Question about Amcor PLM-14000E Portable Air Conditioner
I recently purchased an AMCOR 14000E portable AC unit. The breaker switch built into the power cord keeps tripping. It runs for approx 20 mins and then trips. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. - Phil
If the filters are clogh with dirt , the unit breaker will shut it off ,it's avery common problem , but if after the filters were cleaned it keeps shutting off , could be a bad fan motor or the compressor itself could be grounded.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Usually its the bridge rectifier on the PFC board. I've been replacing them with MBR5010. Check it with an ohnm meter. If any of the posts are shorted, then the bridge rectifier needs to be replaced. The MBR5010 is an upgrade and only costs a couple bucks. You can also call pridiom at 2001-266-8234. They've taken over amcoraire after amcorusa went bankrupt.
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
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Your Amcor unit has been plagued with problems, which Amcor recognizes, but short of telling the consumer to return it for a refund, does little else, as far as repair is concerned..
The problem you're having is a common one for your model. The automatic full device has failed and the water collected in the condensation pan overflowed and wound up staining the ceiling below. If the Exhaust hose is not positioned properly (no kinks or downward bends) , most of the condensation should be evacuated out thru the exhaust duct. However, if it's extremely humid, the condensation goes into the collection pan and supposedly evaporates fairly quickly.
There are a couple of things you can do, to resolve this:
Depending on how long you've had the unit (it carries a 1 year Warranty) and still have your proof of purchase, you can return it for repair or replacement (at Amcore's option).
Pay for having the sensor replaced and repaired by Amcore or their designated repair center. Or order the part and replace it yourself.
Check and drain the condensation pan regularly. Which may be inconvenient, but cost nothing.
Raise the unit about 2 feet off the floor onto something really sturdy (the unit is heavy), attach a hose to the drain hole on the back lower left of the unit and drain the water into a 5 gallon bucket. Depending on how much and how cool you run the unit, the 5 gallon bucket would be good for 24 hours, before needing to be emptied.
Whichever step you decide to take, is yours to make. However, just to be on the safe side, if your unit is still in warranty. I would start with Amcor, first.
I hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
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