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Where Is the Reset Button on the Air-Conditioning Unit?

You might have to reset your AC after a power outage or in case of a minor malfunction. The good news is that the process is relatively simple.

A lot of air conditioners feature a reset button; it’s usually located along the outdoor unit’s bottom edge or on the power supply cord if you have a window AC. The units that don’t have a special button can be reset at the circuit breaker.

Where Is the Reset Button on the Air-Conditioning Unit?

The air conditioners that feature a reset button usually have it on the outside unit. Look for the button along the bottom edge; it should typically be red, so if your unit has a reset button locating it shouldn’t be too challenging.

Some reset buttons can be located inside the outdoor unit, behind the service panel. In such a case, make sure to cut off the power to the system before beginning your search.

The best way to find the reset button on your particular unit is by consulting the owner’s manual.

Air conditioners that don’t have a designated reset button can be rebooted from the thermostat or at the circuit breaker.

Reset Button Lennox Air Conditioner

The majority of Lennox air-cons don’t have a reset button, but they do have a pressure switch that can be used to reboot the whole system.

  1. Turn off the power to the system.
  2. Remove the unit’s back panel.
  3. Locate a copper line (it’s usually at the bottom).
  4. Next to the line, you’ll see a red switch that you need to push.

Midea Air Conditioner Reset Button

Some Midea window air conditioners have two buttons on the plug head of the power supply cord – the test button and the reset button. To reboot the system, all you would have to do is press the latter.

Where Is the Reset Button on Amana Air Conditioner?

Depending on what type of Amana air conditioner you have, you can reboot the system by either locating the reset button on the outdoor unit or performing a manual reset.

If you have a PTAC unit, then you would have to manually reset the air-con.

  1. Remove the forward-facing plastic covering.
  2. Locate the master switch under the control panel and turn it to ‘off’.
  3. Find the ‘heat’ and ‘cool’ buttons and press both of them down simultaneously.
  4. While holding the buttons, turn the master switch back to ‘on’.
  5. If you have managed to successfully reset the unit, you should see a red light next to the ‘off’ button. 

Read: Why Air Conditioner Is Not Heating?

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Window Air Conditioner Reset Button

Window ACs don’t typically have a reset button. All you would have to do to reboot the system is unplug the unit and then plug it back in.

However, you might first want to look for a reset button on the power supply cord as some models do have a designated reset button on the plug head. 

Read: Why Window Air Conditioner All Lights Flashing And Beeping

York Air Conditioner Reset Button

The chances are high that your York air conditioner doesn’t feature a reset button, so you would have to manually reset the unit if there ever is such a need. 

  1. Turn off the thermostat.
  2. Turn the cooling system off at the circuit breaker.
  3. Wait for at least a minute.
  4. Turn the breaker on and wait for 30 minutes.
  5. After that, turn the thermostat back on and make sure that its settings are correct.

Where Is the Reset Button on a Goodman AC Unit?

Your Goodman air conditioner will most likely have a reset button on the outdoor unit, close to the tubing.

Do All AC Units Have a Reset Button?

A lot of air conditioners are equipped with a reset button. If that is the case, you should consult the owner’s manual to find out exactly where the button on your model is located.

The units that do not feature a special reset button can be manually reset at the breaker box or, in some cases, by turning the thermostat off and on. 

Where Is the AC Breaker Located?

If you’re planning on manually resetting your cooling system, then you would have to locate the AC breaker

Find the circuit breaker box (it is usually placed in the garage, closet, basement, laundry room, or hallway) and then locate the breaker that is labeled ‘A/C’, ‘air-conditioner’, or ‘HVAC’

Is There a Breaker on the Inside AC Unit?

Sometimes, air conditioners can have two breakers. One is responsible for the inside unit and the other – for the outside one.

In such a case, if one of the breakers trips your system might still be able to circulate air but it won’t be cooling it, for example.

Both of the breakers can be found in the circuit breaker box.

Read: Why Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air But Running?

How Do I Know If My AC Breaker Is Tripped?

If your breaker had tripped, then a part of the cooling system or the whole air conditioner won’t be working. You will also notice that the breaker responsible for the AC is in the ‘off’ position

Where Is HVAC Fuse?

There is no point in resetting your air-con if you have a blown fuse. So, that’s one of the things that you would have to check before rebooting the system.

An HVAC fuse is typically located in the control board. It is basically a wire inside a glass casing that usually has a bright color. 

How Do You Reset an AC Compressor?

To reset your AC compressor, you must reboot the whole system. To do that you can use the reset button, the isolator switch, the breaker, or even the thermostat.

Read: Why Air Conditioner Heat Mode Not Working?

How to Reset Air Conditioner Thermostat

Typically, resetting a thermostat would also reboot your HVAC system. 

Depending on your thermostat model, you can use either a reset button or the breaker to reset the device. If your thermostat has batteries, then you can insert the batteries backward for a few seconds.

What Is the Reset Button on a Thermostat for?

A reset cuts off the power to the device and then turns it back on. Such a simple trick can actually help solve quite a few problems.

If your HVAC system or the actual thermostat is experiencing a minor issue, then you can try resetting the device to see if that helps. 

Is There a Reset Button on a Honeywell Thermostat?

Older models did have a reset button. In newer thermostats, you will typically be able to find a reset option after your press the menu button

Air Conditioner Reset Button Keeps Tripping

You should never continue pressing a reset button that’s constantly tripping – this can damage your cooling equipment.

There are a few serious causes that can make the button trip:

  • Overheating
  • Issues with the circuit breaker
  • A malfunctioning motor
  • Issues with the compressor

How Long Does It Take for a Compressor to Reset?

You should wait for around 30 minutes before turning the unit back on after a manual reset. If you have used the reset button to reboot the cooling system, give the compressor at least 20-30 minutes to return back to normal operation.

Read: Why Does Air Conditioner Run At The Same Time As A Furnace?

How Do I Reset My AC Safety Switch?

The float switch is sometimes referred to as the ‘safety switch’. To reset it, you would have to first remove the water from the emergency pan.