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My unit dont turn on. it look like it is on, since the green light are on, but the unit dont cool neither make any noise

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  • yvonnega Jun 02, 2010

    hi it is a 150000 btu unit kenmore model 580751515000
    the unit is dead, but whan i press the power button the display light turn on, like showing the temperature, mode (fan coling etc) it has a reset button at the endo of the power cord, i have press it but nothing. thanks for your help


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Hi, I looked up this unit, 5 to 8,000 b.t.u's about 1/2 of cooling, good unit. You say its not doing anything at all like maybe blowing just warm or room temperature air, or just a green light is on and its dead in the water? It didn't give me anything on stats for this unit, but you must have power to the unit. What I would do first, is to find the breaker that controls the plug that you run it on, turn it off for about 7 to 10 minute's, and reset breaker to see if there's a change. If you are a handyman or lady, you can try, since this is a newer model, try after pulling the plug, removing the front cover. Take the knobs off. Where the knob for the thermostat control is mounted, you should find some screws and a metal plate you can remove and this is where you will find your wiring control compartment. Look for any reset in the area, or possibly they may have a portion of this unit fused on the circuit board like they do on the larger circuit boards. Look for any signs of burned or blacked areas in the electrical area also. If not, we will have to go from there and take the steps to trouble shoot deeper into the system to find why you have power as the led light is on, but something has taken place. Keep me posted, and start at the main power supply like I asked first and we will go from there. Let me know what you find.

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    Robert Horton Jun 03, 2010

    Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the first model number that was listed showed it was a 5,000 to 8,000 btu unit, but doesn't matter. So, you do have a reset on the power cord itself. It has to be reset or you would not have any display at all, so this unit is off on a safety control switch, for example, a low pressure switch, high head pressure, which means the outdoor coil may be dirty. You can take a hose and wash it out to see if this changes anything. This happens a lot on all other units as dirt gets drawn into the coil causing high head pressures in the unit. These are cleaned during a service on a unit, but it is something you can try. I just want to give you some idea's you can check on your own as you are limited on what you can do with out the equipment. Since the compressor or fans are off, the system is locked out on a control and without being there to read the schematic to check the sequence of operation, makes it tough as there are no symtoms but a unit that's doing nothing but has power to run. It has to be off on one of those safety's to keep it from doing more damage to this unit. Wash that coil out and we can see if it is off on high head and may reset the switch that's in the system. This is all it takes is for one switch, either a normally open or closed set of contacts to malfuntion and shut it down. If this does not do it, you may have to call a tech to locate what has happened, as it would be almost impossible for me to walk you through the wiring diagram and locate which part has failed. It doesn't sound major which is good, or the reset would be tripping each time. I would call around and check prices. Normally it will be a 1-hr. minimum to come out and check it. If you do end up calling, ask if there is a travel charge, trip, or truck charge. You should be able to find someone that will include everything in a 1-hour charge. When I worked for other companies in the past, our service manager would give us 1 hour to trouble-shoot and find the problem on a residential unit. Just make sure they are a licensed contractor, and anything over 1 hour should be broken down in 1/4 hours. I wish you all the luck on this, and it would be great to be there. Try cleaning the condenser coil and that may take care of the problem, you will know.


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