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I installed a window type 18000 BTU air conditioner that runs on 220v. I also installed the 220 outlet. The outlet has power, according to the current meter the power cord to the unit has power and power is making it into the unit, but it won't turn on. I have tried both a 15 amp and 30 amp breaker but neither helps. The unit is rated for 15 amps. Help! I am so frustrated!!

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