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During a violent thunderstorm, our air conditioner unit stopped working. The unit looks ok, but I wonder if the thermostat might have been surged?

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Turn fan from auto to on, if it comes on low voltage should be ok.
Unit may have a breaker or fuses located inside if it's a package unit.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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