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A/C will not come on

My unit number is ACQ088MROand it will not turn-on. I moved 4years ago and have not turned it on since 2006.

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Hi, have you checked for power , tripped breaker maybe? I would think it would be something along that line if it was OK when you left it. You may want to check that out and if you do have power, if this is a window , wall, or a free standing unit, I didn't look it up, but sounds like it from the numbers.Yes it is a window 115 volt unit. Unplug it and make sure the outlet if fine. From outside from a louver, see if you can use something long and slim to turn the fan motor to see if it turns. It wouldn't have a reset on it. I believe its a power problem. If a critter as made a nest inside, it may have used the wiring insulation for building a nest. I have seen this before. You may need to take a good strong light and see if you can remove some knobs and if you know there is voltage to it, check the power on switch for any damage to the wiring. I would start there. Do this and get back to me. It wouldn't be a compressor or motor as the unit has been off. If it had a very small leak in it the compressor wouldn't come on, but the blower/condenser motor would. Check these things out and look very well to see for anything out of place, burned wires, nest or chewed wires, anything. Does this model have any control led lights on the front of it that light up when it runs? If so, you know there is power to it. Please keep me posted and please be kind when rating me as far as my help to you. I will be here if you need me.
Sincerely, and Happy 4th,
A/c & Heating Contractor

Posted on Jul 04, 2010


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