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I removed the Ground Fault Interrupter plug from my new GE window air conditioner to fit it in my camper, i put a normal AC plug on it now the thermostat stays on all the time. David

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First, the GFI was placed in the system for a reason. On ANY part of an HVAC system, if it has a safety, you NEVER remove it. If you place a regular plug on it, I would replace the breaker that feeds that circuit with a GFI breaker. This will still give you the protection it needs without compromising safety at all. As far as your thermostat, does it have batteries in it or is it ran off your power input. If you have no power to your system and your thermostat was off before, but now you removed the GFI and the thermostat stays on, I would think you have a battery back up that will lock out the thermostat on a ground fault.

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