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WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER SHUT ITSELF OFF

I have a Frigidaire model FAA085P7A unit, purchased new in March of 2008. It has not had heavy use. I ran the unit during the night (it was a rainy night, humidity in the house was 77%, temp. in the house was 75 degrees, while temp outside was probably between 68 and 72), to drive the humidity down. I set the ''temp'' setting on the unit's panel to 67 degrees. After running continuously for 6 hours, the unit shut itself off. All of the green light displays on the front panel were on, so it wasn't a power outage problem. I hit the power off button to turn off the green lights, and let the unit alone for an hour or so. When I hit the power on button, the unit turned on and ran normally. (What I don't know is whether it had iced up and so turned itself off.) Is it likely under the conditions that I described above (i.e., inside and outside temps and humidities, and the temp setting of 67 degrees programmed into the unit) that it iced up? What other potential problem might be causing this? My e-mail address is : grovebarb2@gmail.com

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Some units have a dehumidify setting to overcome this as they go through a defrost. You can either manually defrost running on heating for a few minutes, or have it defrost when it goes out on fault as happened.

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