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Error code Purchased a windchaser pacr10 portable used,plugged it in after setting for two days the fan came on for about 2 seconds the showed error code E-1. Tried unplugging it and pluged it back in and got the same error. Is this something I could repair or a service center?

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  • srasheila Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same error code problem. I have tried holding down the power button while unplugging the unit and followed the instructions given, but the air conditioner works for about 2 seconds and then it turns off and the error code comes back on again.


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The first is answer horribly wrong! This error has nothing to do with the fan nor is there a capacitor on the fan. U should know what ur talking bout so u dont mislead others.

An E1 error code on this unit means the sensor on the evaporator has malfunctioned. Unfortunately, the solution in the manual says to call the manufacturer who is out of business!

Posted on May 13, 2012

  • wyliesdiesel May 13, 2012

    And a capacitor is an electrical storage tank, they dont "get stuck"!


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Be certain you have it plugged directly into a ac socket , no surge protector or gfic protector.
the main fan should have come on first then the compressor.
if not the fan capacitor or the fan is stuck.
try reseting it by
for resetting the error code. Unplug unit, clean filter, HOLD DOWN power button and CONTINUE HOLDING while plugging unit back in. Unit will beep. Unplug again, plug back in and resume normal operation

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I sometimes get an error when the unit is not on a very level part of the floor. No idea why this would cause a problem.

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