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Edgestar AP10000 Portable AC Won't heat or cool.

I have had this air conditioning unit for nearly half a year now. When I first got it at the beginning of summer, it wouldn't ever put out cool air. I decided to bring it back out for fall/winter, but it turns out that the thing won't heat, either. Could it be due to the exhaust hose? Due to the placement of a desk, the hose is bent at an odd angle to reach the window. It's still blowing air out of the hose, I know it has to be because it blew a bunch of leaves off of my window sill when I first turned it on. Anyone have any ideas?

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sounds like its in defrost mode and the electric aux heat is not working

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SOURCE: edgestar AP550Z won't heat, goes into some sort of alert mode
This could apply to at least one of your units. Apparently these models have had some trouble with the compressor capacitor wires coming loose. If they're barely touching they could cause the compressor to run intermittently and possibly overheat. The compressor runs in heating and cooling mode.

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bad thermostat. the stat can be as must as 5 degrees off. try, if possible testing the unit in a differeent location

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how old now the unit..? is it new?

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If you take off the back filter panel, you can look down into the innerds of the unit and you will see the squirrel cage.

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Clean your drain hose and pan. And also the coil. Totally it needs complete service.

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

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I installed a fujitsu asu24c1 unit in my garage a few years ago. I used it for one summer, didn't turn it on last summer and when I turned it on this year it wouldn't cool. I have troubleshooted...

With the limited information i would suggest the following:
Check to see if the outdoor unit is running.
If the outdoor unit is running, grab the large copper line coming out of it and see if it is cool.
If the fan outside is running and the line is not cool then the compressor is not running or the system has lost its refrigerant charge.
Check these things and repost for a more complete answer.
Hope this helps.

Sep 05, 2011 | Air Conditioners


Air Conditioners Cooling Tips

  • Whole-house fans help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air through the attic.
  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
  • Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and, therefore, unnecessary expense.
  • Consider using an interior fan in conjunction with your window air conditioner to spread the cooled air more effectively through your home without greatly increasing your power use.
  • Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
  • Plant trees or shrubs to shade air conditioning units but not to block the airflow. Place your room air conditioner on the north side of the house. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.
  • on Sep 21, 2010 | Air Conditioners


    Keeping your whole home cool with central air.

    Sometimes it is difficult to keep your home cool in the hot summer months. Also, some areas of your home may still be hot where other areas are too cool. Try this method to keep your home cool evenly throughout. Before you get started make sure your furnace filter is new. This will allow for maximum air flow.

    If your living space is a single floor plan:

    1. Turn the air conditioning on
    2. Switch the furnace fan from auto to on.
    3. Measure the temperature in each room.
    4. Close the vents by about half in the cooler rooms
    5. This will force more cool air into the warmer rooms.
    6. Keep adjusting the vents until all the rooms have the same temp.

    If your living space is on more than one level:

    1. Turn on the air conditioning.
    2. Switch the furnace fan from auto to on.
    3. On the lowest level of the house close half of the vents that are the closest to the stairs.
    4. This will force more cool air to the top floor where it is usually hotter.
    5. Cool air will sink from the upper floors which will keep the area near the stairs cool.
    6. Measure the temperature in all the rooms.
    7. Keep adjusting the vents until you have a nice even temperature throughout the house.
    I found that leaving the furnace fan on all the time will keep your home evenly cool and comfortable. You may have to replace your furnace filter once a month due to the increased air flow. It will be well worth it in a cooler, more comfortable, and more energy efficient home.

    Take Care,


    on Aug 09, 2010 | Air Conditioners

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    My A/C blowing air, but it is not cool. It has started freezing up. We just replaced the air filters and since then it is freezing up. We even gently cleaned the a/c coils before replacing the filters. ...

    Hello, sounds like it is either a low charge or lack of airflow, what type of filter are you using? sometimes those filters that claim to be super effecient will actually cut down on your airflow and cause the ac to freeze up.

    Jul 15, 2011 | Intertherm Air Conditioners

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    We had a brand new unit put in a couple of years back. When it was installed it worked. Once winter came, it obviously was turned off. Then the following summer, it would turn on but just blow air,...

    yes but you should have to keep resteting it you might have a major problem are you beiing charge for freon if so you have a bad condensor unit (it have a leak ) check your bill if the same thing happens again go see what the techs are doing

    Sep 03, 2010 | Honeywell Air Conditioners

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    Air conditioning unit not cooling

    the problem sounds like a defective capacitor its located on the condensing unit outside, also a contactor that is used can be defective also.

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