Frigidaire Air Conditioner Buttons Not Working – 5 Most Common Fixes!

Frigidaire air conditioners are known for their reliability. But that doesn’t mean you won’t run into some problems here and there! 

Even though your first impulse might be to call a professional, you still have some DIY options. So don’t worry! Read on to find out how to troubleshoot some common issues with Frigidaire air conditioner buttons not working.

Why are my Frigidaire air conditioner buttons not working?

There are lots of reasons why your Frigidaire air conditioner buttons may not be functioning properly. Let’s break it down!

A lot of the time, your buttons not working can be fixed with a little elbow grease and a DIY mindset.

Electricity problems

If your Frigidaire buttons aren’t working, checking the electricity should be your first plan of action. Any breakdown in power reaching the air conditioner will cause your buttons not to work.

How to fix Frigidaire electricity problems

Check your electricity connection. To do so, look at the power chord and see if it is correctly connected to the air conditioner. After that, check the unit’s circuit breaker. The circuit breaker protects the unit from any unexpected power surges that might damage it. If it isn’t on, then the buttons won’t work. All you have to do if it is off is flip it back on.

Software glitch

Sometimes your Frigidaire will simply glitch the same way a computer would. All electronics are prone to glitching at the end of the day.

How to fix Frigidaire software glitch

Just like all other electronics, the first step to addressing a software glitch in your Frigidaire is to turn it off and on. Hopefully this will make your Frigidaire buttons work better.

If not, it’s likely not a software glitch, so read on for other potential reasons!

Loose wires

Wires transmit power in order for your air conditioner to run. So if any of the wires are loose, you’ll have issues using the air conditioner.

If you suspect your unit has loose wires, try pressing hard on the buttons. If the buttons work when you press down hard on them, then the wires are probably loose.

How to fix Frigidaire loose wires

All you have to do to fix this is open up the air conditioner and tighten up the wires!

Circuit breaker keeps tripping

If your circuit breaker consistently trips due to your Frigidaire, the buttons definitely won’t work!

This is almost always because your air conditioner is using too much power for the specific circuit it’s plugged into.

How to fix Frigidaire circuit breaker keeps tripping

You have two main options if your Frigidaire keeps causing your circuit breaker to trip.

One option is to completely dedicate a specific circuit to your Frigidaire. You can also try unplugging other things from the circuit so that fewer things are contributing to power usage without fully dedicating one circuit to your Frigidaire.

Broken fan

Sometimes it seems like the buttons aren’t working, but in reality, your fan is just broken. If your fan isn’t up to par, your Frigidaire window air conditioner buttons won’t work. 

How to fix Frigidaire broken fan

First, order a replacement fan. Once you have the replacement fan, open up the AC and unscrew the old fan. Then simply replace it with the new one.

We’ve compiled a list of high-quality Frigidaire air conditioners for you to look through. However, we always advise you to consult with experts and/or do some research on your own before making a purchase.

Professional fixes

Two common reasons your AC buttons aren’t working are the circuit board or the control board. Unfortunately, both of these reasons likely require professional assistance.

The circuit board

All the components of your air conditioner sit on the circuit board. The circuit board relays power to the rest of your Frigidaire. Power won’t get to any of the other parts of your AC if the circuit board isn’t working correctly. So of course a messed up circuit board would interfere with the functionality of your buttons!

So what do you do?

The solution to Frigidaire circuit board not working

Even if you’re able to diagnose the circuit board as the problem, you will still need to call a professional to replace it.

The control panel

The control panel controls all the actions of your air conditioner. If you’re handy, you can use a multimeter to see if the control board is causing your buttons not to work.

The solution to Frigidaire control panel not working

Like the circuit board, the control panel will need to be replaced by a professional if your air conditioner buttons aren’t working.

Damaged temperature control

The temperature control- surprise- controls the temperature of your unit!

How to fix Frigidaire damaged temperature control

If you suspect that your Frigidaire temperature control has an issue, your best bet is to call a professional.

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