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Model FAC124P1A1 window unit, I connected the unit after being off for about 5 months and it tripped,it shot a spark from the outlet. The breaker and the outlet work but the unit wont turn on anymore. What happend? Will it cost a lot to repair?

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This appears to be a direct short internally to the compressor . you neede a ohm meter to test it .. not certain how old the unit is but if its a window unit and over 6 years old I would buy a new one. But it does no0t sound good. In the future when a unit trips the breaker and you reset it and it trips right away its best not to trip it again as it contaminate the inside of thye system and is very difficult to clean and expensive as well . those are my thoughts. It could be the outside fan but the way you decribe it tripping right away my money is on the compressor

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If the Arc Detection Device has tripped, the
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You should test the Arc Detection Device
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