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Ge model agv12abg1 window air conditioner thermal overload cut's unit off after about 2 minutes, (unit get's extremely hot on outside right upper corner of the case), but will cool in approx 1 minute and the unit will come back on for another approx 2 minutes, any ideas?

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Sounds to me as if the heater and a/c may possibly coming on at the same time causing too many amps to be pulled from the electrical box causing the overload to be tripping. You should also check to insure there is a clean coil. If there is a dirty coil or any type of blockage to the coil it will cause a compressor to over heat and trip the overload switch.

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