Question about EdgeStar Heating & Cooling
Hi. I have a 2010 Edgestar AP12000S portable A/C unit. The Edgestar phone tech rep told me that the "power board" has probably gone bad. When turning the unit on for the first time this summer, I heard a beep but saw no lights on the top control panel. Reset the plug & tried again...got lights on the control panel for approximately 30 seconds but the unit did not turn on. All other attempts to power up the unit have failed...no lights, no power -- only an occasional single "beep." I've removed the back cover of the unit and would like to replace the bad "power panel" - any suggestions? Thanks, Bob.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have it serviced. It cost me $250 to have a pro do it. Also, check the timer (the dial is hidden by a sliding cover on my unit). My husband cleaned it himself a year later and he took it apart to do it and it works much better now. When he opened it up, it was full of calcium deposit and dust. He told me he did not think the unit had been cleaned properly by the pro.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
The problem may be with the drainpump not functioning properly. They sometimes clog up with scale. Easy to remove and clean by opening up the unit. Some units also have an alarm function when the cell pads need replacing. Again this one would be able to see visually. They simply slide out, you would have to locate a supplier and just buy four cellpads.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
This kind of failure is very common; that is why I suggest that one should keep the old CRT TV, buy a converter and put them both in the garage or basement so they are handy when our s*e*x*y new sets go belly up.
With fair confidence I can say that the main power supply has failed.
If you want to try this on your own, it only will require the removal of a few screws and a flashlight.
- Unplug the set overnight. - Remove the rear housing - Use some logic and these tips; look for a separate board with larger than average parts on it and seems closer to the power cord than others. This will be the power supply.
Check the board over for something that looks like a part number and record it. If you find more than one, one of them will be the bare board number, the second (sometimes on a sticker instead of printed directly on the board) should be the part number for the assembly.
Search for the Westinghouse service company nearest you and call them with this info. Ask if they repair these or just sell new ones. If it is the latter, don't pitch the old one, continue to look for a repair service that will take it on after you have the new one in place and can watch your favorites again. The new supply will likely cost between $90 - $150 and with a little common sense, most anyone can remove and replace these in the set. Expect any repair to cost about the same as a new supply; US technical labor costs more than Chinese assembly labor.
These supplies can be as reliable as the primitive older type but companies refuse to use the high-grade components necessary to give them a long life so they fail much sooner than the old, less efficient kind known as 'linear' supplies.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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