The reason that it's doing that is b/c at first its running only with the fan butwhen the compressor clicks on it trips the breaker if you have other items running off that circuit "unplug them" [even turned off items can still consume some power]. Then try to running only the ac unit see if it works a 12000btu takes a lot to run, if this doesn't work the ac may be to much for your circuit to handle and a smaller unit may be needed.
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I understand that your Frigidaire air conditioner, model# FRA124HT2, begins with a constant beeping, and changes the modes itself, about every 30 minutes. I also see that it ends up on a different setting each time it does this. I suggest resetting your air conditioning, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker for 3-5 minutes. Bring power back to it and turn it on. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your washer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
Hello Chris - Here are a few simple troubleshooting tips
that may help you resolve this issue:
·Check the power cord connection to the wall outlet is secure.
·Make sure that the house circuit breaker has not tripped.
·Try testing the air conditioner. Make sure the unit is turned off,
Press the TEST button, you will notice a click as the BUTTON pops out. Then
press the RESET button. Again, you will notice a click as the button engages,
now turn unit on. If the LCDI plug does not reset the cord may be damaged.
·The "Cool" circuit has an automatic 3-minute compressor time
delayed start if the unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents
overheating of the compressor and possible circuit breaker tripping. And the
fan will continue to run during this time.
·If the unit has been turned off and on rapidly or if the
thermostat was changed to a lower number and then immediately turned back to a
higher number the compressor may not start. You must turn the unit off and wait
a minimum of 3 minutes for the unit to equalize before restarting.
If these assessment measures
prove to be ineffective, I would strongly suggest contacting an authorized
service technician who would be better able to assist you in the diagnosis and
repair of your unit. You can often locate an experienced technician in your
area by going to the manufacturer website.
First check the outlet the unit is plugged into. It may be dead, due to a circuit breaker being tripped. Also, the interior of the outlet may be damaged or has a loose wire.
If a circuit breaker was tripped, unplug the unit before resetting the circuit breaker. Then plug the unit back in and turn it ON. If the breaker trips again, there may be a short in the AC wiring or there is another electric appliance on that same circuit, that may be causing an overload, when the AC unit is ON.
Hope this helps you to start troubleshooting the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
This appears to be a direct short internally to the compressor . you neede a ohm meter to test it .. not certain how old the unit is but if its a window unit and over 6 years old I would buy a new one. But it does no0t sound good. In the future when a unit trips the breaker and you reset it and it trips right away its best not to trip it again as it contaminate the inside of thye system and is very difficult to clean and expensive as well . those are my thoughts. It could be the outside fan but the way you decribe it tripping right away my money is on the compressor
First, you need to determine what, besides the Souleus, is on that electrical circuit, and whether the circuit is 15 or 20 amp.
12,000 BTU A/C's tend to pull 10-12 amps, and they can peak just under 15 when the compressor starts. So a new, right off the shelf unit will max out a 15amp circuit. An older model with a worn out starting cap will demand even more amps at compresser startup.
The compressor is probably going out on either a pressure related or heat related overload. Both are a result of low refrigerant. There may be a low pressure safety swich that protects the compressor. Otherwise it may be an internal thermal overload that is tripping. It resets itself and comes back on. The thermal overload heats up and shuts off the compressor to protect it from too much heat which is gernerated by not enough refrigerant in the system to keep the compressor cool. It may be cheaper to replace the unit than have someone try and fix it. It is pretty time consuming and you cannot try it yourself unless you have an EPA Certificate to buy the refrigerant. Check with your local appliance repair man to see if he will tackle it.