I'm fine with troubleshooting when I get home, but I'm not sitting near the unit at the moment. I'm trying to convince my wife that it's worth LOOKING AT fixing, even if we eventually purchase a big-screen TV this weekend. She wants to buy one on the way home, without even trying to fix it.
No power is getting to the unit at all. The outlet is good, as all other components on the power strip are OK. Are there any kind of reset steps or circuit breakers/fuses on this model?
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Re: Is there a circuit breaker on this model?
No reset or magic button but the problem could be C524 Panasonic p/n# Ecqb1224jf off pin 10 of the flyback. These are a VERY common failure in that unit causing everything from shutdown to dead condition.. It wouldn't be that expensive either to have that estimated and repaired. I think you would be pleasantly surprised.
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Is the dryer gas or electric? Does it plug into a 110Volt outlet or a 220Volt outlet? Does it trip the circuit breaker immediately or will it run for a while and then trip the breaker? If it is tripping immediately then there is a short inside the unit. If it takes a while to trip the breaker it can be that the outlet you are using is not a dedicated line and has other circuits connected to it. If that's the case you are overloading the breaker and causing it to shut down. If it is a dedicated line that you are plugged into then something inside the unit is heating up when its in use and overloading the circuit breaker. Then the unit needs service.
Sounds like it has no power getting to it at all. Dont forget that some circuit breakers have UP as ON and some have DOWN as ON. Do not just assume a common way is always the same. You may even have to have one UP and the other DOWN as on. Check what the switch or circuit breaker has written on it to be sure.
AIR CONDITIONERS run like a refrigerator, they manufacture their own Heat or Cool and blow air past the unit to give hot or cold air to cool or heat the Room. These do not require flowing water.
Sometimes people (wrongly) call EVAPORATIVE COOLERS air conditioners. (An evaporative cooler just blows AIR past flowing water to humidify the flowing air and therefore "cool" the area)
An evaporative cooler therefore would require running water and without flowing water, the unit may not start due to the installation of a "fail safe" switch. An evaporative cooler would generally have a large box mounted on your roof with open sides with filters which are kept moist by the running water and through which the fresh air is sucked and pumped into your home.
There are varying thoughts on both, I personally consider the REFRIGERATED style as the most effective type, but they are more expensive to install and run.
First, check the source of the power to the unit, Has a circuit breaker in your home's circuit breaker panel been tripped? If so, unplug the unit, before resetting the circuit breaker. If that's not the case, check the outlet it's plugged into. It may be damaged or have a loose wiring connection. Be sure to turn the circuit breaker for that receptacle OFF, before removing the cover plate.
If all of the above checks out OK, check the water collection bucket, as it may need to be emptied and/or the bucket was not reinstalled properly or the float valve in the top of the bucket is stuck in the UP position, If so, jiggle the arm of the float valve to get to return to the DOWN position.
When reinstalling the bucket, be sure that it fits "squarely" into it's holder and makes firm contact with the bucket safety removal switch.
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Check the outlet that the unit is plugged into, to be sure that it is in fact, working. The circuit breaker in your home's circuit breaker panel for that outlet, may have tripped. Also, the outlet may have interior damage or a loose wire connection. If the unit seems not to be getting power, one of the above is the problem. Try plugging the unit into another outlet in a different room.
Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Check the circuit breaker in your homes breaker panel for a tripped circuit breaker. With what you described, I suspect the unit shorted out and tripped the breaker. The problem may not be the AC unit, though. It may be the outlet it's plugged into. A loose or worn wire.or a cracked receptacle. If it's not the outlet, the short is in the AC unit and is not easy to trace. You will probably need to let a qualified service person look at it.
Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Whether this is a window unit or a built-in unit, check the source of the power. Is there a circuit breaker in your home's circuit breaker panel that has been tripped? If so, it's probably the one that serves the AC unit. Reset the breaker and see if it trips again, after you turn the AC unit ON. If it does, either that circuit is overloaded or there is an electrical short in the AC unit.