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Thomas T. Klugh Posted on May 28, 2007
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"KACHUNK?" My air conditioner (Model #: AW1291M) works fine for about five minutes and then gives out with a loud "KACHUNK" and switches to just the fan. What causes this, and is there anything I can do if I take the unit out of it's chassis? Thanks.

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Either its the thermostat or the compressor itself, you need a qualified technician with this problem.

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