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10000 BTU Fedders. Thermostat set to 66. Only cools to 73.

It's a nice unit and more than enough for my wife's 200 sq foot flower work shed. But it needs to be cooler in the room for the flowers and the compressor kicks off when it's 73 even though the digital thermostat is set at 66 (as low as it will go). If I slide the filter out, I can get 2 more degrees out of it, which is telling me that the unit is not sensing the room temperature properly.
Can I correct this by finding and re-locating the thermostat sensor? Is it a capillary bulb?
Is there a way to adjust (lower) the bottom setting of the temperature control?

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  • christoph60 Jul 23, 2009

    Insulate the bulb! As Larry would say, "Why didn't I think of that"... or was it Moe?

    Anyway... BRILLIANT!!! I can't wait to try it! (My wife says, "I've got a wedding this weekend... you're not fooling with the A/C now!")

    Many Thanks, 2rns4u!!



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Dear friend If you have a capillary bulb on the the front of the A/C you can trick it. You can experiment with masking tape covering the bulb thereby insulating making the unit think that it has not satisfied the temp requirement. It is not easy to move the tstat on a window unit as I am sure that you have figured out by now. I hope this helps, 2rns4u <*{{{>(

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Just move the Tsat. But you have a chance of icing the unit if you are not careful. Good luck. Russ

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