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The Plug on my Soleus Mac 12,000 Air Conditioner gets hot and it shuts off. The plug has been replaced once, what can solve this problem!

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  • musikmakerLA Aug 27, 2008

    Hi Koolbreezes,

    Thank you very much for your help.  Well how do I clean the compressor?  Is it a do-it-yourselfer, or do I have to take it in? Where is the compressor on the unit?

    Thanks again for your input.



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NO! Isaid the back coil are clogging up, not the compressor clogging up. The fan blades and a slinger ring picks up the water and slings it on the back coils and evaporates the dirt and calcium out the water and deposit them on the coils, which over time, builds up and closes the air flow through the coils which helps cools the hot gas, which sends the not -so -cool-gas back to the compressor which draws more amps due to higher temperatures the compressor working in ect..ect..ect.. (see where -I'm going with this? Thank-you-very-much!

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This mean the compressor is drawing too much amps, caused by the back cois are clogging up and not getting rid of enough heat.Hope you clean it soon before it ruin the compressor. Thank-you-very-much!

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