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Hi,
1. Unplug unit. 2. Hold down power button while plugging in unit. It will do a short self-test and then beep. leaving unit off. 3. Release power button and unplug. 4. Plug in again and turn on normally. This should last for about 720 hours, at which point the E1 error will come back and you need to follow the procedure again. (You might as well clean the air filter at this point just in case it really needed it...)
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Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Sep 05, 2012


Hello, Here is a trouble shooting guide for you and some details of how to fix it based on your symptoms. Here is a link to go to and make sure you jump around the site, it will tell you the fix based on your problem off the trouble shooting table. Link is below , copy and paste in browser. If this helped you, please rate it and some kind words are nice. Thanks Mike

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/how-to-repair-room-air-conditioners1.htm

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011


Needs cleaning.

Hello, Here is a trouble shooting guide for you and some details of how to fix it based on your symptoms. Here is a link to go to and make sure you jump around the site, it will tell you the fix based on your problem off the trouble shooting table. Link is below , copy and paste in browser. If this helped you, please rate it and some kind words are nice. Thanks Mike

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/how-to-repair-room-air-conditioners1.htm

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011


Hello, Here is a trouble shooting guide for you and some details of how to fix it based on your symptoms. Here is a link to go to and make sure you jump around the site, it will tell you the fix based on your problem off the trouble shooting table. Link is below , copy and paste in browser. If this helped you, please rate it and some kind words are nice. Thanks Mike

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/heating-and-cooling/how-to-repair-room-air-conditioners1.htm

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Oct 20, 2011


Good day!!!!

There are 2 possible procedures.

1) Unplug the machine. Hold down the power button while you plug the machine in and wait for a beep about 5 seconds long. Let go of the power button. Unplug the machine. Plug it back in.

2) Unplug the machine. Hold down the mode button while plugging the machine back in and waiting for a beep of about 3 seconds duration. Let go of the mode button. The machine will start. Turn the machine off by pressing the power button. Resume trying to use the machine normally.

If it doesn't work you need to buy a new unit instead you repair it for $250...If that is the repair cost its better to buy a new machine...

I hope it helps

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Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011


I would have someone take it out of the window (if it isn't already) and with a water hose - wash both coils, (if you use a pressure nozzle be careful to not bend the fins on the coils). The coil at the back of the unit is called the condenser coil, and the one in the front is the evaporator coil, (do not get water in the fan motor or where the switches and wires are located - wrap with plastic/tape or something to keep water out). Try to keep from tilting unit on it's side or upside down, but if you have to (and you might in order to drain water from unit), just do so for a short period. Don't leave the unit on it's side or upside down while it dries out. Let it dry really good and do not try to start unit for several hours especially if you had to tilt it on it's side/upside down.
Once you've washed both coils really good and the unit has dried out - you can buy 'washable filter material' (Home Depot/Lowe's) that you can 'cut to size' and install on the front (evaporator) coil. The filter goes 'in front' of the evaporator coil (sometimes it slides into the inside of the plastic front cover - but in any event the front cover helps to keep the filter in front of the coil) - the idea is for the filter to catch dirt/hair and whatever - before it gets in the front (evaporator) coil and clogs it up. (NOTE: the reason you must have a filter in front of this coil is that the fan motor is drawing air from inside the cooling space, and through the coil.
You should always keep the filter clean which will keep your front (evaporator) coil clean. If it get's clogged with dirt, hair and etc - it will affect the operation of the AC in a very negative way.
As for the back (condenser) coil - it will usually stay fairly clean although you need to keep a eye on it and keep it clean - but, in general it does not need the careful attention that the front coil requires, and "does not" require a filter.
I would then look and see if there is a place (probably not) to oil the bearings on the fan motor. If you do have oil spouts on the bearings (of the motor) be sure and put a few drops of oil in each of them. As I said though, most motors are 'oil-less' these days - even 10 year old units.
After doing all this - you've done about as much as you can do - and you can either put it in the window and hope it works ok (which it might) - or you can have a serviceperson check it out for proper operation. If you look in the newspaper/craig's list - you might get lucky and find a 'retiree' who works on window units and if you take it to him/her you could probably get it checked out for a reasonable charge.
It is doubtful that you have a 'refrigerant problem,' since you said it cooled part of the time, and as for the 'cooling mode working intermittently or not at all ' I'm thinking it might work ok - once the coils have been cleaned. Something else to consider is that the 'speeds of the fan motor' are so close together - it might be hard to tell 'low' from 'high' speed when in the cooling mode.
I don't know how much trouble it would be to put back in the window and try for proper operation and then take out (if it didn't work right) but I think I would try it. Or, you could just try it in the garage or someplace before putting in the window. In any event - from what you've said - I think it's worth a shot to clean it up and possibly have a serviceperson look at it - especially when you consider the cost of a brand new one. The 'important thing' you said was that it 'cooled' at least part of the time, which tells me the compressor (the most expensive part of the AC) is working ok.
Hope this has helped.



Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Indoor fan motor mechanism locked or short circuited. Replace it.

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


Error code E-1 Refers to the problem of clogged air Filters.The filters are clogged with dirt .Clean the air filters and check. If cleaning the filters does not help then try turning the unit off and unplugging it from main power outlet .If that doesn't reset it then you probably have a PC board or temperature sensor failure.It has to be checked with meter to confirm the faulty part. 
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Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Jun 06, 2010


it means it has a fault. try resetting unit by switching circuit breaker off and on it might go away

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009


when the air conditioning aircon is have niose get a more prion in the copper tube and you will see the effect

Amana ACD106R... | Answered on Jun 22, 2007


I would guess two possible problems - dirty thermostat contacts and many appliances are also fitted with a thermal fuse or other type of thermal cutout which might have failed.

Amana Heating &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018


How much power is the question. Remember, heating coils usually require 240 volts. You likely are only getting 115 due to a faulty limit switch. 115 will carry through to the other side of the switch from the coil side leading you to believe the switch is good. Remove both sides of switch and test continuity.

Amana Heating &... | Answered on Dec 12, 2018


Motor might be bad and shutting down on thermal protection. Is this a direct drive or belt driven ? .if belt driven try adjusting the belt tension or just replaced the motor

Amana Heating &... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

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