Plugged in AC and it's won't turn on. There is power at the outlet....I've checked. The temperature is set at the coldest setting and room is warm so that's not the problem. I've tried the test button and reset button. Nothing works. My AC is actually AWF05XC5-T.
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Re: will not start
One thing you can try is to hold down on the power button and plug the unit in. Hopefully you will hear a "beep". Then you need to unplug it for a minute and plug it back in.
This is a known procedure to clear error codes from the control computer on units similar to yours, so it might possibly work.
Something else you can do is download and look through the Users Manual for your model, which is at this URL: -->
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check that all the doors and windows are closed as ac units do not work well when trying to cool the world
is the ac unit too small for the room size
I suspect that because it is working the problem is outside the ac control
is the inside fan working and blowing out cold air
First check the outlet the unit is plugged into. It may be dead, due to a circuit breaker being tripped. Also, the interior of the outlet may be damaged or has a loose wire.
If a circuit breaker was tripped, unplug the unit before resetting the circuit breaker. Then plug the unit back in and turn it ON. If the breaker trips again, there may be a short in the AC wiring or there is another electric appliance on that same circuit, that may be causing an overload, when the AC unit is ON.
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The Power Strip may just be the problem. As far as I know, there are no manufacturers that approve the use of a Power Strip, for their AC unit to be plugged into. I know of two units, that had their electronics fried, while being plugged into a power strip. Which brings us, to the point, that your AC may already being showing the results of being plugged into a power strip. Most don't encourage an plain extension cord
Plug the unit directly into a wall outlet and try lowering the temperature by 3 to 5 degrees F, to see if it will run longer. Also, check your air intake filter and clean it, if necessary.
If the icontinues to turn OFF prematurely, it may be time to decide whether to repair or replace.
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Let see if I can help. The numbers don't come up so we'll just try your information.
Exhaust - should be closed when using for Air Conditioning Energy savings turns the fan off with the compressor when set for Air Conditioning Fan Only means just that (no Air Conditioning) Fan speeds Quite same as low, Norm same as medium, Super same as High Temp settings, what the thermostat senses before cycling compressor.
It could be that. Or it could be a problem with the outlet it's plugged into. Check the circuit breaker panel for a tripped breaker. Also, check the outlet for interior damage or a loose wire connection. In addition, if you haven't already, try plugging it into a different out on a different circuit.
Do this process of elimination, will tell you whether it's the AC unit or the outlet it's plugged into.
Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem.
The beeping might be an alarm that indicates the coils are iced over by
too much humidity in the air...and/or the unit is overheating etc.
shut off power to the unit for a few hours, go out somewhere if it is
too stuffy inside.. see if the unit operates better when you return...
I also suggest not running these things constantly, this causes some
units to ice up and **** up the power..
hope the unit does get replaced, newer ones are more efficient.
I assume since you changed the outlet it is a window unit?
Does the fan work?
If so you either have a thermostat that won't engage the power to the compressor or you have a bad capacitor that starts the compressor. Most units have a start and a run capacitor, but they are often in the same can. Sometimes you can ground out the cap- with the unit UNPLUGGED!- by using a screwdriver and shorting each cap pin to ground-. Prepare yourself for a loud POP when you do this. Sometimes this works to get the cap working again- but just sometimes.
Since it quit working after the power went out maybe you had a surge that fried a component. Also, when you changed the outlet did you check that you were actually getting voltage? Depending on your unit it could be a number of things from the cord to a switch. Make sure you have the thermostat set for coldest and see if that does it. Sometimes it is just something simple like that and it happens to the best of us from time to time.