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Window air conditioner repair

I have a whirlpool window air conditioner that has gone out. It smells like transmission fluid is leaking and it stinks up the house when it is on so we can't run it. Is the repair cost going to be cheaper or is it better to just buy a new unit. The unit is 2 1/2 years old. I live in Southern California so I have to have the air conditioner. Does anyone know what it is so when I try to have it repaired I know what I am talking about

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When you smell something like that it only means your unit is leaking.the freon/refrigerant is what you smell.so i suggest compare a brand new one with the labor cost for repairs in your area.

Posted on May 18, 2009

  • baggybobpart Aug 31, 2010

    could be ruptured start capacitor. look inside the sheet metal box where the controls are for evidence of oil. Not too difficult to replace but you should have some electrical familiarity. Cost for new part $15-25 or take one from a junker. Value should be close but it doesn't need to be an exact replacement.

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