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Window unit no longer cooling

I moved into an apartment which had a Samsung window unit in the bedroom. After a year, it has quit cooling (the fan still works well). I also noticed I don't hear the compressor kick on and off any longer.
I asked at the manager's office and discovered that the unit was left by the previous tenants and doesn't belong to the apartment complex! I loved having this air conditioner.
Is there something short of hiring a serviceman that I might try to see if I can (or my boyfriend can) repair it?

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You could pull the front cover off and see if there is a loose wire in the control box (behind where the control knobs are). it could just be a bad thermostat. you will see a copper wire with a silverish end on it coming out of the t-stat, try holding it between your fingers for a few minutes to warm it up, turn the t-stat to coldest setting possible, turn unit on, and then see if the compressor will kick on. if neither of those things help you could try replacing the thermostat, probably not expensive from samsung if the unit isn't too old. if that doesn't help either then the compressor probably bit the dust. but if not its worth fixing! hope that helps.

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