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Edgestar AP550Z won't heat, goes into some sort of alert mode

When i turn on my unit it runs for about 2 mins then shuts down and beeps and the red power light flashes. i have shut it down and tried to let it reset it self but i will do the same thing again. i noticed that the exauhst tube had water in it, quite a bit. I thought that this model was suppose to eliminate the need to empty the condensate, is it suppose to blow it out the exauhst hose?

My other unit in another room has a problem with radomly tuning the air conditioner off and just blowing hot air. I typicaly have to leave the unit shut down for 2 days to get the a/c function working again. if i try to restart it any sooner it does the same thing again and again the 2 day rule has been working. any ideas on either one of my problems

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  • Angel Waits Apr 10, 2008

    My Ruud Silhouette sometimes needed to be thumped at top of grilled area, in order for heater to run.

    Ist has been off most of the day, and does not respond to thumping tonight. Plenty of propane, looks like. (That was a problem before.)

    and it's a bit cold in here. 60F not life-threatening, but....

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my wine cooler that I purchased for Christmas 2007. It has failed to cool and goes into the alert mode. I've disconnected the power for a couple of days and when I plugged it back up to power I receive the same response, no cooling. I'm surprised other customers are receiving similar problem. Don't call the customer service numbers because no one answers and the message is to leave your name and number and they will call you back. That never happens. I quiet dissatisfied with the product. I purchased it on-line from Compact Appliances in Austin, Texas. Don't buy this product.

    Billy Mull

    Atlanta, Georgia



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This could apply to at least one of your units. Apparently these models have had some trouble with the compressor capacitor wires coming loose. If they're barely touching they could cause the compressor to run intermittently and possibly overheat. The compressor runs in heating and cooling mode.

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