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Current device on cord trips

After running 1 or 2 days the reset on cord will trip immediately when you plug it in. after airconditioner is not operated for a few days it will work again for 1 or 2 days

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Sound to me like its pulling too much amps due to back dirty coils, check this coils where the fan blades throw the water on the coils ,this could be getting clogged! or low on freon, not enough cool gas to keep the compressor from getting hot!I

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Grunaire unit trips breaker immediately when we try to reset it.

very likely a defective compressor. while there are other things that could cause the tripping, 90% of time it will be the compressor. generally, it will not be cost effective to repair the system if it is.

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The cord for my Danby window unit has a current leakage detection device and trips immediately when I plug it in. If it is plugged in the device will not reset ie: the test fails. This is a new A/C unit....

Hi There,

If the unit is plugged into the proper rated receptacle and it popsthe reset in the plug without anything being turned on, it could be a faultycord.

I would first recommend that you check to be sure that the outlet is working properly by plugging something else in.
If the outlet is in fact working correctly, please contact our service department for assistance 1-800-26-DANBY
Thank you!

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The reset button is part of the cord. The cord has built in arc detection. This is a complex circuit that monitors the unit and senses potentially dangerous sparks or arcing inside the internal components of the A/C (motors, switches, etc.) It sounds like the problem is getting worse - as they usually do. Sparking and arcing happen when dirt, corrosion, etc. accumulates and can result in pitted contacts. All of these conditions only make the sparks and arcs worse. Page 1 of the manual (left column) says this:

If the Arc Detection Device has tripped, the
reset button will pop up.

Follow these steps to reset the Arc Detection

1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet
2. Press the reset button
3. Plug the unit back into electrical outlet
4. Check to see if power has returned to the unit


You should test the Arc Detection Device
equipped power cord monthly, after every major
electrical storm, or if power to your Room Air
Conditioner has been interrupted.

Follow these steps to test the Arc Detection

1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet
2. Press the reset button
3. Plug the unit back into electrical outlet
4. Press test button. Unit should trip and reset
button will pop up.
5. Press reset button again for use
If above test fails, stop using the air
conditioner and contact customer service by
calling the following toll-free number:
1-800-332-6658 or email:

I hope this helps & good luck!

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If the unit is new then the unit may be over-sized for the electrical circuit. If the unit is not new then the compressor may be failing

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Hello, I've got a Daewoo 5200btu window a/c that I

sounds like a direct short. Changing the plug and circuit protection may not eliminate the problem, but it would let you know for sure. I would not change that plug without ground fault interruption.

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My airconditioner won't turn on at all

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2.make switch of airconditioner n reset again.

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