Turned on for a second, shut off, wont come back on
Ouch! This is not looking good for for this A/C if you were somehow able to plug it into a 240 volt outlet. Very few of these appliances have fuses or other overvoltage / overcurrent protective devices built in.
Electrical outlets are designed to reject plug connected appliances that (1) draw more current (or amps) than the circuit can safely provide, and / or (2) those appliances that operate on a different voltage than available at the outlet. So, it would be pretty hard to get a 120 volt appliance to plug into a 240 volt outlet - UNLESS you have "modified" the plug's prongs. Tearing out ground pins and / or twisting blades with pliers definitely falls into the "modified" category. It can also happen if a "handyman" installs a 120 volt configured outlet on a 240 volt circuit and simply tells you it is 240 v, not 120 v.
The compressor motor is probably toast, as are any electronics used to control the unit. Nothing is unrepairable though - it just comes down to how much you are willing to spend on fixing a 3 year old unit - compared to the cost of brand new.
I hope this helps - and good luck!
Jun 07, 2010 |
LG LWHD1500ER Wall/Window Air Conditioner