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Re: Haier Air Conditioner (24000 BTU, 240 electric)
The compressor is probably bad. This is what some do when they are failing. The compressor is the heart of the unit and very costly to have replaced. Only a licensed technician can do this for you. The EPA regulates the refrigerants used to complete this job. In most cases it is cheaper to simply replace the unit then to fix it. If it is new I suggest exchanging it for another one on warranty.
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To determine the cost of using this air conditioner, you will need to find out what your electric company charges per kw/h. This is the standard unit that electricity is charged for. Next determine the wattage of the air conditioner. This should be found on the unit name plate. If you can not find the wattage by the name plate, the take the voltage and multiply by the amperage, this will give you watts. Next multiply the wattage by 24. (watts per hour x 24 hours) Finally divide this number by 1000. This will give you the total Kw that the unit will use in a 24 hour period. If you multiply this number by the cost per Kw that will give you the operating cost of your unit for one day.
ex. electric company charges .25/Kw
The unit uses 1000 watts
1000 x 24 = 24000 watts
24000/1000 = 24 Kw
24 Kw x .25/Kw = $6.00 day
Note: all figures shown above were randomly generated in my head, and have no correlation to your calculations. Hope this helps.
It sounds as if the compressor (that provides the cooling) is cutting out due to either a faulty thermostat or is itself overheating.
Obviously check the thermostat is able to move between it's minimum and maximum levels, anthat this corresponds to the compressor cutting in and out.
With maximum cooling selected, the compressor should not cut out untill the thermostat says it's cool enough. If it does, there is a fault, and you have every right to a refund or a free repair/ replacement.
The fault is usually centered around the compressor electrical components if it is not under any warranty, but it should be. Even if the store does not want to know, the manufacturer should back it for 1 year.
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I own the Haier 9,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner - White. This is the second day that my unit has blow out air that smells really bad. I went to check my unit to find that there was a leak of some sort of chemical that smells like what is blowing from my unit. What should I do?