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A few days ago I moved my portable air conditioner unit from one room to another. (Amcor 12,000BTU, Cooling/heating unit) Prior to moving it, the air conditioner and compressor worked fine. The unit is about a year old, and has only been used a few months of the year thus far. After I moved the unit into my bedroom, and plugged it in, everthing kept working fine, (including the compressor) but a funny, slightly burnt plastic smell (or some other chemical smell) was blowing out of the unit aloong with the cold air. I turned the unit off for the rest of the night and next day. The following night I turned the unit on again, and the compressor kicked in with the same funny smell. After about 30 seconds, the machine gave a shudder, and the compressor stopped working.(the fan continued to work) The compressor has not come on again since. The fan works, and on the unit, the light indicator says the compressor is on, but it is not. No hot air is being discharged from the hose, the air coming out the fan is room temp. I went back and looked at the trouble shooting instructions. I looked at the outlet, to make sure it tested strong enough to support the power needed for the unit. And it did. I even tried it in another outlet. So I think I did something when I moved the unit. It says on the directions to drain water before moving unit. What happens if you don't? I wonder if there was water in it when I moved it. After I read that part in the instructions I went back to the unit to see if there was water in it. There was a little, but not a lot. I did not tilt the unit when I moved it, but I can imagine water might have sloshed around in there. What do you think is wrong with the unit? Is it something I can repair myself? Thank you in advance, Sheila

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Perhaps the coolant gas has leaked out of the compressor.

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Hi, without the compressor running, you will only get room temp. air. You will be dealing with electrical trouble shooting to find why this compressor is not operating. If you do not have any electrical trouble shooting skills you would need to take it in to have it checked. There are several things you can check just by Looking, touching and so on. On a single phase compressor sealed pot, you will have a run cap, in your case it may be a dual cap one part to start the fan and the second part of the cap to start and run the compressor. I am telling you all of this so that maybe you and I can solve your problem. Just some things for you to look over being you are not an a/c Tech and have the equip. to check what would cause this.Turn off the power, and try and locate the run cap.If it is a dual cap it will be rather tall, 4 to 6" and oval with 3 terminals on top marked C, Hermetic, and Fan. Since you can't test it just look it over for any signs of oil leakage and bulging at the top and sides. If you do see this, it needs to be replaced. If it looks good it still may be open internally, but if you can excess the compressor, where the 3 wires enter, you should have a plastic cap to cover these wires. Try to remove it to see if maybe one of the wire connections have burned off, which will cause compressor not to operate. These are things that are checked in the field with meters and proper a/c tools, but you can look and find problems causing this. I wanted to give you a rather long explanation, as you can't always assume the run cap is bad unless you check it first. The compressor could also be shorted out or open windings.Without being on site, I can't check it. You if you can, look at the things I have told you, burned off connections, Leaking Run Cap or bulging at the top, it will be raised and distorted.Compressor terminals one may have burned off due to heat or loose connection. Please let me know what you are able to do, and get back to me.A little time spent exploring with my direction, may have you up and running with little or no cost. I'm just covering most all bases that we can under the circumstances.Sincerely,

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check your condensor for dirt and any resets

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First make sure the filters are clean. Then see if the compressor is running. If it isn't make sure its got power to it. If its got power then you can check the capacitor. Also check for any overloads that may need to be reset. Make sure all the fans are running. There should be at least 2. If everything is working then you may need to have the refrigerant charge checked. Does it have any trouble lights? The circuit board may have some LED's that blink to give a trouble code. Let me know what you find.

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you can get a small condensate pump, and run the hose to a drain like a sink or toilet, you may have to trick the switch if you have to put the pump inside, where the bucket would fit.

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