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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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  • uechan Oct 23, 2007

    wow, thats basically what the company told me to do:

    Hello,
       That rapid temperature drop as soon as the compressor turns on
    sounds like your temperature sensor may be loose. It is a thick black
    plastic wire located behind the filter screen on the top left. The
    sensor should be placed in a clip towards the front of the unit keeping
    it suspended between both the evaporator coils (the metal grating and
    copper coils you see) and the filter pre-screen and casing. If you feel
    comfortable you could check this and move the sensor between those two
    components yourself. I will need the serial number and the first and
    last name the unit was ordered under to check any further warranty
    options. Let us know if you were able to find the loose sensor or your
    order information. Have a great day.
     
    Thank You,
    Lauren
    Edgestar Customer Service

    i will probably try it tomorrow as it's not too big of a deal at the moment (relative to the work i have to do). thanks for the response though, how in the world did you know that anyway?

    also, as i mentioned, this is a 450z which i think is a newer model? the site says 13,000 BTU's if it makes any difference

  • ronbegin Nov 30, 2007

    I have had an AP410HS unit for about 3 months. During this time the unit has operated on the AC cycle only. Last week my son switched the cycle to heat and the unit operated for 10 minutes then stopped with the service memo "E1" I tried the reset button, washed the filter and the unit would start and run 30 seconds than stopped. I call customer service and wa told to send the unit back to the company and that's easier said than done since I live in Florida. Any idea what could be causing this problem?
    Thanks You
    Ron Begin
    ronbgn@yahoo.com

  • zley Jun 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem with mine.  But it won't let me put the temp below 77 degrees either.  

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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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