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My son's landlord brought out a new Frigidaire 12,000 B.T.U. room air conditioner.He,(my son) plugged it in and the unit made a popping sound with a flash of light, followed by the smell of burnt plastic! Can you give me an idea of what might of happened?

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Hi,

possibly sounds like a household wiring issue, if the unit was brand new and somehow got your 120 volt air conditioner hooked up to 220, that would cause that. You may have to ask some questions about who wired that plug that the air conditioner plugs into. It could be the other way around as well is the air conditioner 220 volts and the plug 120? Have someone check the voltage coming out of the plug. the voltage for the air condtioner and the wall MUST match. If its 220, that was your problem and your air condioner will need extensive service/replace. If it isnt, and the air conditioner was subjected to the lower voltage , it could have caused that as well and the circuit board fried, but hopefully the major components are okay check to see if your wall voltage and your air conditioner voltages are the same, they have to be, your unit will need service either way but hopefully the latter which is cheaper, and call a licensed electrician to check out that plug.

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