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My unit keeps freezing. How do I stop it?

My unit keeps freezing. How do I stop it?

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First, make sure you have it set at a mid temp. Eventhough the thermostat says it will make ice cubes, it isn't supposed to. The unit should cycle on and off with a room temperature of 70 - 72 degrees.

Secont, make sure that the filter and the insode and outside coild are clean. If they are dirty, wash the filter and gently bruch the coild, being careful not to flaten teh aluminum fins.

If you are handy, take the unit outside, remove the cabbinet (and with it UNPLUGGED), spray it down with a garden hose, running water through both coils. Let it dry fro a few hours, put the cover back on and put it back in the window.

If you still get icing, you probably have a low charge. With the cost of labor, and the price of window units, you'ld be better off replacing it than fixing it, unless you have a local air conditioning school that will do it for cost of materials.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010


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