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Cooling on and off

Hi, i have a 450z model. it worked fine for a couple weeks but now it has a strange problem.

i set the desired room temperature of 66 degrees F and the machine set on cool.

however, the machine only pumps out cool air for a minute or so. then for another minute, it stops and only has the fan working. afterwards, it'll turn the cool air back on but again, only for a minute before turning on only the fan.

what is the problem and how can i solve it?
i've already cleaned the air filters and adjusted the hose, frankly i'm out of ideas.

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Re: cooling on and off

Behind the filter there should be a small metal tube that senses the temp. entering the unit sometime this is too close to the metal fins and sense the cold from the fins and not the air coming in. Make sure this is away from the fins and try a different temp. setting.And relocating the unit. These units tend to give off more heat that cooling because the hot air is returned to the inside of the room and not vented outside like window units.This is an  EdgeStar 12,000 BTU unit, correct?

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