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LG 1200 btu ac unit works fine for 20 minutes then shuts off compressor and continues to run fan only. Shutting it off for 15 minutes and then works fine again for 20 minutes.

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You do not say if it is outdoor or indoor fan which operates. However I presume all your filters are clean and the drainpipes are clear. The only other thing you could suspect is the thermostat or air flow sensor.

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