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I need to know if this model ?FAM186R2A? can be turned on with a timer.

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  • kay5723 Jun 01, 2009

    I don’t have this air conditioner so I can’t try it. I want to buy it but before I do I want to know if it can be turned on with a timer.

  • kay5723 Jun 01, 2009

    thanks for trying


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I doubt a timer would work because it has electronic controls which would require manually setting the A/C when it is powered up.

You can test the concept by setting the A/C where you want it to come on if you had a timer, unplugging the unit for a few minutes, then plugging it back in. If it doesn't start up where you left it before it was unplugged, then a timer will not do the job you want it to do.

If it does come back on where you want it, a good timer to use for that unit would be an Intermatic hot water heater timer.

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Jun 01, 2009

    This rating is a "thanks for trying", so apparently you didn't like the answer. What did I miss?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Jun 01, 2009

    Thanks for the additional info -- that would have been helpful. I agree you can't test it if you don't have it.

    I doubt a timer will work. But I can't promise that -- you could call the manufacturer, but they probably wouldn't have a clue.

    You could run the test I suggested on another unit, but other than that, I don't have any suggestions.


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