Where Is The Reset Button On The Air-Conditioning Unit?

It is one of those hot summer days that you are in the comfort of your home. The air is so hot, everything seems to be melting or sweating, but there is one thing that seems to counteract this situation, your air conditioner.

Then suddenly, for some reason, your air conditioning unit stops working, and you find yourself back to square one.

Before contacting air conditioner repair services, you think you can solve this by yourself. But how? You want to try troubleshooting to determine what is wrong. But where is the reset button on the air-conditioning unit?  

Where is the reset button on your air-conditioner

You decide to embark on the journey of locating the button. It is often a small, red button (clearly labeled) found in some cases, beneath the digital display or on the air conditioner’s control panel.

The easiest way to find your reset button is to consult your unit’s manual to find out if indeed there is one.

 Can you not locate your manual? Then find the air conditioning systems model number, it is among the information found on your air conditioning box. Type that into search engines online for information about it.

 When would you need to reset your AC?

 In case of a black or brownout as this may cause an issue to your ACs’ cooling function. When power comes back, and the AC seems not to be working although it is on, check the thermostat; it might be a troubleshooting problem.

 Your AC may not turn on because of a tripped circuit breaker, which may also be a reason to reset. If you have tried to reset your AC and it is still non-responsive, the problem comes down to a malfunctioning or faulty thermostat.

You can easily solve this problem within an hour or two. You may as well need to reset your AC thermostat.

 How to reset your Air Conditioning System.

 You now know where to find, how to find, and why you may need to reset your AC. So, how do you now get your air conditioner back to life? Using the Reset button to reset your unit is as easy as ABC. But:

  • First and foremost, unplug your unit, count to twelve, then plug it back in. 
  • Then press on the “Reset” button continually for 3 seconds and then release it.
  • After around 10-15 seconds, repeat the process above.

This should reset your AC and get it back to normal working condition.

If for some reason, your air conditioner does not have a reset button, it is not the end of everything. You might as well use these simple steps:

 Shut off power from the shut-off panel located next to your ACs’ compressor. Reset AC by flipping the circuit breaker off and switching off the main electrical panel also.

  1. Unplug the AC unit from the main power supply to disconnect from other potential power sources as a safety precaution.
  2. Wait for approximately 30 minutes. You can as well do 5 minutes but for sure results, go for 30 minutes before reconnecting the power supply. Ensure that your AC sets to cool before going to the next step.
  3. Finally, plug back in the AC and the main electrical panel. Then turn the main power supply and circuit breaker back on.


There is a high chance you have solved your problem. You can now get your home back to the chilled and relaxed state it was with your AC functioning properly. But if all this is futile and your air conditioner will simply not work, you probably may need to engage AC repair services Woodbury.

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