The Frigidaire air conditioner makes things a lot easier. You get to keep your room cool at different temperatures throughout the summer. When it comes to installing or using the Frigidaire air conditioner, knowing its parts and how they work does help out.
In this article, we have provided you with a Frigidaire air conditioner parts diagram to help you learn about all the components.
Frigidaire Air Conditioner Parts Diagram
Frigidaire Air Conditioner Parts Explained
The air filter is a crucial part of the air conditioner. The function of the air filter is to ensure that dirt, dust, and different particles do not spread in the air of your room or home. The air filter is designed to purify and filter debris for cleaner and healthier air.
With continuous use, the filter will get filled with dirt particles. When this happens, the efficiency of the air conditioner will be affected and the filter would have to be changed. If the air filter is not changed, then airflow will decrease and it can start to spread polluted, dirty air into your room or home. Replacing the air filter or cleaning it would solve this problem with airflow.
Evaporator Thermistor Sensor
The evaporator thermistor, also known as a thermistor, is a feature or device in the air conditioner that detects the evaporator temperature inside the air conditioner and then sends the information to the main control board.
The main control board control regulates the temperature of the room based on the information provided by the evaporator thermistor. The evaporator thermistor needs to remain functional for the air conditions to work properly. If your air conditioner is too warm, too cold, or not cooling properly, it could be an indication that the evaporator thermistor is faulty.
You can confirm that the evaporator thermistor is faulty using a multimeter. When you get a multimeter, test the evaporator thermistor for continuity. If there is no continuity, the evaporator thermistor is faulty and would have to be replaced.
The condenser fan blade fits on the air conditioner motor shaft. It is one of the most vital components of the air conditioner system. When activated, the fan blade will circulate air over the condenser to cool the refrigerant before it enters the evaporator.
Depending on the type of air conditioner, the evaporator coil could be located in the indoor unit or in the air handler. The refrigerant flowing through the system is cooled to a low temperature before entering the evaporator coils. Warm air from your home will be drawn in your HVAC unit and blown over the cool evaporator coils. This will extract the heat and cool the air down. The condenser fan located behind the evaporator coil will then blow this cool air back inside which reduces your home temperature.
These evaporator coils are mainly made out of copper but they are also made of steel or aluminum build. Copper is usually the best choice because it has better thermal conductivity. It also has other perks like it is easier to work with, and is effortless to maintain.
With continuous use, there can be a buildup of dirt and dust in the coils which could reduce their efficiency. This can also block the condensation drain and result in refrigerant leaks.
This is one of the most important components of the air conditioner. The compressor is the workhouse unit of the air conditioner and consumes most of the energy. it is also the most expensive part of the system. The function of the compressor is to compress the refrigerant, which comes as a warm vapor, to a hot compressed liquid. The hot compressed liquid is then cooled down and expanded again to remove heat from the indoor air.
The size of the compressor depends on the size of your air conditioner. To prolong the life of the compressor, always check for refrigerant leaks, prevent dirt & contamination, and keep the condenser coils cleaned.
Right in between the condenser and evaporator, there is a little component called an expansion valve. When the refrigerant is turned into a liquid, it will be unable to absorb the heat. When in the expansion valve, the refrigerant expands into gas due to a drop in pressure. There, it is also rapidly cooled. The gaseous, cooled refrigerant returns to the evaporator coils to repeat the air conditioning process.
The condenser coil is the opposite of the evaporator. Its function is to pull away heat from the refrigerant and ejects it to the outside environment. You will find the condenser coil in the outdoor unit of your air conditioner.
The evaporator coil is designed to work in reverse to the condenser. It features a fan blowing heat away from it. You will notice the hot air blowing out of the outside the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. This is the heat that the condenser is pulling out during the air conditioning process when changing the refrigerant from a hot vapor to a hot liquid.
The refrigerant or coolant is a special fluid that is necessary for the cooling of your room via the air conditioning system. The refrigerant operates on a closed loop and carries heat from the inside of your room or home to the outside. The refrigerant acts as the messenger/traveler. The refrigerant changes state from liquid to vapor at convenient temperatures for the air conditioning cycle.
The refrigerant will move through an air conditioner’s cooling tubes and coil which are connected from the inside unit to the outside unit. They will absorb heat from your indoor air and change state from gas to liquid. When the heat is absorbed from the inside air, the refrigerant will travel to the outdoor unit and the heat will be pushed outdoors.
Other Frigidaire Air Conditioner Parts
- Ductwork – Ductwork is a component of the air conditioner’s distribution system that carries warm air to the central conditioner and cooled air from the conditioner to the living areas.
- Indoor Unit – The indoor unit is the part of the air conditioner that contains the evaporator coil and the blower equipment.
- Condenser Fan – The condenser fan is a component that draws heat away from the condenser coils.
- Thermostat – The thermostat is designed to regulate the operation of the air conditioning system from inside the home.