||04-22-2012 12:18 AM
Central A/C not working after power outage
The power was out neighborhood wide for a couple of hours today in a house I rent. The air conditioning was working fine before the power went out (though by chance it was off as I was just about to leave the house) but now that the power is restored it's not working. I've tried to contact the landlord but can't get a hold of him.
The model number is RHEEM RPKA 036-JAZ. Unfortunately I know next to nothing about air conditioning. I verified that none of the circuits had tripped and also found and pushed a red reset button one the outside of the unit but to no effect. I should add that when I pushed the reset button I didn't hear any sort of a click or anything, so maybe I just wasn't pressing hard enough? I thought about trying with a screw driver or a pen but am paranoid about breaking something as it's not my unit. Does anyone know how much pressure this button take? I'd really like to get this sorted out since it's going to be 104 tomorrow. (the house is located near Yuma, AZ) It doesn't seem like it should be so hard since it was working fine before the power outage.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance.