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Need help I bougth used one true brand. When plugged into power 115v it start making noises and all power is gone

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  • boldoo Jan 07, 2008

    ALso how many voltages use this true brand coolers 115v or 220v some one help me to fix thad problem?

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If you mean the breaker trips it probably is drawing locked rotor amps on compressor. Turn thermostat all the way to the left to turn it off. Restore power to unit. If fans inside stay on, that means the power on still on. Then turn thermostat to the rite to turn it back on. If the power fails again after turning thermostat back on the compressor is probably bad. :(

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