LG Goldstar GWHD5000 wall/window Air Conditioner - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Because you used a common plug that already has 5 or more amps of current on it it would be bound to trip easily. Many modern homes that are put together fast have the wires pushed in the back of them and hence can't take a huge load like that. One of the plugs in the system likely failed to pass the power to the next one in the chain. That is why an informed consumer calls an electrician when they get a new appliance like an air conditioner and have a designated plug installed with a wire size and a breaker that can handle it. Sometimes they put in a high quality commercial plug.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013 | 123 views

When you get a new air-conditioner it should be standard practice to call an electrician and have a designated plug installed with its own breaker that has been calculated with the correct wire size and amperage for the breaker. When you use a common plug that may already have 5 or 10 amps being used on that circuit and you add a 12 or 14 amp appliance to the system you are going to have troubles.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013 | 70 views

No water is needed for this model, you can refer to user manual.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013 | 75 views


if its an air conditioner not humidifier etc, then no!

it will create condensation which can mislead people into thinking it has a leak, this is normal. it is only moisture taken from the air we are cooling


LG Goldstar... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013 | 847 views

Hi, first you will need to know, what type refrigerant,(freon) your a/c used, if you need to add freon, there's a leak in your a/c. you will have to find and repair leak, before you can charge/ add refrigerant(freon) . automobile a/c can be easily recharge (add) to system, but your window a/c unit, has the same principles but different approach, if you don't have experience, you will have to call mechanic, make sure you have a freon leak, before calling mechanic, plug a/c on let it work, put hands close to a/c, feel or check temperature of air blowing out from a/c, make sure compressor is working/running, fans could be working/ but compressor not, also put a/c thermostat to max, your model no. GWHD5000. means your unit is 5000 b.t.u, (british thermal unit) measurement of heat transfer, am wondering if a/c is to small for your space/room. making you think it needs freon, 5000. b.t.u. is for a small space,like a room 10' by 10' like a storage area or small bedroom, keep bedroom door/windows shut. measure you room/space/area , the bigger space/area needed to be cooled, has a chart, maybe you can find it on internet, any way a 10.000 or 12.000 b.t.u a/c is better buy, for normal room/space etc. so check compressor especially to make sure working, a/c could be to small for space/room, check it at night to see if it's colder. don't try to put gas/ freon yourself, could be very dangerous. but before calling mechanic, check those thing, mention before, could be your a/c are to small, for space/room etc. remember before attempting any repairs, disconnect power. good luck.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jun 07, 2013 | 483 views

most window units do not have service valves they do make quick taps that clamp on lines and pierce sor serviceing these units

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jul 13, 2012 | 451 views

There are 2 possible cause of that noise 1 is coming from your fan motor and the 2 is the compressor stand is broken. Or water that never comes out on the pan of the air condition try to drain it first before proceeding the 1 and 2 tips.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on May 19, 2015 | 436 views


Download this illustration and then using a good multimeter start basic troubleshooting.

All residential window air conditioners have a cooling system made up of four primary components, a compressor, an evaporator fan, a control or switch, capacitor.When the thermostat is calling for a colder room temperature the compressor is energized. It is normally very quiet. The evaporator is always located on the front of the air conditioner. It also has silver fins. Be sure it is clean. Use a foaming type cleaner and rinse with plain water. Because the evaporator is absorbing heat, it is very cold to the touch. The temperature drop causes any humidity in the air to collect on the evaporator - sometimes called sweat. There is a fan inside the air conditioner that circulates the air for the evaporator and condenser coils. The circulating fan and compressor are running simultaneously. The fan motor has two fan blades attached to it on either end. The fan blade on the inside part of the unit continually draws room air over the evaporator coils, which are cold. The fan blade on the outside part of the unit continually draws fresh outside air over the condenser coils, which are warm. Because the evaporator coils are cold, they cause moisture in the room to collect on them, much like a cup of ice water on a warm, humid day. When the amount of moisture increases, it begins to drip down off of the coils into the bottom pan of the air conditioner.
If the compressor fails to start or the fan you may need to replace the capacitor.
You may need a hard start kit.

Thermostat control The thermostat on a window air conditioner works by sensing the air temperature entering the air conditioner. As the air entering the unit reaches the set temperature it will cause the compressor to turn off. The blower may continue to run depending on the selection chosen on the control panel. Digital thermostats work on a similar principle but display a more precise temperature.
Test for continuity with the multimeter between the two terminals . Warm you should read continuity (contacts closed). If not change it.
Selector switches The air conditioner selector switches allow the user to choose the fan speed. The compressor always runs at the same speed regardless of the settings. If low cool is chosen, for example, the fan runs at a slower speed but the compressor still offers the same cooling capacity. There are other switches to control louver operation and other features on some units.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jul 23, 2011 | 370 views

What you will need to do is reposition the window unit to where it is slightly tilted downwards in the rear so that the water flows out the backside.

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LG Goldstar... | Answered on May 04, 2015 | 142 views

Check your drain port, it may be plugged up

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011 | 69 views

Is the AC cooling properly?
If it is I would not bother it.
Your amp draw while somewhat high is not significantly high and would not worry me from a trouble-shooting angle, especially if it's cooling well.
Did you read the amp draw with the cover off the AC? If you did that would account for a slightly high reading. Even if you read it with the cover on - I would not worry about it, as I said above, it's just not that significant.
As far as 'low oil level.' -- I would not even be thinking about "oil" or whether or not it was low or whatever. This is just not an issue in such a small unit.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jun 07, 2011 | 61 views


Here is a tip about troubleshooting your air conditioner...
There are many things that can cause your air conditioner not to cool...

AirConditioner Trouble - Review the Possibilities


LG Goldstar... | Answered on May 31, 2011 | 154 views

Unfortunately sounds like the squirrel cage in the front may have broken off at the hub. This is a pretty extensive job on most window units, not all that costly (parts wise) but quite a lot of labor.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Apr 19, 2011 | 151 views

Did you buy it new? It should have come with a book for installation.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010 | 90 views

Could be the drain hole is clogged up outside.
Its usually located on the bottom r h side.Needs to be unclogged.Use a thin piece of wire or compressed air or even a good blast of water to fix it.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010 | 831 views

these units need to be cleaned every few years. so take it outside, get your garden hose; and clean the coils on both sides. front an back coils need to be clean. a coil cleaner should be used but good water presure should do fine. try not to get switches to wet. or cover them first. spray coils clean. let dry in the sun. tilt unit to get most water out then blow dry with a fan or just wait till its dry it will work like new after your done.good luck

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010 | 119 views

It may just be the knob itself,pull the knob off and see if the stem sticking out can be turned with some pliers,if the stem is in the same shape,then you will have to replace the switch.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010 | 43 views

Look for the drain line coming out of the unit typically in the bottom. Clear out this drain line with a vacuum or water hose. It should begin to drain and stop leaking.

If the leaking continues, you may have a cracked drain pan or severe drain blockage.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Aug 01, 2010 | 520 views

need to have the unit tilted back just a little so the water can drain properly.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on Jun 05, 2010 | 368 views

if it's weird like musty then clean the machine, coil, new filter or clean the washable filter and make sure it's draining well but if its weird as in burning wires have the machine checked before you use it again.

LG Goldstar... | Answered on May 20, 2010 | 188 views

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