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Window a/c only cools for a short time then it blows warm air.

A/c is a whirlpool model ACM122XHO. I have the fan control on low cool and the thermostat on "5". I've tried a/c on hi cool and it does the same thing. I can hear the compressor sort of shaking then it goes off before cooling sufficiently.

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SOURCE: Cool air when running; warm air when compressor is off.

It sounds as if warm outside air is being drawn back into the room when the unit is not actively cooling. Portable units depend on room air to carry the heat outside, & therefore will not work properly if the room is too airtight. Provide a makeup air passage by leaving the door slightly open, & see if this helps. Use a room thermometer to see if your desired temperature is being reached. Note that if the wind is strong & coming from the wrong direction, it may not be possible to prevent warm air drawback.

Posted on Jul 18, 2007

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I have the same problem w/ a window unit - fedders unit under the Maytag brand. No idea how to fix it, but would be great to get some info on this.

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SOURCE: Fedders window unit won't blow cool air

Hi There,
It needs to be re-charged with freon.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Blowing hot air, compressor not kicking on, just fan ? ?

are you speaking of the outside fan or inside? compressor should be a little warm but not boiling hot. the unit could be low on freon. if low it will run a while but the compressor will overheat and shut off leaving the fan running by itself ouside. if nothing outside is running check power. if you have power check the contacted outside to make sure it's pulled in. contacters are bad about going out on goodman untis. Also ants can get under contacts.

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SOURCE: Will not cool properly.

You have either a faulty thermostat, dirty condenser and evaporator or a faulty run capacitor. Need to service soon before the compressor is damaged. Sea Breeze

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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