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Ac compressor not working

I have bought a frigidaire thru the wall ac unit. after installation the compressor will kick on but only stays on for a couple to few seconds and shuts off.....maybe 8-10 seconds.
thinking that i got a bum unit, i got a second one and it does the same thing.
It states to have a 15 amp circuit, which put in a 20 amp with 12-2.
does the unit need to stay on for a long time before the compressor gets activated?
this is a 18,500 btu model fam187s2a.

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A 9 1/4 ton unit should have a 230 volt service check that power is correct and not 110 v

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This unit is a 220 volt ac unit. 12-2 wiring is usually for 120 violt circuits?

  • Amps: 22.2 / 20.0
  • Watts (Heat): 4900 / 4000
  • Watts (Cool): 1650 / 1625
  • Amps (Cool): 7.7 / 8.3
  • Voltage Rating: 230V / 208V 60Hz
  • Power Cord Length: 5' (6')
  • Horsepower (Cool): 2.49
  • Plug Type: LCDI 6-30P


    hope this helps?

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    Could be the starter contactor, the capacitor or the compressor by itself . You can see the condition of the starter and maybe clean or if it looks bad , must be replaced. The same goes for the capacitor if the compressor is humming. But if the compressor motor is not starting up , please check for starting current with a clamp tester, if it goes higher and stalls then the compressor/motor is faulty.
    Might need help to do an overhauling.
    I hope this advice helps.

    Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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