Pioneer Mini Split Issues: 7 Common Problems (with solutions)

 

Pioneer is known to manufacture some of the most reliable split systems units available on the market.

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Considering their features and durability, Pioneer air conditioners are the top choice for people.

However, even such reliable machines are prone to failure at times.

If you’re having trouble with your Pioneer air conditioner, continue reading below.

Pioneer AC Won’t Turn On

Pressing the remote control and the Pioneer Air conditioner not turning on. Frustrating on a hot humid day!!

If your Pioneer air conditioner is not turning on it’s likely to be a tripped circuit breaker.

Before you call a technician check if there is a blown fuse or a tripped breaker, If the fuse is found to be burnt out, replace the burned-out fuse and reset the circuit breaker to fix the error.

If you find yourself in such a situation, refer to the solutions mentioned below.

Possible solution(s):

  • The first thing you should do is check if the power cable is plugged in properly and if the circuit breaker has not been tripped. You can also plug the power cable into a different socket to test if there’s an issue with the socket. 
  • If the AC seems to be getting a constant supply of power, there’s something wrong with the internal machinery of the AC. Cleaning the clogged filter might help at times; however, usually, you’ll need a professional to fix the condenser coil or compressor.

Pioneer AC Fan Failure

If your Pioneer Air Conditioner’s fan is not working its likely to be a faulty motor or relay board

If that’s the case for you, your AC fan has failed to work.

To fix this problem, continue reading the solutions for this issue below.

Possible solution(s):

  • If you’re not receiving any air, chances are, there’s something wrong with the fan. Usually, there are three issues with the fan that include obstructions between the blades, bent blades, and a jammed fan axle. To fix these issues, simply open the AC unit and bring the blades back into shape, removing any obstructions.
  • If the fan appears to be fine, there’s something wrong with the fan motor. Test the motor with the help of a multimeter. If the motor does not have any current, call a professional to replace it.

Pioneer AC Not Cooling

At times, everything in your Pioneer AC will appear to be working fine except the cooling.

This can be quite frustrating, as your AC becomes practically useless.

If your Pioneer Air Conditioner is not cooling, it’s likely to be a clogged air filter or defective thermostat.

However, there’s no need to worry, as you might be able to fix it by reading the solutions and causes below.

Possible solution(s):

  • The cool air passes through the air filter before it reaches you. However, if the air filter is too dirty, most of the air will be held back. So, open up your AC unit and clean up the filter thoroughly for a quick fix.
  • If the air filter is already cleaned up, your AC unit has some faulty components that need to be replaced. Typically, these components include a thermistor and a condenser coil. You will need to call a professional to fix these components.

Pioneer AC Remote Control Dysfunctional

The remote control comes in handy when you want to change the settings of your Pioneer AC without having to use the control panel on the AC.

If your Pioneer remote is not working, it’s likely to be an issue with the batteries.

Possible solution(s):

  • Usually, this issue can be easily fixed by simply replacing the low batteries in the remote control. However, if the remote control still doesn’t work, you may be using it out of range. 
  • The control panel in the AC is responsible for receiving signals from the remote. However, if the control panel is faulty, the AC will remain unresponsive. To fix this issue, you need to check the connections of the control panel to the main power and replace them if broken. 

Pioneer AC Making Too Much Noise

While a normally functioning Pioneer AC will produce some level of noise, it can become a common problem when your AC starts to produce excessive levels of noise.

However, this problem can easily be fixed by using the solutions below.

Possible solution(s):

  • If you hear something rattling or vibrating inside the AC, it’s usually due to debris. So, open your AC unit and remove any unwanted objects near the vents, filter, and fans. 
  • If there is no debris in your AC, clean up the air filter, as air passes through a clogged air filter can produce a lot of noise.

Pioneer AC Faulty Compressor

Another common issue found in Pioneer air conditioners is a faulty compressor.

In such a situation, follow the solutions mentioned below.

Possible solution(s):

  • The culprit behind a faulty compressor might simply be a lack of power. So, make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped and the power cable is plugged in correctly. There may also be a disconnection of power within the unit that you’ll need to fix by opening the AC.
  • Failed AC parts are another reason behind a faulty compressor. If the capacitor and thermostat have failed to work, the compressor won’t start either. To fix these components, you will need to call a professional.

Pioneer AC Bad Odor

Rarely this happens, but Pioneer AC producing an unpleasant smell is typically caused by mold. 

A refrigerant leak is likely if your mini-split smells like fish, or vinegar or has a sweet odor. A lack of chilled air is another tell-tale sign that you don’t have enough refrigerant.

If you’re dealing with this issue, it’s best to use some of the solutions mentioned below as soon as possible.

Possible solution(s):

  • If your AC has been spreading an unpleasant smell, it could be due to the presence of mold. After all, the humid internal environment of an AC is the perfect place for mold to grow. You will need to contact a professional to get rid of the mold for you.
  • If mold isn’t a problem and your AC is still spreading a bad smell, your Pioneer AC might have an issue with its components. Overheated parts can easily spread a burning smell. Additionally, a gas leak can produce the smell of rotten eggs. To fix faulty components, call in a professional.