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Window unit stored upside down 1year, does it need to sit upright for any time before starting?

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Yup...let it sit for about an hour for the oil to come back to the bottom of the compressor before running it.

make sure also that the fan blades are freely turning, if they are binding a bit, try to re-oil the bushings of the fan motor.

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Can't give you absolute factual answer to that question. Twenty four hours is actually longer than I would wait but if you want to be safe MY advice is to wait for 24 hours. Time cannot be turned back to undo mistakes. :-)

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I assume this is a freon based unit being it has a window exhaust kit(I just looked it up). The freon tank contains some oil to lubricate the compressor. I would not suggest lying it on it's side, but if you have no other least let it stand upright for a while before operating it...and maybe only run it for 20 seconds...then let it sit again.....that should allow the oil to get back to where it's supposed to be.

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The unit worked great when it was last used about 8 years ago. Its been stored in the box since it was last removed the window. We tried to plug it in today and the electronic controls keep beeping and...

8 years and no use? It could be anything. But, the one that jumps out the most, is that the compressor may need to be recharged with refrigerant gas and the compressor may also need oil. This is especially true, if the unit was stored in any position, other than the way it would sit in your window. If this is the case, all the fluids have run out of the compressor into areas that will not allow it to function as it should. Unfortunately, I really don't think there's any quick fix to "jump start" it. At 8 years old, parts may not still be available for it.

I'm sorry, I wish I had better news for you.

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When any a/c compressor is turned upside down, you will have a burn out when it is turned on. The oil runs down into the system and mixes with the freon, this will cause the compressor to burn out with in minutes. Even if your leave it upright for 24 hours, you may get lucky and it will run, but I am glad you got your money back or you would be stuck with nothing but junk.
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If you stored the unit upside down or sideways, the oil may have run out of the compressor. If the unit is reinstalled, it's important to let it sit in the correct position at least 24 hours before starting it back up.

Also check the condenser coil (the part of the unit that's sticks outside) and make sure it's clean. Likewise, check the filter and the evaporator coil (the coil on the inside) to make sure they are both clean.

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You CAN put it on the 3rd floor as long as you make sure it's completely secure. One thing I do recommend is building (or buying) a window unit shelf that sits outside the window and the air conditioner sits on it for extra support. The shelf is secured by the window frame.

There are many "how-to" guides to building a window unit shelf all over the internet.

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The sound that you are hearing is the refrigerant moving through the system. That can be a very normal sound. If you are not experiencing any other issues I think it is ok.

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Is the compressor running at all? During the move was the unit kept upright? The compressor cant compress a liquid so if the unit was set on one of its sides or upside down for very long the oil drained into the compression chamber and it will take an equal amount of time for it to drain back out do not try to run it until it has set upright for a day at best it will trip the overload at worst it will break a valve. Hope this was some help GL!

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