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After turning the unit on, it clicks to start, but then clicks right back off...

I just installed a used Whirlpool ACQ122XK airconditioner, that has been stored for about a year. Anyways, I turned the unit on before I inserted it into its housing unit and it worked just fine. Then I inserted it into the housing unit and ran it for about 10 minutes and it ran fine, but the front radiator looking piece was sort of grimy, so I turned it off and vacuumed it, even though the bottom of it was sort of wet. I did not bend any of the aluminum pieces or anything, but now it won't turn on. When I turn the unit on, the lights come on and it sounds like it is going to start blowing, but then it clicks, behind the "power square" with the on/off switch and the cool/fan speeds, and the blower turns back off. Then about 30 seconds-1 minute, it clicks again, like if the blower is going to come back on, but then it clicks again and turns off. I have tried to unplug it and let it set for 3-5 minutes and try it again, but it does the same thing over. Do I need a new unit or is this a minor problem that can be fixed? Or even a solution, that I can possibly try, that might make it work? Thank you for any help that I can get!!!

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Re: After turning the unit on, it clicks to start, but...

Once you switch the unit off mid cycle, it needs time to equalise before it will switch on again.  otherwise check the start the compressor.

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