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The reset button keeps tripping when I plug unit up

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Hi, if it trips the reset, you have a short in some part of the unit. Could be the motor, or several things that would cause this. It can be repaired if you take it in to a appliance repair shop. You know as well as I do it may be a minor problem or major, and its the labor that will get your $$$. Get a estimate and compare to a new unit. I hope I have been of some help to you.

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Mine only trips on heat. All other settings work just fine. Any help?

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I'm having a similar problem. The other night there was a storm and we lost power for just a couple minutes. When it came back on the window air conditioning unit atarted turning on & off. I mean it will literally run for 2 to 3 seconds then turn off. It keeps doing it on and off on and off. I have tried unplugging it for a while, flipping the breaker, everything.... Please someone help me...Oh by the way the A/C is a GE.

Posted on Jun 23, 2019

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SOURCE: A6414w7b b wall unit gfi plug keep tripping

GFI plugs go bad very often if you had a storm in you area. You need to replace the plug. Go to aplliance parts house and they will sell you the new cord. Feed back please.

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SOURCE: when I plug in the unit it trips the reset button every time. Its

This is only a 5,200 BTU unit - for single room use.

If you're sure the voltage ok, it sounds like the unit is new and should be under warranty.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


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Hi, you either have a short in a componant or it may be that the outdoor coil is dirty and will need to be washed out with your garden hose. If it trips but you are able to reset it and it will run for awhile, its a good sign the condenser coil may be plugged causing high head pressure. If it trips and you try and reset it but can't, you have a dead short in a control part, motor, compressor, or what. Try washing this coil but be careful not to bend the aluminum fins as this will make it worse. Please let me know if this solves the problem or not, and if not we can go into it deeper.

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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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
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Follow these steps to reset the Arc Detection

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You should test the Arc Detection Device
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My a/c unit keeps tripping when i plug it in. i've tried to hit the reset button on the plug but doesnt do anything. i unplug and plug back into outlet and it trips again. what can i do to fix it?

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Welcome to FixYa.

To answer your question "where is the reset button?" I`d direct you to the back...if you haven`t already.

It will look like this...


If you push this to reset and the unit works, great. I would keep an eye on it though since the hi-limit typically trips for a reason such as a plugged lint filter, plugged vent ot partially plugged or the heater itself is plugged up with lint.

Take the lint filter and clean it under some warm water and soap as they do become plugged with wax over time due to fabric softener and static sheets.

If it doesn`t heat or start after-wards or it`s not tripped, you`ll need to investigate for a faulty heater element.
This is quite involved, so we`ll cross that bridge when you get there...if necessary.

Keep me posted on your progress or what you find.

Good luck.


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