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Hi there, My unit worked fine for a year.. this year the extra heat hitting california forced us to use it on most of the time. Now the unit just keeps turning on.. 2-5 minutes later then the cool option shuts off for 2 minutes then comes back on again. This is the 8000 BTU MODEL ..i cleaned everything inside.. I read that the thermostat could be the problem or the antiheating coil (not sure what) could be it also. Is there something I can try myself to unplug or change to fix this? Or is the AC unit just ready to die?

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  • jelatinas Jun 02, 2008

    Hello I have the same problem as yours. The compressor works for only 2 minutes and then shuts down, only the fan is working...then after 2 minutes then compressor comes back on again. Were you able to find a solution for this?

  • tektek Jun 09, 2008

    You know.. from what I've figured out it was a wattage/power problem.. too much overload affected the unit powers supply .. when I hooked it to a completely separate power line it worked fine. Hope this helps.

  • tektek Jun 09, 2008

    Hi, from what I could figure it was a power/wattage problem. When I hooked it into another separate power line via long cable.. it worked with no issues.. so I guess the unit wasn't getting enough power due to other devices being on the same line.

    Hope this helps.



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I had the same problem. Ran for about 2 minutes then turned the compressor off for 3-5 then ran the compressor again for 2. I noticed that when just the fan was running it was blowing pretty warm air too. I started looking it over and noticed that when I put the vent back in the window that the extension was covering the hole. IE I put it in backwards so I was covering the airflow hole to the outside. Changed that and it works fine now :) Check your vent line and make sure it isn't clogged or covered some how.

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