

If your central air conditioner isn't cooling as it should, we'll show you how to check for a tripped float switch and clogs in the drain pipe.

Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

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How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

How to Maintain Your Window Air Conditioner

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How to Maintain Your Window Air Conditioner

These simple maintenance tips help your window air conditioner keep its cool.