Replaced window unit - new one won't power up (2nd model)
The new A/C is actually a Samsung Energy Saver AW18ECB7 (not found on the list)
My old Fredrich (23,000 BTU and 208-230v) widow unit was not blowing cold air; just the fan would turn on. I bought the new A/C (18,000 BTU and 208-230v) and installed it. It is for a 625 sq ft area that includes a kitchen.
The new one would not power on. (There is a reset and test button on the plug w/ a green light to indicate it was working). The green light would not turn on and the A/C would not power on. I plugged the old A/C back in to make sure the outlet was working - it was working fine.
I took the A/C back and got a replacement - same model. I installed it today, but it also will not power on.
The house was built in 1937 and the wiring was redone approximately 1977. The outlet is on it's own breaker and rated for 20A-230v.
The plug looks like this: II
The outlet looks like this: IL
I don't understand why it will run the old one that is much bigger BTU's and the same volts...
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IT is three buttons not two. Cooling Off mode (also called Shop mode), is designed for use by retailers when they display refrigerators on the shop floor. In Cooling Off mode, the refrigerator's fan motor and lights work normally, but the compressors do not run, and the refrigerator and freezer do not get cold. To start Cooling Off mode, press and hold the Energy Saver button, the Freezer button and the Lighting button for 5 seconds during normal operation. The refrigerator chime sounds and O-FF appears on the display. To cancel Cooling Off mode, press and hold the Energy Saver button, the Freezer button and the Lighting button again for 5 seconds, until the chime sounds. Cooling Off mode is only available on refrigerators sold in the U.S. Instructions are on page 20=> HERE
I own a Samsung Model RF267 ABPN and am experiencing the exact same problem. If you go through the fixya Web site you will find this is a fairly common problem with the Samsung Refrig. There are 4 schools of thought:
1. Press and hold power freeze and power cool buttons at same time for 10 seconds to reset. 2. Press and hold the Energy Saver and Lighting buttons at he same time for 8-10 seconds. 3. Unplug the unit for 10 minutes and plug it back in. 4. Replace electronic circuit boards (for example the main board found in the backof the unit or a board that controls the dislay found in the door. I would be interested in how your unit responds to #1 or #2. Good Luck R Joslin
Odds are that some one did some panic button pushing at one time. You need to look in your owners manual or down load one from the web. Or you can go into the user settings and scroll down to were you see a setting for energy save. Good Luck
I'm not sure what all the wild goose chase answers are all about, but you guys are WAY overthinking this and not solving the problem. I'm a 45 year old stay at home mom, decidely and possibly forever "un-handy". The solution is simple, as I just administered it this morning after a self-imposed power outage: Press the "Energy Saver" + "Lighting" button simultaneously for 3-5 seconds and you should be back in business. When this happened on a previous occasion, we had a repair guy come out, although the fridge was operating perfectly bc we weren't sure if that error message was indicating something important. Well, I felt like a schmuck when the guy showed me how to reset the panel (and we were both a bit irritated that phone tech support didn't do a better job of level 1 troubleshooting). So there it is...if your fridge is working fine but showing 1E, press Energy saver + Ligthing at the same time (you may need a flashlight since the panel will be dark).
If this is a window or wall unit. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF. Unplug the unit and wait 12-15 minutes. Then, plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the controls on anything except energy saver. If the unit then operates as it should, let it run for at least an hour before switching it to Energy Saver Mode. If that's the way you want to operate it. If it doesn't restart and run like it should or it shuts OFF on Energy Saver Mode, there is a problem with one of the setting sensors and needs to be replaced.
Also, while you have the unit unplugged, check the outlet to make sure it's still active. You can do this by plugging in a lamp. If the lamp doesn't work, the circuit breaker for that outlet has been tripped in your home's circuit breaker panel and needs to be reset. When you plug the AC unit back in and it trips the breaker again, there is an electrical short or overload in the AC Unit.
Please keep in mind everything I suggested is based on your AC being a 120 volt window or wall unit.
Every new unit comes with the user's manuals, and every new unit has free tech support from the vendor. What you are looking for is under the "System Settings" found after pressing "Additional Functions".