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Compressor not running

Is there something I can check, the lights inside are on but the compressor is not coming on...it has been unplug for about 6 months

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Thanks, I will try it tonight!!!

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Have you plug it more than an hour?..if the timer is in the heating mode, it would take about 30 mins to finish and transfer to cooling mode, try to wait...

is the thermostat set to the max?...set it to max so that the compessor might run...

let me know what happen ...

tnx for asking me...

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Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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