Question about Heating & Cooling
I assume since you changed the outlet it is a window unit?
Does the fan work?
If so you either have a thermostat that won't engage the power to the compressor or you have a bad capacitor that starts the compressor. Most units have a start and a run capacitor, but they are often in the same can. Sometimes you can ground out the cap- with the unit UNPLUGGED!- by using a screwdriver and shorting each cap pin to ground-. Prepare yourself for a loud POP when you do this. Sometimes this works to get the cap working again- but just sometimes.
Since it quit working after the power went out maybe you had a surge that fried a component. Also, when you changed the outlet did you check that you were actually getting voltage? Depending on your unit it could be a number of things from the cord to a switch. Make sure you have the thermostat set for coldest and see if that does it. Sometimes it is just something simple like that and it happens to the best of us from time to time.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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